Squash soup is the ultimate winter comfort food, whether you prefer butternut, kabocha or delicata varieties. We love red curry, crispy pancetta and smoked cheddar in creamy squash soups, and leftover squash makes for a wonderful addition to simple soups with turkey, mushrooms or beans. One of our favorites is a gingery butternut soup with fennel and coconut milk. It's topped with a spicy pecan cream and a bit of lemon juice for brightness, making it a perfectly cozy holiday appetizer. Find this recipe and more in our guide to squash soup.
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Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Ham
Sage and pumpkin are a perfect pair. Add chunks of apple and ham and you have the makings of a delicious autumn soup. We use canned pumpkin here in the name of speed, but in fact it taste as good as fresh once it simmers with the vegetables and herbs. If the soup gets too thick, just stir in a little extra broth or water. Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips
Gingered Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Pecan Cream
Dean Fearing loves the holiday feel of butternut squash, especially when it's combined with ginger, as it is for his smooth, gently sweet soup. He tops it with whipped cream flecked with chopped pecans for a number of reasons: "Usually holiday soups have a dollop of cream—adding pecans gives it a dollop of flavor. And crunch. I think everything should have a little bit of crunch to it. Plus, this is Texas, and pecans are Texas." Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy More Squash Dishes