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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Updated on November 13, 2012

Recipes for Butternut Squash Soups

Learn how to make delicious creamy butternut squash soup from scratch - it's really easy and well worth having a go!

When cooked and seasoned correctly, butternut squash makes a delicious and nutritious meal, but I love it best as a creamy butternut squash soup. I first experienced it as a soup in a restaurant, and was immediately taken not only with the taste, but with the lovely thickness of it too.

Butternut squash is fairly sweet, but can be quite bland on its own, so you need to add some herbs, seasoning or other vegetables to whatever dish you are making. For soup, dressing up the squash is easy. Read on to find out how!

Image courtesy of Sifu Renka via Flickr Creative Commons

Butternut Squash

is one of the most popular and widely available forms of winter squash

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. Image courtesy of Ex. Libris via Flickr Creative Commons
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. Image courtesy of Ex. Libris via Flickr Creative Commons

As with all soups, there are numerous ways to make them. Here is my favourite recipe for making a delicious, creamy, roast butternut squash soup. Best of all, it is really easy!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 90-100 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 500 ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • Parmesan to sprinkle


  1. All you need to do is take 1 large butternut squash and cut it in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds before drizzling with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of rosemary.
  2. Bake in the oven for around 60-75 minutes at Gas Mark 6 or 200 C, or until the squash is soft.
  3. Scoop out all the flesh, including the rosemary, into a blender and whizz. Put the puree into a saucepan with 500ml of vegetable stock (non-vegetarians can use chicken stock if preferred) and heat for around 20 minutes.
  4. To add a bit of posh, sprinkle some Parmesan on top to serve. Voila!
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Butternut squash is an excellent early weaning food for babies. In addition to making purees from a baked squash, you can also give the above wholesome recipe to babies too! But make sure you make your stock from scratch rather than using stock cubes, as these can be too salty for young babies.

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Find more great butternut squash soups below! Where chicken stock or broth is specified, you can substitute a vegetable version.

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Traditionally used for soups and flavored breads, pumpkins, butternut and other squashes are also perfect for cakes, breads and pies, salads, fabulous side dishes and as an invaluable ingredient in curries and soufflés as well as rice, pasta and couscous dishes.

Seasonal pumpkins or squash can be enjoyed almost year-round.


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      Lydia Ham 4 years ago

      My mom and me and my sister made some great apple and butternut squash soup with nutmeg. It was delicious! (: This sounds yummy, too!

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      Infohouse 4 years ago

      Yum. Butternut Squash with a bit of curry.

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      JoolsObsidian LM 4 years ago

      I recently had some Butternut squash soup in M&S cafe which had quite a lot of sage in it and it was delicious!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      We love love love squash, both butternut and acorn, I am going to have to try your soup.

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      @Elle-Dee-Esse: Yummy, that sounds delicious! :D

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      Lynne Schroeder 5 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      I looove Butternut Squash Soup! Here we call it Butternut Pumpkin Soup. I add a potato, a carrot and a kumera (orange sweet potato) to mine and after I've blended it I thin it a little with some milk.

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      Auriel 5 years ago

      I love this recipe..great!

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      melissiaoliver 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe! I've been searching for how to make butternut squash soup for ages, so this is really useful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love butternut squash and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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      FancyThatUK 5 years ago

      Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup! Yummy!!

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      Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

      Butternut soup is one of my favorites. We like to flavor it with a bit a mace, then chopped parsley at the end.

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      Love the pumpkin color on your lens! Love this soup! Nicely done.

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Absolutely. This is one of my favorite soups to cook from scratch. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This sounds great, and pumpkin and squash make great soups. I first came across pumpkin soup in Jamaica, and have been hooked every since. This recipe sounds really easy, nicely done, blessed.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh yes. I love it garnished with a dollop of fresh yogurt, walnut pieces and dried cranberries. Perfect combination of textures and flavors! Congrats on GoodVeg FB feature!

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      not yet but after I try it, I am sure I will be :)

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      I am eating the butternut cream soup quite often -- sometimes I add another vegetable to it, like cauliflower, or simply any other vegetable - along the whole process. Very nice soup and very healthy -- alkaline -- to correct the body PH after the consumption of so many processed food/drinks and meat.

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      notedbybarb 5 years ago

      We love baked squash at our house. Was glad to find your helpful lens on butternut squash soup that I'll have to try. Looks simple enough to prepare from the video. Thanks for sharing.

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      FineDiningIndian 6 years ago

      you cooked this at home wonderful what a finish and ribbony glaze to the soup wonder ful

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      fugeecat lm 6 years ago

      i've never had squash soup. and i can never make up my mind as to whether or not i want to try it.

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      jbhumbug 6 years ago

      Thank you i love the butternut squash soup i do, but have only one recipe, i enjoyed your lens

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      wenlyn76 lm 6 years ago

      Looks yummy thank you for sharing!

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      melody-thacker 6 years ago

      I'm addicted to butternut squash soup, so glad I found your lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Aboslutely LOVE butternut squash soup- nothing can beat it!

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      patwilsonart 7 years ago

      Love a good squash soup. In fact, all homemade soups are so rewarding to make. Our church has an annual soup and carols party and what a delicous treat that is to taste all the different variations. I really enjoy this article. Plan to save and try all the recipes.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      jodijoyous 7 years ago from New York

      I love butternut squash soup. My favorite is the Silver Palette version with curry and apple juice.

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      I love butternut squash soup, but I've never made my own. This recipe sounds so good and so easy!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Oh this butternut squash soup sounds sooooo darn good. I have never tried it before, thanks for the recipe!

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      VSP 7 years ago

      Yes, I am a fan. Nice page, I like the colors

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I have had butternut squash soup and love it. Must make this recipe for my youngest grandbabies who are just turning one.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      looks so delicious!

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      Nan 7 years ago from London, UK

      Yum - one of my fave autumn soups.

      I've lensrolled this to my own butternut squash recipe lens.