This is the perfect, most delicious way to use up butternut squash in the fall! Butternut Squash Soup is creamy, packed with comforting flavor and super easy to prepare. Great dinner option any night of the week!
One of the first recipes I ever put up on my blog was this delicious Butternut Squash Soup. It was a comforting fall soup then and it still is today. Plus the recipe desperately needed new photos. Watch the video of me making the soup below. That face I make when I see the total creamy goodness pours out of the blender? That is no joke. It was even creamier than I remembered and oohhh so good.
Although this squash is technically a fruit, we still treat it like a vegetable and you can enjoy roasting, sauteing it up on the stove like you do your fav vegetables or pureeing it. Thu it is perfect for making a meal or a side dish from.
How-To Make Your Own Batch of Delicious Butternut Squash Soup!
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DO YOU NEED TO PEEL BUTTERNUT SQUASH FOR SOUP
Yes! The skin on butternut squash is tough and unappetizing, so grab your peeler. If the cute squashes intimidate you, do not fear! I’m here to help you get to the flesh that will make your soup and your life a little more delicious.
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
1. Heat the butter or olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add butternut squash, water, chicken stock or bouillon cubes, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer over medium heat. Let simmer for 30 minutes (stirring occasionally), or until the squash is soft.
2. Remove pan from the heat and add the cream cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Let cool for 10 minutes. Add soup to a blender and puree until smooth and creamy or use an immersion blender. Pour back into the skillet/Dutch oven and heat over medium heat until just warmed through (do not boil). Serve immediately and top with sour cream and/or extra cayenne pepper, if desired.
This recipe is served right from the stove. If you want to make it ahead of time for a meal, then you can prepare it up to 3 days in advance and then seal it in an air tight container. This soup also freezes really well so that you can enjoy the fruit of your labor in a month or two! Feel free to freeze it up to 3 months down the line.
WHAT SPICES CAN BE ADDED TO BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
Different versions of the soup call for different spices, including a combination of some of the following: cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, marjoram, allspice, paprika, nutmeg and ginger.
This particular recipe keeps it pretty simple, only using salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. If you’re up for experimenting with a few others, go nuts!
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP SPICY
If you love making just about everything spicier (like I do), try adding an extra 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and a few cloves of garlic. It’s tasty and the perfect kick to a favorite meal!
BENEFITS OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Butternut squash is a starchy, winter vegetable so it’s good for you even though it is higher in carbs than a zucchini. But a cup of butternut squash offers a good source of Vitamin E, potassium and anti-oxidants. So enjoy each spoonful of this tasty meal!
I’m curious to know two things!
1. What is your favorite recipe to add butternut squash to?
2. What is your favorite fall soup?
Answer either or both of the questions in the comments below!
WHAT TO PAIR WITH YOUR BOWL OF SOUP
Whether it's a simple sandwich or part of your Thanksgiving meal, this Butternut Squash soup will go well with any of these recipes!
LOVE SOUP? ENJOY MAKING A NEW FLAVOR
Soup is a lot like cookies. I could never possibly pick a favorite!
10 FILLING COMFORT FOODS
Having a set list of comfort foods to put into rotation is important especially in the fall and winter months when it gets chilly. Below I'm sharing with you some of my favorites - many are quick and easy and others are just hearty and filling. Enjoy!
The Best Meatloaf - You need to make this classic meal. It is my mother's delicious recipe with an added touch of delicious sauce. This dinner recipe will quickly become a favorite family meal!
Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole - Creamy vegetables and chicken baked into a buttery crispy crust that is comfort food perfection especially during the fall and winter months.
Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole - this dinner boasts flavor and creaminess over a bed of steaming egg noodles. This casserole is just like your mom’s recipe but so much more! This is a perfect hearty weeknight meal to put on the table.
Instant Pot White Turkey Chili - Packed with turkey meat, white beans and veggies, this comfort food is super flavorful and delicious.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole - This is a delicious combination of the tastiest flavors you will ever eat in a single bite. Bacon, chicken, creamy alfredo sauce and pasta all make dinner a hit in less than 30 minutes!
Best Baked Ziti - Packed with flavorful meat sauce and layers of cheesy goodness, you will enjoy each flavorful bite. This delicious dinner feeds a lot of people and is super filling and hearty. It is a great meal to freeze and bake at a later time, too!
Best Instant Pot Chili - This recipe is the absolute perfect comfort food, packed with flavor, texture, color and a tiny bit of spice. Perfect dinner or party food!
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken - You need to try this mixture on a bun because it’s an addicting and delicious lunch or dinner option that everyone will enjoy. Great weeknight meal AND the perfect party food!
One-Pan Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole - Dinner has never been easier! NO PREP is required for this quick and delicious Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. Simplify those busy weeknights by adding this hearty meal to the dinner rotation!
Easy Classic Chicken Alfredo - Easy, creamy Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo is the perfect dinner recipe for busy nights. Done in 30 minutes and made in a single pan, everyone at the table will love this comforting dish!