Fire-Roasted Tomato & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Basil Oil

Sometimes homemade soup is the perfect comfort food. This tomato & butternut squash soup is rich and nutritious and shines with a drizzle of our infused Basil olive oil. Top

We recommend you either serve this with a slice of Moo-Na Lisa Cheese & Herb Bread or use the loaf to make DIY Moo-Na Lisa Cheese & Herb Bread Croutons.

Moo-Na Lisa Cheese Bread is made exclusively for Sigona’s using a cheese that’s also made exclusively for Sigona’s. You really can’t get much more one-of-a-kind than that!

Mac McConnell, master baker at The Midwife & The Baker in Mountain View, and his baking team use savory herbs, freshly milled flour and our Moo-Na Lisa Cheese, made for Sigona’s by Reggie Jones of Central Coast Creamery, to make and bake us loaves of this incredible bread. 

Fire-Roasted Tomato & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Basil Oil

Fire-Roasted Tomato & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Basil Oil

It’s simple to fire-roast your own tomatoes, but if you run out of time, you can pick up a can of Muir Glen crushed or diced fire-roasted tomatoes, available at Sigona’s! This soup is perfect with a chunk of crusty bread. You can even use this as a pizza or marinara sauce, if you’d like! Serves 4.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • Half of a 2 1/2 to 3 lb. butternut squash seeded
  • 2 Tbsp Sigona’s Basil Oil plus more for drizzling, see note
  • Flaky salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • About 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • About 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • Half a large yellow onion diced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 18 to 20 Roma tomatoes or about 2 lb. of another variety, or a 28 oz. can of crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups vegetable broth

For serving:

  • Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Crusty bread such as a locally made loaf by Midwife & The Baker

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. With a fork, poke holes in the cut side of the squash. Brush the cut side with 1 tablespoon of the basil oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cinnamon and chili powder. Place on a baking tray, cut side up, and roast for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the center of the squash is fork tender. Allow to cool to about room temperature.
  • If fire-roasting your own tomatoes, preheat an outdoor grill over medium heat. Brush the grates with oil and add the tomatoes. Grill, covered, over medium heat, rotating the tomatoes every 8 to 9 minutes or until all sides are charred and roasted. Remove to a bowl and cover with foil for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the skins and discard. Set tomatoes aside.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Place the onion mixture along with the tomatoes, canned or DIY, in a food processor (working in batches if necessary) and puree until smooth (a little chunky is ok). Return mixture to the soup pot over low heat.
  • Scoop butternut squash out from its shell. Add squash and 1/2 cup of broth in a food processor and process until smooth (add a little more broth if necessary). Add squash puree and remaining broth to the soup pot.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over high heat; reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more broth if desired.
  • To serve, ladle into bowls, drizzle each individual serving with a teaspoon of basil oil and top with shaved parmesan. Serve with crusty bread for dipping.

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Notes

Sigona’s infused olive oils and balsamics are available for purchase both in the markets and online at www.sigonas.com
Sigona’s Basil Infused Olive Oil
Keyword Moo-na Lisa Cheese & Herb Bread, Sigona’s Basil Olive Oil

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