• Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

By Brittany Welsh on October 15, 2020



To make this easy butternut squash soup recipe, you will need:


Butternut squash: You can either use 1 medium-sized fresh butternut squash. Or feel free to save a step and purchase your squash pre-cut, either in the fresh or frozen vegetable section of the grocery store.


Carrot, onion and apple: I especially love making butternut squash soup with apple (I recommend Granny Smith) which brings an extra touch of sweet, tart flavors to this soup.


Vegetable stock and coconut milk: These ingredients have the double bonus of making this vegan butternut squash soup!  That said though, if you’re not a fan of coconut milk, you’re welcome to substitute heavy cream (or half and half) instead.


Garlic, sage, salt, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon and nutmeg: If you don’t have fresh sage on hand, feel free to use a pinch of dried.  (And if you do have fresh sage, I also love to fry up a few extra leaves and use them as a garnish on top.)  Also, feel free to add more or less cayenne to taste.


Your choice of garnishes: I like to drizzle on some extra coconut milk, maybe a sprinkle of toasted pepitas, and a sprinkle of extra black pepper and/or smoked paprika.





To make this Butternut Squash Soup recipe on the stovetop, simply…


Combine your ingredients (minus the coconut milk) in a large stockpot  For extra flavor, I recommend sautéing the onion and garlic beforehand in a tablespoon of olive oil.  But that step is optional if you’d like to save some time.


Cook until tender.  Cook the soup until it reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, or until the butternut squash can be easily mashed with a fork.


Blend.  Either use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.  Or you can transfer the soup in two batches to a traditional blender and puree it there.  (Just be extremely careful blending hot liquids; you do not want the blender to be too full.)


Taste and season.  Add extra salt, pepper, and/or cayenne if needed, to taste.


Serve and enjoy!  Garnished with any of your favorite toppings.



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