Acorn Squash and Leek Soup with Pepitas Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Carla Jordan Modified: March 25, 2022
Acorn Squash and Leek Soup with Pepitas Recipe

How To Make Acorn Squash and Leek Soup with Pepitas

This flavorful leek soup comes with hearty bites of acorn squash and crunchy pepitas! Serve these up for your next dinner party for a tasteful soup dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 2acorn squash
  • 1tbspbutter,or olive oil
  • 1cuplarge leeks,light green and white part only
  • 4cupsfat free low sodium chicken broth,or vegetable stock
  • 2tbsppepitas,(raw pumpkin seeds)
  • 2tbspchives,chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut the acorn squash in half.

  3. Bake the squash for 40 to 45 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven.

  4. Discard the dark green part of the leeks.

  5. Chop the leeks, then sauté them in a large pot with butter over medium low heat for 5 minutes until tender.

  6. When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out the seeds, and discard them.

  7. Scoop out the flesh from the skin of the squash, then add them to the pot with leeks.

  8. Add about ⅔ of the chicken stock to the pot, then stir well and simmer for 5 minutes.

  9. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend the soup until smooth.

  10. Add the remaining broth, then allow to simmer a few more minutes.

  11. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

  12. Garnish with pepitas and chopped chives, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 188.64kcal
  • Fat: 6.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.88g
  • Fiber: 4.01g
  • Sugar: 1.47g
  • Protein: 8.12g
  • Cholesterol: 7.63mg
  • Sodium: 85.13mg
  • Calcium: 101.27mg
  • Potassium: 1038.60mg
  • Iron: 2.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 89.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.98mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes


Cauliflower Leek Soup Recipe

This cauliflower leek soup is a nutritious and creamy side dish that you can whip up in half an hour. Garnish with cheese, scallions, or even bacon.
30 mins


Coconut Soup with Yam and Leek

This sweet and flavorful coconut soup is perfectly vegetarian, made with yam and leek, and matched with the spice of cumin and coriander.
46 mins


Bishop’s Bread Coffee Cake Recipe

This bishop's bread recipe is more like a cake rather than actual bread. It has a light cinnamon flavor that goes perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee.

40 mins


Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

Simple and creamy Leek and Potato Soup is a French classic that my whole family loves!  A healthy and easy recipe with the perfect mix of flavors.
40 mins


Cream of Asparagus Leek Soup Recipe

Perfect for spring nights, our cream of asparagus leek soup with a hint of crème fraîche is undeniably deliciously creamy and fit for vegetarians, too!
45 mins

Dip, Sauce & Condiment

Chili-Garlic Peanut Sauce Recipe

Add some sweetness and spice to your dish with this rich peanut sauce. It’s made with coconut milk and a dash of hot sauce sprinkled with roasted peanuts.
28 mins


Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

Have a warm nourishing meal with this broccoli leek soup cooked with potatoes in a flavorful broth. It’s blended until smooth and finished with chives.
35 mins


Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup Recipe

This Irish Oatmeal and Leek soup is a heart-warming food in a bowl. Light with a creamy consistency - a flawless way to modify your standard leek soup!
1 hr 5 mins


Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Leeks have a fragrant smell and a slightly minty taste. This makes it a good soup ingredient. Add in some potatoes, cream, and stock for a milky flavor.
1 hr


Creamy Pumpkin and Leek Soup Recipe

A pumpkin soup made extra creamy and garnished with leek strips for that added flavor. It's also got that spice thanks to the hot sauce.

50 mins

Leave a comment

Replying to