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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe By: Sara

About this Recipe:

SaraSara: This is a simple and very forgiving recipe. It can be made rich and creamy or light and healthy. Roasting the squash brings out its true taste.

Main Ingredients:

Butternut squash: 4 Baby Butternut squash or 1 large ( about 6 cups)
Chicken bouillon : 5 cubes (unsalted) or single packages
Onion: 1 medium
Olive Oil: 1 tbsp
Cream: 1/2 cup*
Water: 4 cups**
Nutmeg: (optional)
Parsley: to garnish (optional)
Garlic toast : (optional)


1. Wash and cut the butternut squash(s) in half

2. Roast the butternut squash(s) cut side down on a sheet in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then scoop out the prepared squash.

3. In a large saucepan, Slice and saute the onion in olive until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

4. Bring to boil and cook for 30 minutes or until squash is tender.

5. Puree squash mixture in a blender batches until smooth and then return to saucepan.

6. Before serving, add cream and heat through. Do not allow to boil.

7. Garnish with parsley and serve with garlic toast.

* : The amount of cream in this recipe depends on how rich you prefer your soup. Taste the soup before adding the whole amount. Cream can also be substituted with milk for a healthier recipe.

**: This portion can also be easily changed depending on how thick or runny your prefer your soup.

Published on May 14, 2008
Last edited on November 29, 2009

Herbs & Spices in this Recipe:


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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1:15 min
Ready in
1.5 hrs
Recipe by
39 Ratings
Average rating: 4.1

Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value

Fat  10 g
15 %

Fiber  3 g
12 %

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
303 %
51 %
9 %
6 %
Complete Nutrition Facts

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Comments: 32

Navid, Member2008 May 14
A very tasty soup. Thanks Sara

Tahmineh, Member from: Van2008 May 19

Mary, Guest from: Montreal, Canada2008 Oct 03
I was pleasantly surprised, it's different and delicious, thank you Sara!

Bobby, Guest from: Victoria, Canada 2008 Nov 17
great soup! Very tasty, my first ever having butternut squash soup! I will be keeping this recipe for future use!! Thanks! Bobby

Joan H, Guest2008 Nov 26
I made this recipe and added minced garlic to it. It just doesn't seem right to not have garlic in it. It give it a wonderful rich flavour. When using the whole butternut squash I would likely add about 3-4cloves of garlic. Deeelicious!

Navid, Guest from: Vancouver2008 Nov 28
Average rating: 5
Love it

Jess, Guest2008 Dec 05
i made this recipe and roasted red peppers and garlic as well and blended it all together. it was fantastic :)

Lois, Guest2008 Dec 22
Average rating: 5
I roasted a head of garlic to add to squash. When I was sauteeing the onion I added 1 tsp. curry powder for the last 30 seconds. I used coconut milk instead of cream becasue of a dairy allergy. Fabulous!

Yuri, Guest from: London, Canada2009 Jan 03
What temperature should the oven be at?

Theresa, Guest2009 Jan 23
Average rating: 5
Thank you Sara that was so easy and fun especially when you have three little ones to worry about...God Bless and keep them coming:)

Sara, Member2009 Mar 11
Hi YuriOven should be at 350 degrees F

Bart, Guest from: Guelph2009 Apr 20
I've never made ANY soup before, but I've just bought some acorn squash on sale and am going to substitute the butternut for that. Any comments?

Julia, Guest from: Kelowna, BC2009 Aug 18
Average rating: 1
Was he 5 bouillon cubes a typo? It sounded like way too much to me, but I thought I would follow the recipe the first time. It was so salty that we couldn't eat it. I think I will try it again with zero cubes.

Camille, Guest2009 Aug 24
Average rating: 5
So good, my family slurped this up. My only changed was that I sauteed the onions in butter instead of olive oil. ;)

Brad In Canada, Guest from: Orillia2009 Oct 07
You didn't show number of servings. I need enough for 10 so will double the recipe.

Meghan, Guest from: Alberta2009 Oct 13
Average rating: 5
So good. Even my husband who doesn't like anything liked it.

Rebecca W, Guest from: Canada2009 Oct 18
Average rating: 5
Did you provide receipe for the cream?

Sam, Guest from: Ontario2009 Oct 18
I have yet to make this dish, but I was just wondering about the bouillon. The 5 cubes is correct? Please let me know soon! I'm planning on making this dish within the next week for a dinner party :)

Marylou, Guest from: Burlington Ontario2009 Oct 24
Am about to make this soup - many favorable comments. Someone asked if acorn squash could be used instead of butternut - any comment on that?

Colin, Guest2009 Nov 29
found the 5 cubes to be a little much, next time i will only use three. also added tablespoon of currie while in the pot, as well as a dash of cinnimon. a piece of double smoked bacon, well crisped and crumbled over parsley was nice as garnish

Chrissy, Guest from: Vancouver,bc2009 Dec 06
Average rating: 5
LOVED IT - very yummy

Mariya, Guest2010 Mar 07
Average rating: 5
Thank you very much for the recepe!!!It is so simple, even beginners can make it.It was beyond any expectations, that something so simple(and fast!) could be so delicious! It tasted just like the one in the restaurant. I do belive, that roasting the squash brings out the hearty flavour. It's not quite the same if you boil it( so is yam), but that's what they suggest in many other recepies.Thanks again!!!

Diane, Guest2010 Apr 06
Average rating: 5
Excellent soup. I did add a cup of cooked sweet potatoes and the garlic that others suggested. The outcome was so delicious that I later made and served it at a dinner party and everyone raved.Thank you for this easy and delicious reecipe...it goes into my favorites box.

Courtney, Guest2010 Jun 02
Average rating: 5
I added some apple and blended it all together gave it a nice sweet taste! Yummmy

Wendy, Guest from: B.c,2010 Aug 08
what l do .is cut into cubes one butternut and one large sweet potatoe oion if u like add a twig of tyme put everything into roasting pan coat with olvie oil or veg what every u have salt and pepper roast in oven at three fiffty until tender.then add one box of chicken or veg stalk , puree and beleive me yum yum yum enjoy.

Connie, Guest from: Canada2010 Aug 21
Average rating: 5
Whilst cooking the onions I added pumkin spice and all spice. Towards the end of this process I added 2 tbsp to the onions and let it simmer a few mins before adding the squash. Instead of the bullion cubes I added 1 cup of chicken stock and reduced the 4 cup water to 3 instead. It's cooking as we speak and everyone in the house is sticking their nose close to the lid to have a whif. It's not even finished and everyone is saying it's amazing. This is going into my family heirloom book.

Connie, Guest2010 Aug 21
I meant to say that while the onions and the spices were cooking I added 2 tbsp of maple syrup to the onions before adding the squash in.

Erin, Guest from: Ontario2010 Sep 16
Average rating: 5
if you have liquid boullion 2tsp to 250ml of water makes a great base and isnt salty all in all great receipe thanks for sharing MY kids are eating it and asking for more

Colleen Fleet, Guest2010 Nov 22
Average rating: 3
These are the small (1cm by 1cm) bouillion cubes! You use aprox 1 per cup of water....not the big cubes! Instead of cream try adding 1/2 bring of cream cheese....yummmmyyyyyy!

Roast Recipes, Guest from: USA2011 Feb 25
Average rating: 4
Tried this tonight, it went over well with the kids!Thank You!

P, Guest from: Toronto2011 Oct 24
best soup! people ask me for the recipe all the time!

Jim, Guest2012 May 06
just to be clear, you put the sauce pan in the oven at 350F?

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