Butternut squash roasted with chocolate, chili peppers, and other goodness pureed down to a soup. Even my squash-hating sweetie enjoyed it. Garnish with chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, sourdough crostini, a drizzle of maple syrup, or even a bit of light cream.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
55 mins
1 hr 15 mins
4 bowls


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Rub each half of squash with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and place cut-side up on baking sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper on each half. Place chocolate, garlic, chile, and maple syrup into the cavities of each half.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until flesh is soft and tender, 45 to 55 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Scoop flesh out of 1 butternut squash half, along with cavity contents, into a blender. Add onion and 2 cups chicken stock; puree until smooth. Pour into stock pot. Scoop flesh out of remaining butternut squash half, along with cavity contents, into blender. Add remaining chicken stock; puree until smooth. Pour into stock pot.

  • Heat soup in stock pot over medium heat to desired temperature; add salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Cook's Notes:

Dark chocolate should be 72% cocoa or higher. Reduce amount to 1 ounce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 55.6g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 801.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This was good soup. For those wondering about chocolate in the soup think about mole sauce.. that also has chocolate and is very tasty. I forgot to buy a red chili so i added red chili flakes.. Read More