Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

The first time I made soup with a butternut squash, my husband took one bite and pushed his bowl away. I, however, at least ate mine. Though it wasn’t that good (shhhh…I told him it tasted fine and to ‘just eat it’!)

I couldn’t let it go though. I knew it was supposed to taste good, and I wanted to really like it. And after a few variations, I finally hit the nail on the head! Even my husband liked the taste, though in his words “It needs something. Something to chew“, while he proceeded to add broccoli to his. So obviously he isn’t big on blended soups!

I’m also excited to have finally gotten the recipe just perfect right as Wardeh is hosting the soup portion of our Whole Foods for the Holidays progressive dinner!

This creamy soup is flavorful without overpowering any dish you serve it with. You can also use an immersion blender if you prefer a chunkier soup, or add in more broth if you like it thinner.

(also – it does taste great with broccoli in it!)

I’ll be linking this recipe up at GNOWFGLINS today in the first installment of our Progressive Dinner! If you have a great soup recipe to share, join us and link up as well.

*Also – don’t forget about the allergy friendly and healthy Menu Plan giveaway from Heart of Cooking!

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and saute onions until soft.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, squash, and 3.5 cups broth, simmer for about 30 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.
  3. Place half of the vegetable mixture and half of the cream cheese into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Use the remaining broth if you need it for ease in blending.
  5. Finish with the other half of the soup mixture and the rest of the cream cheese.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Comments

  1. Shannon Arthur says:

    I am in Ireland this week and went to a pub (of course) and ordered a squash soup like this one. Only it had a bit of apple cider in it and was topped with a spoonful of creme fraische and a tiny bit of scallions. The apple cider is what made this so incredibly delicious! There was just a hint of sweet apple in the aftertaste that made us smile…and my husband doesn’t like squash! Anyway, just wanted to share the idea with you! Enjoy!

    Helen Reply:

    @Shannon Arthur,
    Yes, I sometimes make apple-butternut soup, put a couple green apples in with the mix, cook them down and puree them with the squash, it makes it sweeter and more interesting to add another taste. And sour cream works for the creme fraiche, since I’m not in Europe and can’t get the real thing!

  2. Your soup sounds wonderful! I’m trying to incorporate more squash into my family’s diet – ironically my husband and son both love it and I’m the one who isn’t sure! But I do like butternut squash, so your soup is a great place to start. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. This looks so good! I have been making all kinds of squash soups this season! They are so great! My husband especially like when I add crumbled bacon to it! Makes the boys feel like it is more of a meal! :)

  4. Just made this (with brocoli) and it is DELISH! Gave a bite to my 9 month old and she keeps begging for more too :)

  5. I wish there were “like” buttons on blog comments 😉 I have 2 squash just waiting to be soup! I’ll have to skip the butter (use coconut oil instead) & the cream cheese (perhaps go for the apples & make it closer to the sweet than the savory). I have a pumpkin soup recipe that is similar. You finish it by adding rice (we use brown sprouted) – gives it that something to chew on.

  6. Thank you SOOOOO much for this recipe! It’s easily the best butternut squash soup I’ve ever had. I just made it last night and threw in a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of allspice (it’s still winter 😀 ). I also went with your husbands ingenious idea to add broccoli (which, in my opinion, is exactly what it needed).

    donielle Reply:

    @Jon, So glad you liked it! We made it again last night; it’s a staple recipe in our house.