Butternut Squash Soup Recipes

Find warm and delicious butternut squash soups in different versions: creamy, vegan, with chicken, with apples, roasted butternut squash soups and more!

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Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

A Thanksgiving-worthy soup blends tangy, sweet apples with mellow butternut squash. Meanwhile cumin, coriander, ginger, and cayenne add vibrant flavors.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 615
Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash in our Roasted Pumpkin Soup recipe. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream—or both.

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Sweet roasted butternut squash tempers the heat of fresh ginger in this vegan soup. Coconut milk is swirled in for creaminess, while toasted squash seeds add a pleasing crunch.
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Butternut Bisque

Rating: 3.5 stars 500
Your guests don't need to know you whipped up this elegant autumnal soup in a blender and stashed it in the freezer.

Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4 stars 170
On a chilly day, this rustic soup -- made with potatoes, leeks, butternut squash, and escarole -- will warm you right up. Serve it with our Popovers.

Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 3 stars 367
Made without any cream, this rich butternut squash soup is thickened by pureeing the autumn vegetable with onions and chicken broth. 

Pureed Vegetable Soups

Rating: 4 stars 16
When we crave foods that are hearty and satisfying, pureed vegetable soups fit the bill on both counts. Pick your vegetable -- almost any will do -- and before you know it, you'll be dipping a spoon in a comforting, creamy bowlful that's surprisingly low in fat and calories.

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 246
Bright butternut squash gives beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber to this satisfying homemade soup. Serve it for dinner or—if you can't wait—lunch.

Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Cook the veggies (and apple), get out the blender, and your work is done.

Pureed Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 834
The secret ingredient in this easy, healthy butternut squash soup recipe is fresh orange juice, which gives the soup a bright note. Peeled, cubed squash is cooked on the stovetop with onions, ginger, and garlic until tender, and then puréed. Skip the sour cream if you want to keep the soup vegan and dairy-free, but don't miss the roasted squash or pumpkin seeds for garnish—they make a sublime finishing touch to this cozy vegetarian soup.

Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

Roasted-Squash-and-Parsnip Soup

Honeynut squash (butternut also works well), parsnips, leeks, and Granny Smith apples are roasted with fresh thyme and sage, then pureed for the base of this satisfying soup. Brown butter adds wonderful depth of flavor, and each bowl is finished with crispy fried sage and a trio of seeds (pumpkin, sesame, and poppy).
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Inspiration and Ideas

Corn and Butternut Squash Chowder
Rating: Unrated 132
Usher in the fall season with this warming vegetarian soup, a recipe courtesy of Jonathan Parks from Brooklyn, New York.
Butternut Squash Soup with Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 57
All you need to make this simple autumn meal is a single pot, a hot stovetop, and someone to set the table.
Easy Pureed Butternut Squash Soup
Rating: 3.5 stars 72

This recipe for pureed butternut squash soup is from the January/February 2008 issue of Everyday Food.