How To Make Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe At Home

When the cool, crisp fall season is upon us, it means it is time to make some homemade soup. That is, Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe.

Making a pot of homemade soup is increasingly tempting as we enter the fall and winter seasons. When I become chilled to the bone, this soup warms me up.

After spending some time in the cold, crisp fall air, a bowl of Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe hits the spot for my family and me. This soup sits at the top of the list of our list of favorite soups. You cannot deny the excellent nutrition that is packed in this recipe.

Copy Cat Soup Recipes Include An All-Time Favorite: Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe

Those who frequently shop at Trader Joe’s must have tried Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup. If you have not tried this recipe, you are missing out on an excellent fall/winter soup.

According to Ashlyn E. Inman, she put forth the great time and effort to develop a recipe closer to the original. I believe that her soup recipe nails it with some give and take to her version.

Not everyone has the same taste for a recipe and may tweak the directions a bit. Thus, when I follow a recipe, I may find that I need to add, subtract, increase, or decrease an ingredient, according to my taste buds, while following the recipe as closely as possible. I agree that it was difficult to see much difference between the original and “Ashlyn E. Inman’s” copycat recipe.

I made this copycat recipe personally, and my family and I enjoyed every last spoonful. I make this soup at least every month throughout the colder fall days. This soup does not end when fall ends. I make this recipe throughout the blistering cold winter days. There is nothing better to eat to warm the body and soul.

Remember that Trader Joe’s does not sell this soup long, and when the time for this particular soup has run out, you have no option but to buy more and stock your shelves or try a copycat recipe to keep your soup pot full with this hearty and delicious meal all winter long.

Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe is Chuck Full of Nutrition

When I mention nutritious meals, my kids give a sign, and their frowns begin to transpire. However, the first time I made this soup, the kids loved the taste. I believe the heavy sweet cream helped to sweeten the soup.

The best part was they were getting plenty of the fresh veggies they usually do not like to eat. This hearty soup recipe goes quickly, which is why I usually double the recipe so that I can stockpile this soup in freezer bags in the freezer for future quick lunches and dinners.

What Makes Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe So Nutritious and Delicious?

I find nothing as nutritious as loads of fresh veggies in my pot of homemade Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup. You will find the following veggies in this recipe, which also answers the need if you follow a vegan diet.

  • Butternut Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • California Tomatoes
  • Rosemary
  • Sage

Is this Recipe Exactly Like Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup

The answer is yes and no. Everyone has a particular take on tweaking a copycat recipe. I believe that if you want a copycat recipe as close to the original, you probably should not change the recipe.

Once Inman created a recipe close to Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup, she went a step further and smoothed out the chunks that you find in the original recipe. She did this by blending the mixture in her blender. This step is undoubtedly optional. I prefer the chunkier consistency.

Inman also removed the heavy cream because she did not think she wanted the extra calories. However, I felt these extra calories would not hurt, especially during the colder winter months. I think that the cream also adds a sweet flavor to this soup that the kids like.

According to Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup, their ingredients include the following.

  • Tomato Puree
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Heavy Cream
  • Butternut Squash
  • Butternut Squash Puree
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Dried Garlic
  • Citric Acid (preservative)
  • Dried onion
  • Spices

Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe in Disguise

Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe, according to “Ashlyn E. Inman,” creates a close second to Trader Joe’s original recipe and includes the following ingredients.

  • 2 medium butternut squash
  • 1 acorn or delicata squash (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 carton of chicken or vegetable broth (I use more or less depending on how thick or thin I want my soup)
  • 1 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a can of pumpkin puree
  • Fresh sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I have tried the original Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipe versus this copycat version, and both taste extremely close. Some of the ingredients on the Trader Joe’s Jar were missing from the copycat recipe. However, I could not see a huge difference.

This recipe makes eight servings. However, when I put together my family’s favorite homemade soup, I do not hesitate to double the recipe. Remember, you can freeze the leftover soup for another time in the future.

Instructions to Create One of the Best (copycat) Trader Joe’s Autumn Harvest Soup Recipes

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Use a roasting pan to roast the squash halves. Do not forget to remove the seeds before roasting.
  • Brush maple syrup over the squash
  • Roast for 45 minutes

You can tell the squash is done roasting when you easily insert a fork through the skin of the squash. It is time to remove the squash from the oven and allow it to cool.

  • When cooled, cut the squash into chunks.
  • I sauteed the onion and shallot until golden brown, in my Dutch oven. I added the cubes of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and two cups of broth.
  • Bring this to a boil.
  • Add the squash, pumpkin, sage, and remaining broth.

I turn the heat down to a low simmer for about three hours or until the veggies are soft. Sometimes, I transfer this soup to my crockpot using the simmer button.

  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add more herbs and broth as desired to taste.
  • The last step is to add the heavy cream if desired. Regardless of the additional calories, I desired to add the cream for a thicker consistency and sweeter flavor.

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One Comment

  1. I will be making this for the holidays. I was so glad to find the recipe when I realized the soup had already vanished from the shelves. I want to add cream to mine and am curious as to how much you add. I will be doubling the recipe. Thank you so much!

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