Squash Soup

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 Rosemary Croutons

On a cool fall day, nothing beats a warm, creamy pumpkin soup with fragrant, homemade rosemary croutons. Make a big batch if you're snowed in—it's even better the next day. Slideshow: More Warming Soup Recipes

Pumpkin Miso Soup

Vegan pumpkin soup gets an Asian twist with fresh ginger, miso, soy sauce and a seaweed garnish. Slideshow: More Vegan Recipes

Winter Acorn Squash, Turkey and Mushroom Soup

This winter acorn squash stew is perfect for cooking with all your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Slideshow: More Turkey Soups

Spaghetti Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms

This quick soup highlights fall's best flavors. For a fun twist, it uses spaghetti squash like noodles. Slideshow: Iconic Fall Flavors

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  

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut and Ginger

Jeanette Peabody, the chef at Hamiltons' at First & Main in Charlottesville, Virginia, makes this luscious, slightly sweet soup with butternut squash from Dave Matthews's Best of What's Around and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. The coconut milk gives the soup a silky texture and a hint of exotic nuttiness.    Warming Soup Recipes  

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Calabaza Mojo Soup with Toasted Brazil Nuts

Allen Susser serves this sweet and spicy soup at Chef Allen's in Miami. It's named for the brightly colored calabaza, the Latin American squash that's also known as West Indian pumpkin, and the Cuban seasoning blend called mojo. Buttercup squash can be substituted for the calabaza. If you don't have the time to slice Brazil nuts, you can substitute 1/4 cup sliced almonds.    Warming Soup Recipes  

Winter Squash Soup with Pie Spices

Lee Hefter loves the spices used for pumpkin pie, so he makes this silky, fragrant soup with them.  Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips