Classic Butternut Squash Soup

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.

For some it might even be too basic. Β 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.

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

You do need an immersion blender…a regular blender works but is pretty messy.


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!

5 from 1 vote

Classic Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


  • 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


  1. Bake the squash until done.
  2. In large pot melt butter add potatoes and onion.
  3. Cook until onion is translucent.
  4. Add minced garlic
  5. Cook a minute or two.
  6. Add chicken broth, rosemary, and salt...simmer about 20 minutes
  7. Add cooked squash, cover and bring back to boil. Remove from heat.
  8. Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
  9. Stir in 1/2 and 1/2.
  10. 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!




  1. August 27, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Okay pinned and so ready to make this on the first blustery day of fall! Mmmmm!

    • Nellie
      September 6, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Yes!! Which, for all intents and purposes, the first day of fall is today!!

  2. December 30, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    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:)

    • Nellie
      December 31, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      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!

  3. the cape on the corner
    October 28, 2011 / 7:35 am

    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. October 25, 2011 / 10:26 am

    @Judee Thanks… been to your site :). Step by step is what I need…figured others might as well!

  5. Judee
    October 25, 2011 / 8:00 am

    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.

  6. October 24, 2011 / 5:12 am

    @Linda Linda, I had some problems with your follow button…but I WANT to. Your blog doesn't want me to :(. Boo. But thanks for coming over and I will try again soon!

  7. Vanessa
    October 23, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    Mmm looks yummy! Bookmarking this page :)

  8. Beth Bryson
    October 23, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    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

  9. The French Hutch
    October 23, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    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

  10. Linda
    October 23, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    This looks YUM-O! Thanks for sharing. New follower . Hope you follow back.

  11. Wanda @ Centsible Chic
    October 23, 2011 / 8:52 am

    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.

  12. October 22, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    thank you love! you are tooo sweet! I am your newest follower! <3

  13. Paula
    October 22, 2011 / 4:42 am

    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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