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Butternut Squash Soup is a creamy bowl of comfort food goodness! It’s easy to make, full of healthy vegetables, and ready in under 30 minutes. 

A ladle of Butternut Squash Soup is lifted from a pot

Butternut Squash Soup is a classic soup dish. It’s smooth and creamy and total comfort food. This butternut squash soup recipe is full of vegetables which means it’s also full of vitamins and nutrients. The heavy cream in this soup is optional so you can enjoy it as healthy as you’d like, or add in a bit of indulgence for a richer soup.

How do you pick out a butternut squash?

When picking out a butternut squash, first look for color. It should be a solid beige color and not have any deep cuts or bruises. Sometimes they get a little scratched during shipping and at the grocery store. Small surface only scratches are fine. Next, pick up the squash. If it feels heavy for its size, it is a good one to pick.

A bowl of Butternut Squash Soup with cream swirled in

Storing Leftovers:

Butternut squash soup stores really well. You can freeze it, or store it in the fridge to reheat. It will stay good in the fridge for about 5 days, and it will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months. Another fun option is to turn it into a pasta sauce. Simmer it over medium low heat until the sauce reduces and thickens up. Then serve over pasta.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may enjoy these other classic soup recipes:

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A ladle of Butternut Squash Soup is lifted from a pot
Butternut Squash Soup is a creamy bowl of comfort food goodness! It's easy to make, full of healthy vegetables, and ready in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 medium apple peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in onion and saute for 5 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add in butternut squash, carrots, celery, apple, and vegetable stock. Season with salt, nutmeg, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
  • Puree using an immersion blender, or transfer in batches to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and serve hot.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 21280IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butternut Squash Soup
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June 10, 2020 1:58 am

Made it yesterday. Omg, it was divine.
Thank you for the recipe

February 28, 2020 12:09 pm

5 stars
I have to say this is very good soup, delicious. Don’t hesitate to try it.

Phyllis Whitley
February 23, 2020 8:45 am

Best recepie for this soup I have tasted.

October 10, 2019 3:38 pm

5 stars
Great soup! I made changes but overall followed the recipe. Doubled the salt and pepper. It’s so creamy it doesn’t even need the diary 🙂 perfect fall food!

Patty holzhauer
February 22, 2020 11:20 am

5 stars
All I love the recipes the recipes I love the recipes

Michael Collins
February 10, 2018 2:17 pm

Can Butternut Squash Soup be altered so Lactose
Intolerant people can enjoy it too?

Stacie Martz
February 17, 2018 11:23 pm

Adding coconut cream or full fat coconut milk adds a nice creaminess without actual dairy.

February 22, 2020 4:33 pm

5 stars
You can replace the cream with non dairy unsweetened coffee creamer. I do it for all the creamy soups.

Sam A.
July 15, 2020 5:02 pm

I made it with 10% lactose free cream and skipped the butter for olive oil. My daughter who is lactose intolerant had two bowls! It didn’t last in our house. So deelish!

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