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Happy Halloween!! After a night of trick or treating, and trying your best to avoid the barrage of candy, come home and treat yourself to the amazingly delicious, and low calorie, Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup Recipe. Creamy and thick, and seasoned with amazing Fall spices, this pumpkin soup is not only tasty, it’s super healthy too. With lots of fiber, and a good dose of protein, each 1 cup serving has just 3 Points +. Pair it with a fabulous fall salad, and you’ve got yourself one awesome Halloween Night dinner that tastes incredible and is Weight Watchers friendly. Granted, this recipe does take some work, but the roasted flavor of the apples and pumpkin in what gives this dish it’s unique taste. Most other versions call for using canned pumpkin, which can certainly be done, but I so love the flavor of the fresh, cooked pumpkin. Enjoy!! And stay away from that candy bowl!!
Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup Recipe
Indulge in this creamy and decadent Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup Recipe with absolutely zero guilt. Each serving has just 3 Points + and has amazing Fall flavors that will make you forget it’s low calorie.
- 4 lbs fresh pumpkin peeled, seeded and cut into bit sized chunks (see Tip)
- 4 large granny smith apples, unpeeled, cut into quarters
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 6 cups fat free chicken broth
- 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- In a large bowl, toss pumpkin, apples, onions, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Spread evenly onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
- Roast, mixing once, for 30 minutes.
- Add in sage, mix again, and continue roasting until very tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
- Transfer about one-third of the pumpkin and apples to a blender along with 2 cups broth. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a Dutch oven and repeat for two more batches.
- Add in yogurt, ginger, nutmeg and remaining salt and heat through over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 5-7 minutes.
Tip: Make it easier to cut a pumpkin, acorn squash or other winter squash: pierce in several places with a fork; microwave on High for 45 to 60 seconds. Use a large sharp knife to cut in half.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 1 hour(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate
Number of servings (yield): 12
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is 1 cup
Each serving = 3 Points +
PER SERVING: 134 calories; 2 g fat; 22 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 6 g fiber