acorn squash and arbole chile soup

I love this soup in the fall and winter months. It warms you through and through. I had been planning on making homemade fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and mashed potatoes but I was sick all weekend. This was the first day I was up for cooking anything so I decided a good soup might be the best thing for me.

ingredients:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 onion chopped
4 celery stalks chopped
4 carrots chopped
3 toes garlic chopped
3 large or 4 medium acorn squash
15 dried arbole chile pods or any small red dried Tai chile will work just as well
2 quarts chicken stock

Recipe:
Cut squash in half, cut of the ends so squash can sit upright once in half, and clean out the seeds and place on baking sheet. Put one pat of butter and one spoonful of brown sugar in each half and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Squash should be very tender and a little browned is okay too. 
Meanwhile, in a good sized pot saute over medium heat the onion, garlic, celery and carrot in olive oil until soft, then add chicken stock and the chiles. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for about 30 min.
Remove chiles from stock and cut off stems of about 3-10 chiles (this depends on how hot you want it. I use about 10 because we like things caliente in this house). Put cleaned chiles back in stock/ veggie mix and discard the rest of the chiles.
I like to let the stock and the squash cool a bit before I start this next part but you can work with it hot too. With a metal spoon (or just use your hands to remove squash from skin) scoop the squash out of the skin straight into the stock/veggie mix. Once all the squash is in the stock go ahead and ladle it into the blender. Puree for about a minuet or until silky smooth. You will probably need to do 3-4 batches to get all the soup pureed. Pour soup back into pot, reheat, salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with sour cream. YUM! Warm bellies all around.
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58 comments:

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Milton said...

I love this soup!

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Rachel said...

This sounds delicious!

Liz said...

Hi I'm following you back, thanks for the follow. This soup looks delicious!

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JamericanSpice said...

Hi thank you for visiting. Gosh I can almost smell your blog! YUM!

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Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Tuesday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Great photos. Looks yummy. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.Be sure to check my blog out www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com
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Josephine Russell said...

Mmmm...yummy recipe!

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Ott, A. said...

Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I am happy to return the follow. I love acorn squash so this looks delish!!!!

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Thank you for following me!! Now following you from Tuesday Blog Hops! This recipe looks delicious! YUM. I love spicy foods. ::Kristin::

Michelle Hoad said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower, and a happy one at that. I am a foodie at heart and I love to try new recipes. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this one looks good enough to bathe in.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Oh, Wow! I can't imagine making this, but I CAN imagine eating it!!! Yummy! And you did this after you were sick all weekend? You must love to cook. Me, not so much, but I'm trying to learn after all these years.

So now I have to follow you and see what other goodies you have in store!

Reluctant Writer said...

Hi,

This looks really good. I wish I had the time to do this.

Thanks for coming by and following. Im following back.

Emma B. said...

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Meaghan said...

That sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for coming to my fitness blog. I am now following back!

My New Life As Mom said...

That soup looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and how-to!

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TheCraftBarn said...

Following you back! Thanks for visiting my blog!
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Twee Poppets said...

Following you back - thanks so much for stopping by! Those pictures are making my mouth water. Mm mm mm! :D

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Annette said...

I'm returning your follow from yesterday. It's so nice to meet you. My mouth is starting to water looking at this delicious recipe. I especially enjoy acorn squash. Yum. Have a great day!

Rachel said...

Oh man, does that look good!

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jamfiescreations1 said...

Hello, thank you for following my blog. I now follow yours. I love this recipe, I am going to try it. Oh, and of course, love the baby.
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MageeBaby said...

YUM! The squash looks delicious!
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The Survival Mama said...

Those squash look gorgeous. Seems a shame to cook em'. This soup sounds delish - adding it to my list to try when it's not 85 degrees out.
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BeaderBubbe said...

thanks for following; am following you back...food and babies? love them both...have 5 of my own and 6 grandkids..nothing better....enjoy and congrats on baby #2

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Yum! New follower from the blog hop! Your baby is adorable!
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Jenna B. said...

That looks AMAZING! I am def. going to have to make this. I wish I had this recipe last week our market had a great sale on acorn squash! And it would have made a yummy starter to our dinner tonight.

Thanks for sharing! I am following you back from Sugar, Spice & Monkey Tales. :)

Ana Paula@ Get Craftin said...

Thanks for following my blog Get Craftin! Following you back, what wonderful recipes you have. I'm excited to follow your blog!!

Adrienne Summer said...

I found you through Blog Hop Tuesday. I love this recipe. I think I need to make a trip to the grocery store for dinner. Would love to have you follow me back!
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Busy Working Mama said...

Hi! So glad you stopped by so that I could stop by - I am SO trying this recipe! I have an acorn squash in my kitchen right now and I've been trying to figure out WHAT to do with it. It came in my weekly (random) farmer's market basket. Great recipe!

PS...following you back now!

Sue said...

Thanks for following me - following you now too.

That recipe looks good - I think I would leave out the chiles personally though - lol!

Hope you have a great day♥

Daisygirl said...

Sounds delish...and the photos are amazing! I am now following you back!

Jill said...

This looks and sounds delightful! Thank you for visiting my blog....returning the follow!
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Self Sagacity said...

This soup reminds me of when we were young. It looks delicious! Thanks for the follow, I am following you now. Smiles

Xmas Dolly said...

Thanks for stopping by, and I'm returning your follow. Nice to meet you. Boy, that does look tasty. My hubby would like that with those peppers etc. mmmmm Personally, I think that baby is yummier! ~hehe~ Such a cutie pie!

KdBuggie Boutique said...

Always wondered what to do with the acorn squash when I see them in the market. Thanks for sharing... it looks yummy!

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Linda... said...

looks and sounds yummy. thanks for the follow; am following you back. i've enjoyed browsing your blog.
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Colleen said...

Thanks for following my blog. Following you now too.

A lot of my life is food and babies too... well, just one baby. :) Looking forward to more recipes.

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by My Side of Life!
Here as your newest follower :)
Love the pics of the soup, yummy!!!~Melanie

Mrsblogalot said...

D-Licious! It looks yummy!

Nice to meet you!

Kara said...

That sounds so yummy! Definitely saving this recipe for a chilly day!

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Yum! That looks amazing. I have been looking for a squash soup for some time now!

I just found your blog on Follow Me Back Tuesday! Have a great night.

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Dewi Citra said...

Yum yum yum !!!
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I follow you back :D

just B you said...

Oh my gosh! This soup looks soooo delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe. =) I'm your newest follower, following you back from Tuesday Tag-Along.
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H-Mama said...

Following you back! Cute blog! And even cuter baby boy. Oh my. :)

The Adventures of a Blondie Mommie said...

Yum! What a fabulous blog you have! We have so much in common (babies, breastfeeding, and babywearing!). Following you back!

Nikki said...

Thanks for following!! All of this looks so YUMMY! I look forward to spending more time here!

Krista said...

This is on my MUST MAKE list! I'm a sucker for any kind of squash soup!! YUMMY!

Mama.Mommy.Mom. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! This soup looks wonderful, but I wonder if it would taste ok without the brown sugar and butter? I'm on a low fat/low cal diet and I'd love to be able to eliminate both of those somewhat, if not completely.

Mary said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog today! I'm your newest follower. I am always looking for ways to use winter squash, as I grow lots of it in my garden. This soup looks delicious, I'll give it a try.
I like your blog!

Mary

Lindsey Muth said...

I read blogs every day but yours is the first that has made me want to get a really amazing camera. Your photos are so gorgeous. You have a gift! Thank you for sharing!

Mrs. NoNo said...

Hi Hanna!
This soup sounds great (and your pics of everything - - especially why you love Santa Fe - - are wonderful!). I can't wait for the colder weather here so that I can make it one night! :)
Thanks for visiting "Mrs. NoNo Knows"! I am happily following you back! Hope you will stop back often and put in your two cents.
Carla
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Green Door Girl said...

this looks SO yummy!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love to make a warming soup when I'm ill. This looks yummy :)

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