Roasted Acorn Squash and Pumpkin Soup

TASTE Restaurant and Bar, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center

Perfectly blended pumpkin-and-squash puree and topped with spiced pepitas, crema and micro cilantro, this is the soup anyone would love in winter. 

Complex Executive Chef James King recommends pairing it with an Old Fashion to compliment the soup flavors.

“Even in Tampa, there are days when you want a hot bowl of delicious soup,” he said. “This recipe is so easy to make, and you can easily experiment with different ingredients to make it your own.”

Roasted Acorn Squash and Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Acorn Squash and Pumpkin Soup

Serving size: four or less



  • 1 acorn squash peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped (use 2 if you really want a lot of spice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh squeezed lime
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot heat over medium heat
  2. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent
  3. Add chopped acorn squash and season with salt and pepper
  4. In a medium bowl whisk stock and pumpkin together
  5. Add pumpkin mixture to the pot
  6. Add water and bring to a boil
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook for about one hour or until it has reduced to the desired consistency
  8. Carefully use a hand blender to puree the soup
  9. Add a squeeze of lime and top with crema
  10. Garnish with fresh toasted pepitas and cilantro

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