Butternut Squash Soup

I love a reason to make soup! Cold blustery days are my perfect excuse to make a batch of Butternut Squash Soup. This delicious soup is so easy and inexpensive but tastes rich and creamy. At first, with two young boys, they were very unsure about my feeding them an orange soup. Kids… It is like they do not trust parents! This soup is more of a dessert than dinner.

There are a few different ways to make this soup. One version I have done is to boil the Butternut Squash pieces before blending them to make soup. The second way that I have used to make this soup is to bake the Butternut Squash pieces, in addition to garlic and onion, until they are roasted in the oven. Both are equally easy. However, in the more recent years I have actually loved roasting the squash to get a nuttier flavor into the soup. In this post, I am going to share how I roast my squash before making the soup.

Butternut Squash Soup in white bowl on plate with grilled cheese sandwich on plate

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This post was originally published on December 18, 2015
Updated on February 24, 2022

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Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

2 Large Butternut Squashes
Non-stick spray
Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
1 onion
2 garlic heads
1-2 tsp Nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste

Two Butternut Squash Soup squashes on blue cutting board

Butternut Squash Soup Directions

1. Use a vegetable peeler to carefully peel the skin off the butternut squash. Trust me, peeling it is easier and you keep more of your squash!

Butternut Squash Soup Peeling butternut squashes on blue cutting board

2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then spray a baking sheet, that has a piece of aluminum foil, with non-stick spray. Set aside.
3. First, cut both ends off of the squashes. Then, slice the Butternut Squashes so they are like burger patties. Finally use a spoon to remove any seeds from the bottom of the squash. Then, lay the pieces on the prepared baking sheet.

4. To prepare the onion to be roasted, first cut off both ends and remove the skin. Then, slice the onion any which way you desire. I chose to slice my onion into strips then lay them on the baking sheet around the Butternut Squash pieces.

Butternut Squash Soup all pieces on baking sheet

5. Then, cook the Butternut Squash pieces, onion and garlic in the oven until browned and a fork can be inserted easily.

Butternut Squash Soup roast in oven on baking sheet

6. Place all of the garlic, onion and Butternut Squash pieces into a 6-Quart pan. Then, using a potato smasher, mash the large chunks into smaller ones.

7. Measure and add 8-cups of water OR your desired stock to the pot. I chose to use water and also added Chicken Soup Base.

Add water to pot

8. Using an Emersion Blender, blend the soup until it is completely smooth. The amount of time this step takes depends upon the size of the Butternut Squash pieces.

Emersion blender resting in large pot on stove

9. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and then mix well into the soup.

10. Bring the Butternut Squash Soup to a simmer and then cook for 30 minutes.

Simmer soup on stove for thirty minutes

Serve with a salad, grilled cheese, a tasty bread or whichever side you desire and enjoy!

Soup finished and in white bowl to serve

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Butternut Squash Soup in bowl on back Concrete patio

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 Large Butternut Squashes
Non-stick spray
Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
1 onion
2 garlic heads
1-2 tsp Nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

1. Use a vegetable peeler to carefully peel the skin off the butternut squash. Trust me, peeling it is easier and you keep more of your squash!
2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then spray a baking sheet, that has a piece of aluminum foil, with non-stick spray. Set aside.
3. First, cut both ends off of the squashes. Then, slice the Butternut Squashes so they are like burger patties. Finally use a spoon to remove any seeds from the bottom of the squash. Then, lay the pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
4. To prepare the onion to be roasted, first cut off both ends and remove the skin. Then, slice the onion any which way you desire. I chose to slice my onion into strips. Lay them on the baking sheet around the Butternut Squash pieces.
5. Add all of the diced squash, no seeds, into the pot with the cooked onion.
6. Place all of the garlic, onion and Butternut Squash pieces into a 6-Quart pan. Then, using a potato smasher, mash the large chunks into smaller ones.
7. Measure and add 8-cups of water OR your desired stock to the pot. I chose to use water and also added Chicken Soup Base.
8. Using an Emersion Blender, blend the soup until it is completely smooth. The amount of time this step takes depends upon the size of the Butternut Squash pieces.
9. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and then mix well into the soup.
10. Bring the Butternut Squash Soup to a simmer and then cook for 30 minutes.
Serve with a salad, grilled cheese, a tasty bread or whichever side you desire and enjoy!

A few of my favorite things

One vegetable peeler that has been a win for every occasion is the New Model 1501 CUTCO Vegetable Peeler
For over ten years, it has stayed sharp; even when it goes through the dishwasher.

Tyler and our four kids gifted me with this amazing KitchenAid Emersion Blender for my birthday a few years ago. This blender works with so many different foods and sauces. I even use it to blend up my Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent!

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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