Classic Butternut Squash Soup

For some this butternut squash soup might be too simple.  But, you can always jazz it up if you like. I am a big believer, though, that when learning to cook you should know the classic recipe BEFORE the fancy pants one.

If you would like a fancier butternut squash soup, try my Wild Rice & Squash Soup. You’ll love the upgrade!

simple, easy, and decadent butternut squash soup recipe. Easy to make for even the beginning cook!
This is the simplest butternut squash soup recipe ever.

In this you don’t peel and dice the butternut squash. Instead, you have everything in one giant pot. gasp! And there’s only 9 ingredients, which includes the salt! But, this is the truest, most simple Butternut Soup recipe ever. (If you have other great ones…shoot them over here!)

The key ingredients:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Broth
  • Rosemary
  • Butter

You do need an [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ARQVM5O” locale=”US”]immersion blender[/easyazon_link]…a regular blender works but is pretty messy.

How to roast butternut squash whole:

  1. Prick the squash

Yummy yummy yummy! It is best served with a dollop of sour cream and a bit of cheddar cheese.
If you all have some other fun variations on Butternut Soup, leave it in the comments or shoot over an email! This family would eat it all year!

simple, easy, and decadent butternut squash soup recipe. Easy to make for even the beginning cook!
simple, easy, and decadent butternut squash soup. Easy to make for even the beginning cook!

Classic Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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  • 1 butternut squash…baked
  • 1 cup diced potatoes.
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 6 cups of chicken broth or a mixture of wine, broth, cream, etc…
  • 2 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of 1/2 and 1/2
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  • Bake the squash until done.
  • In large pot melt butter add potatoes and onion.
  • Cook until onion is translucent.
  • Add minced garlic
  • Cook a minute or two.
  • Add chicken broth, rosemary, and salt…simmer about 20 minutes
  • Add cooked squash, cover and bring back to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 and 1/2.
  • Serve warm.

Speaking of good recipes…did you check out the Creamy Radish Soup Recipe?
And, here is one of my favorite soups. LOVE my Gourmet Mushroom Soup!

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13 thoughts on “Classic Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Yum!!! You are making me want to head out and grab a butternut squash. I adore this soup in the winter. All warm and cozy and stuff!

  2. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    What a perfect basic soup recipe! I adore butternut squash – have 2 in my fridge right now. And one of them may well end up in this soup:)

  3. the cape on the corner

    first of all, thank you for those fabulous instructions and pictures. i need all that to know i am on the right track.

    you are totally right that this is a seasonal must. i get pretty obsessed with anything pumpkin/squash flavored this time of year.

  4. Visiting from the blog hop and am now following you. Your soup looks fabulous and love the step by step tutorial for the squash. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back.

  5. This looks SO good! I found you on Debbie Doo's Newbie party. This is a wonderful looking soup!

    Best To You,
    @ flair for home

  6. The French Hutch

    This looks delicious, and different from my veggie soup. It looks easy enough and I know I would love it. I will look for the butternut squash at the farmer's market and make it for lunch. Great recipe. I'm visiting over from MM.

    The French Hutch

  7. Wanda @ Centsible Chic

    Thanks for your recipe,sounds delicious. Your pictures and your step by step directions are great. Hope you include more simple recipes in the future.

  8. This recipe looks really good. An immersion blender is a kitchen tool that I don't have. It just may go on my Christmas list.

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