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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup recipe is perfect for a Sunday, a soup night, or for sharing a cup of soup with your neighbors! Serve with a loaf of hot crunchy bread and a side salad. You can even add chunks of apples, crumbles of blue cheese, and chopped walnuts to this recipe.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Growing up on Sunday’s, we always had people over for a delicious, after-church meal. This made me think of this Butternut Squash Soup. Maybe you’ve already tried my richer version of soup, Creamy Coconut Butternut Squash Soup. Both recipes are wonderful and cozy for a fall meal.

Ingredients for EASY Butternut Squash Soup:

  • Butternut squash: You can bake it yourself or buy it pre-cut in the grocery store and then bake it at home.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic + shallots
  • Evaporated milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper: Optional to leave out.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Orange zest

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What spices do you add to Butternut Squash Soup?

How about doubling the recipe to serve for a “soup night” for your guests?

You can even fancy up a Butternut Squash Soup with Kaffir Lime Leaf, and enjoy a comfort bowl of Seared Scallops Coconut Butternut Soup for a special occasion!

Keep this recipe simple, by adding cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. These spices typically make a delicious flavor. Then, of course, the added orange zest on top is fantastic!

Easy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

How do you make butternut squash soup from scratch?

  1. Toss butternut squash with olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. On a baking sheet, roast until squash is tender and lightly browned.
  2. Add the squash and broth to a blender – we love our VITAMIX; blend until smooth.
  3. In a large Le Creuset pot, stir cooked garlic and shallots, then add to pureed butternut mixture.
  4. Pour in evaporated milk, and add cinnamon, cayenne pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Don’t forget the tasty orange zest!

Check out these 2 favorite kitchen items that I love:

Vitamix Blender (affliliate link)

Le Creuset Dutch Oven Soup Pot (affiliate link)

Tasty Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Invite people in!

My mom and dad were generous and loving, and I learned so much from them!

One of the gifts of hosting so many different people in our home has been the generous invitation to their tables, where we, in turn, learn and experience precious moments in other homes. It’s about learning about their lives.

Hosting a soup night is a great place to start!

More butternut recipes:

Beef and Butternut Squash Enchiladas {FoodieCrush}

Turkey Potpie with Butternut & Pearl Onions {RE}

Pear Butternut Squash Breakfast Casserole {RE}

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Tips & substitutions:

Bake ahead the butternut squash, if you’re a planner. You can bake it the day before you’re ready to make the soup!

Lay down parchment paper for easy clean-up when baking.

Change up the spices if you prefer.

Chop fresh herbs to serve on top with a dab of creme fraiche or sour cream.

Add chopped apples and chunks of butternut.

Delicious with blue cheese crumbles on top.

Spinkle a few chopped walnuts or pecans over the creme fraiche.

So, so good! Enjoy!

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 2 pounds butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp. oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Orange zest


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss butternut squash with 2 Tbsp. olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender and lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • In a blender, add the squash and broth; blend until smooth.
  • In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp. oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallots; cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the pureed butternut mixture, evaporated milk, cinnamon, cayenne pepper. Stir; salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve with orange zest and fresh ground pepper.


Reposted from Sept 2017
Cuisine: American
Course: Soup
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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe