A little slice of Autumn in a bowl. This Futsu Squash Sweet Potato Soup recipe is sure to give your heart + stomach all the warm + yummy fall feels. Gluten + Dairy Free, Whole30 + Paleo-friendly!
One of the things I love about Fall is all the cozy foods everyone has the itch to make. Obviously coupled with Thanksgiving there is an assortment of pumpkin everything, warm pies + tarts, steaming apple cider or hot chocolate, and my favourite, all the thick + comforting soups. Not that we don’t enjoy these things other times of the year, but there is just something special about having these things in the Fall – just like there is something special about eggnog and gingerbread men at Christmas!
I wrote a post on all the Fall Recipes You Will Want To Make Right Now, so I thought I would contribute to that list!
Recently I brought home the Late Autumn Produce Box from a grocer in our area that provides all organic, local and seasonal produce and I instantly wanted to make some kind of soup!
The Late Autumn Box came with such a good variety of seasonal items but my favourite and the most intriguing item was the Futsu Squash. I’ve seen them on Autumn tablescapes and in large baskets of gourds and pumpkins…but I never really thought about cooking them. Well, I was definitely missing out! This squash beats ALL other squashes on the tasty scale. It. Is. Delicious.
The box also included mini sweet potatoes, onion + sage among other things…which turned into this beautiful creation that I definitely didn’t make enough of, because it was gone within moments, literally. So if you are going to make this soup, I would suggest doubling or tripling the batch!
We are also kale fanatics, so I fried up some crispy kale chips to go with it and it was the perfect compliment!
This recipe is also Gluten + Dairy Free, Whole30 + Paleo-friendly, so YAY for those of you who follow stricter diets!
Here is to a cozy + happy Fall Y’all!
Futsu Squash + Sweet Potato Soup
A little slice of Autumn in a bowl.
- 1 futsu squash
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh Sage chopped
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 medium sweet onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sweet potato thinly sliced
- 2/3 cup coconut milk no sugar added
- sea salt to taste
- black cracked pepper to taste
- 1 bunch kale washed + chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- sea salt
Futsu Squash + Sweet Potato Soup
Preheat oven to 450° and put the baking sheet in oven to heat up.
Cut futsu squash in half and remove seeds.
Cut each half into 1 inch thick slices.
Chop fresh sage and mix into 1 tbsp of olive oil.
When the oven is preheated, brush both sides of futsu squash slices and place on baking sheet and put in the oven.
Set a 30-minute timer, flipping squash slices halfway through. While the squash is cooking prepare the rest of the soup.
Melt 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of ghee in pot.
Add chopped onion and minced garlic to pot.
Saute over medium heat until fragrant and onions are becoming soft and translucent. Make sure not to burn the garlic!
Stir in 1/2 tsp of turmeric with the onions and garlic.
Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add in the thinly sliced sweet potato. Let the sweet potatoes boil in the broth for about 15 minutes or until soft.
Turn heat to low and let the soup simmer.
When squash is done, take them out of the oven and let cool.
Remove the skins and add the squash to the pot.
Turn heat to high and cook for another 5 minutes to let the flavours meld together.
Pour in coconut milk, leaving 1/4 cup out for garnish.
Using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth. If it's too thick add some boiling water - this is completely your preference!
Ladle soup into bowls and drizzle remaining coconut milk over soup and top off with kale chips.
Heat coconut oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.
Once ready (add a drop of water in the pan, if it sizzles it's ready!), in batches lay your kale pieces in oil to fry. Step back as the oil will start to sizzle and splatter like crazy once you put the kale leaves in. I use an extra long set of tongs for this!
You will know they are done once the sizzling stops and they become somewhat translucent.
Carefully remove kale pieces, lay them on a paper towel-lined plate and lightly salt them.
Repeat until all kale is cooking into chips.
Thank you to Legacy Greens for providing me with this beautiful Late Autumn Box of local + fresh produce!
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Khushboo Motihar says
I love the fact that the Futsu Squash Sweet Potato Soup is paleo friendly and dairy free. I can’t wait to try making this hearty and warm bowl of soup 😀
Emily Fata says
You’ve got my stomach grumbling all the way from Toronto! This soup looks like it’ll taste soooo good! I can’t wait to whip it up myself in the next week or two. 🙂
Ommg… i love this. I love sweet potato. I eat it fried, baked,boiled but never have the soup. I can’t wait to try this. It looks yummy
Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women says
Aside from being healthy and hearty during the fall, this does look to fit the definition of ‘comfort food’ rather well. It looks attractive and tasty as well and (hopefully) not that difficult to make, as I’m not known to be the best cook in the world!
Evelyn Hernandez says
Squash soup is always an easy and healthy dish. We love making an extra batch when we make it. This recipe is a bit different than ours, I would love to try it.
now, i’m hungry. we don’t have that kind of squash here but the more smoother one plus we have lots of sweet potatoes. i love boiled sweet potatoes just dipped in sugar. they’re the best snack in my book. i would love to try your recipe some time. thanks for sharing.
This soup looks absolutely amazing! I love all of the veggies you’ve packed into the soup and kale chips are one of my favorites. I’ll have to add this to my meal plan next week.
It’s raining in my city at the moment and I am thinking what to make for dinner. This sounds like a lovely recipe for this weather for sure. I have never heard about futsu squash before but I do like the butternut one so I can imagine this soup is delicious.
Product Review Mom says
It’s soup season! And your soup looks so good! Making me hungry right now. I made sure to pin it for later to make some at home.
Stine Mari says
I’ve never cooked with futsu squash before, but it does look super yummy! And totally agree about the coziness of eating it during Fall. 🙂
This looks super delicious. It is raining right now and this is what I am going to make for dinner.
Ashley Rice says
I love sweet potato and kale!! This sounds very yummy! I’ll have to change out a few things so I can make this for myself. Yum!
OOh! We’re HUGE soup fans during fall and winter and this would be a nice change of pace! What yummy flavors!
That would be perfect for a chilly day, thanks for sharing your recipe! Looks delicious!
This looks utterly delicious. I especially like the look of the kales chips on top.
Love this! Kale chips as a garnish are such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!
This sounds amazing, I love anything sweet potato this time of year!
This recipe looks so flavorful and delicious. I absolutely love having a great soup as a fall meal. Adding this one to the recipes to try list!
Geraline Batarra says
First time to hear this recipe and it looks really good and tasty, I will try to make this for my family so perfect for this cold weather.
This looks so delicious! The recipe looks easy to follow as well! Thanks for sharing!
I love having soup when it’s autumn and winter and this looks really delicious.
This recipe looks really delicious. I can say that I am not good in cooking but I will try to make this at home as the procedure of making it looks so easy to follow.
I have never heard of Futsu squash! I’m going to have to try to find one now – I’m curious about what they taste like!
robin rue says
This soup just screams fall! I have never had a soup like this before, but it sounds phenomenal so I can’t wait to make it.
I have to give this a try! Squash is one of my favorite foods. I’ve never had Futsu squash before, so I’m eager to try this.
Squash and sweet potato are so much healthier for a person. They have wonderful taste and so easy to work into many dishes. This look delicious.
Glenda Cates says
I have never been a fan of the Sweet Potato although I know a lot of people like them and with me making a Lunch for the Teachers in my son’s school I may make this for the teachers. Because I believe they would enjoy this dish. Don’t you?
Yes I definitely think so!
Looks yummy and healthy. Though I do you any suggestion in replacement to futsu squash – regular squash?? I don’t think we have it here.
Yes I think any squash would do!!
This sounds like an amazing idea! I love the fall because of sweaters and delicious soups and so many other things. I cannot wait to try this.
Amber Myers says
Oh heck yes, this sounds like an incredible soup to try. I love to make soup when it’s cold out, so I’ll add this one to my list.
I’ve never tried making squash soup before. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. It looks so savory.
I like Whole30 and paleo recipe and am always looking for new ones to try. Squash soup is one of my favorites! I will have to try this one.
Oh my goshhhh I’d really love to try this tonight! Might just have to.
I love this kind of soup. I haven’t made it before so I’m saving this for later.
Yummm what a heartwarming recipe for fall! I am bookmarking this to make in a few days!
This sounds really good. I love squash and sweet potatoes, and soups are perfect in colder weather.
Wow! I love a good soup, especially when it gets cooler out. I’m going to save this one!
Terri Steffes says
I’m loving the soup and kale chips. What a great combination. It is so healthy and clean eating.
Ruth I. says
This is a perfect recipe this Fall season. I’d love to make some for my family. Yum!
Terri Beavers says
This looks and sounds like a delicious fall recipe. I’ve not tried that squash before but bet I’d love it.
I need to get that squash the sou looks yum. perfect for cold weather. Creamy and delicious I am going to give it a try.
Nichole Arnold says
I have never heard of this type of squash let alone tried it! This looks super tasty and I love anything with sweet potato!
Alyssa H says
Yum!! I looove a good squash/pumpkin soup and this one sounds absolutely incredible!!