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Savory Butternut Squash Soup Recipes, Tips & Ideas

Updated on August 18, 2014

Plus tips for cutting, growing and harvesting squash.

Butternut squash recipes for any time of the year or celebrating National Homemade Soup Day on February 4th.

Learn how to grow your own butternut squash, how to manage squash bugs, harvesting your squash and eating the rewards of your labor with fresh butternut squash soup. Flavorful recipes plus how-to videos on roasting the seeds to successful gardening.

Enjoy eating butternut squash on a regular basis instead of potatoes to improve health and maintain blood sugar levels.

Great soups begin with great ingredients. Try a new twist on regular boring soups. Add pears, apples or cinnamon and give your soup a healthy boost. Just a hint of sage or ginger can really bring out the best in these recipes.

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This is a cookbook I use.
This is a cookbook I use.

Campbell's Recpe Collection Cookbook - More than 400 recipes

Campbell's Recipe Collection (5 Ring Binder Cookbook)
Campbell's Recipe Collection (5 Ring Binder Cookbook)

This is the recipe book that I use to make wonderful dishes for my family.

 

Poll: Are you a butternut squash fan?

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How to cut your squash safely.

Peeling & Cutting Butternut Squash - Use a chef's knife.

How To Peel and Chop Butternut Squash

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How To Cut Butternut Squash & Make 4min Soup in the Vitamix BlenditandMendit

Best Chef Recommended Knives - You need a very good and sharp knife to cut squash safely.

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How to Cook Butternut Squash

Cooking Squash not for soup.

The cool part about using squash for decorating is that after a week or so, you can eat it! Here's how:1.Slice the squash in half lengthwise scooping out the seeds. Wash the squash. See seed roasting tips below.

2.Place squash halves on a greased baking sheet flesh side down.

3.Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until soft.

4.Scoop out squash "meat" and serve.

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage
Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Montel Williams HealthMaster Elite Blender - This is the health master blender that we use. It does a great job, especially with squash.

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You will need: skillet, spoon, knife, measuring cup, mircowave safe bowl, blender/Health Master

  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large red apple cubed
  • 1 whole peeled - seeded- and cooked squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small peeled onion (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Recipe for the Health Master or other food cooking blenders.
  2. How to cook the squash:
  3. We have tried just putting the ingredients in the blender, but it doesn't get done enough and the squash is still somewhat raw. This is what we suggest for this recipe that works for us.
  4. Step 1: Wash squash before you cut it. Peel, remove seeds and cube butternut squash. Rinse the squash again. (Please view the video on how to cut squash safely.) Place in large microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook on high for 15 minutes or until soft (mashable).
  5. Step 2: In the meantime, combine the apple, onion, garlic, and thyme with the olive oil in a saucepan cooking for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Step 3: Add vegetable stock, squash and sauted mixture to the blender. Put on the lid. Turn on speed 8 for 8 minutes if you are using the Health Master Blender. If using another blender, pulse it until the desired texture is achieved, and then re-heat. Spoon into bowls and add apple or other garnish if desired.
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How to Grow Butternut Squash and Keep Away Squash Bugs

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Nutritious Gardening : How to Grow Butternut Squash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crILO-HcfNE

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More help:

Squash Bug Identification and Control - Garden Pests

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Susan Zutautas: You're welcome Susan. Glad to hear of your report and that you are doing better. We're praying for you.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your soup sounds delicious and it has been added to my list :) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and I look forward to trying it soon.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Zeross4: Nice to see you Daisy. Your son is so precious!

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I've had this before it was really good!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Butternut squash makes one of my favorite soups - any way you spice it.