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Butternut Squash Soup

Looking for an easy and delicious soup recipe that the whole family will love? Look no further than this butternut squash bisque! This creamy soup is perfect for a chilly day and is packed with flavor. The slightly sweet and nutty taste of the squash is a real treat, and it's so simple to make. Top with parmesan croutons or with a crusty baguette for a complete meal.

This is it! My favorite time of the year. I love fall and everything about it. The weather is turning cooler, the leaves are changing color and it's time to start thinking about heartier meals.  It also means I can spend time in the kitchen without being so hot I could cry....heat and I don't mix well and this delicious and creamy butternut squash soup is the perfect way to kick off soup season.

Butternut squash soup in a bowl with crusty bread

It's easy to make and bursting with flavor. Plus, this creamy bisque is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Give it a try today. You won't be disappointed!

Soup is one of my favorite meals and while the family and I love lighter soups that are broth-based sometimes it's nice to change things up a bit and serve a nice cream-based bisque.

This is easy to make and perfect for both family meals and the holidays and has a slightly sweet, slightly nutty taste.

Butternut squash cut in half with seeds on cutting board

I think this would be great to serve on Thanksgiving or Christmas don't you?

To make this a complete meal serve it with some fresh slightly crusty rolls, whipped butter and a salad. 

🥘Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • butternut squash
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • half-and-half
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper

📋Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions and nutritional information can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Cubed and diced butternut squash on cutting board

Add broth and squash cubes to heavy stockpot.  Cook over medium heat until fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Remove squash and place in blender and process until smooth.  Stir broth into the pureed squash and set aside.  

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Melt butter in stockpot and stir in flour.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until smooth.  Add the pureed squash mixture and increase heat to medium high and stir until soup thickens somewhat.  Reduce heat to low and add the half-and-half, salt and pepper.  Heat thoroughly but do not allow the bisque to boil.

Butternut squash in bowl with spoon and crusty bread.

Serve and enjoy!

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Butternut Squash Soup

Looking for an easy and delicious soup recipe that the whole family will love? Look no further than this butternut squash bisque! This creamy soup is perfect for a chilly day and is packed with flavor. The slightly sweet and nutty taste of the squash is a real treat, and it's so simple to make. Top with parmesan croutons or with a crusty baguette for a complete meal.
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Butternut squash in bowl with spoon and crusty bread.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butternut squash peeled and cut into cubes
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Add broth and squash cubes to heavy stockpot.  Cook over medium heat until fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Remove squash and place in blender and process until smooth or use an immersion blender for this step.  
    1 pound butternut squash, 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Stir broth into the pureed squash and set aside.  
  • Melt butter in stockpot and stir in flour.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until smooth.
    ¼ cup butter, ¼ cup flour
  • Add the pureed squash mixture and increase heat to medium high and stir until soup thickens somewhat.  Reduce heat to low and add the half-and-half, salt and pepper.  Heat thoroughly but do not allow the bisque to boil.
    ¾ cup half-and-half, ½ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon salt

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 12571IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $5.00

Are you a soup person? If so, what are some of your favorites to eat and to make?

hugs, Mary Beth cupcake 07.10.2016

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