Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is another recipe that just seems perfect for Fall. It’s warm and creamy, and such a fun orange color. Serve it with some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a great meal for a cool evening. As an added bonus it’s healthy, inexpensive, and pretty simple to make.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This version of butternut squash soup is more of a method than a recipe.  Normally I need explicit step by step instructions to feel confident trying something new.  But with this soup, I just sort of followed a general outline of the process. I’ll share what I did in the recipe below, but feel free to adjust it to your tastes and preferences. And trust me, if I can do this, you can too. I’m not a “cook”, I’m a recipe follower. But this soup makes me feel like a cook, and that makes me happy.  :) Basically, pay attention to the size of your squash, and adjust the other ingredients as necessary. You pretty much can’t go wrong – it’s just a matter of personal preference. But any way you  make it, this soup is sure to be a favorite on those cool fall evenings!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

*Note: Mike wasn’t a huge fan of this soup (3.25 rating). I think the idea of a squash soup made him a little nervous. I didn’t mind, more for me! :)

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Butternut Squash Soup

Yield: Serves 4-6.


1 yellow onion, chopped
1-2 rib of celery, chopped
1-2 carrot, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1 butternut squash
1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, chopped (squash and apple should be at a 3 to 1 ratio)
4 cups chicken broth (more if you like your soup a little thinner)
Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper


Cut the ends off your butternut squash and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the halves cut-side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in a 400 degree oven until very soft - about 50 minutes, depending on the size of your squash. Set aside and let cool slightly.

Combine butter, onion, celery, and carrot in large saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the apple and 2 cups of the broth. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until apple is soft.

Scoop the squash out of it's skin and add to the saucepan. Working in smaller batches puree the soup until smooth. Return to the saucepan. Stir in the reserved chicken broth until the soup is the desired consistency. You could also add some milk or cream at this point. Add spices to taste.

Serve warm with crusty bread or toasted croutons.

adapted from Simply Recipes

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25 Responses to “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. 1

    embraceyourskin — October 14, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    This soup looks like it has the most amazing, smooth texture!

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    Shannon — October 14, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    That looks really good! There is a chicken corn chowder simmering away on my stovetop right now. Love soup in the fall :-).

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    Simply Life — October 14, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    I just posted about this same soup today – mmm, perfect for fall!

  4. 4

    Rachel — October 14, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    I loooove butternut squash soup!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 14, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    Not only is it pretty, but it looks delish!

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    sinfullyspicy — October 14, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    This is my first time to your blog..and glad to here amongst those beautiful pics and posts…love the butternut soup..must try during chilly evenings

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    smalltownoven — October 15, 2010 @ 1:37 am

    YUM! I love butternut squash soup. And I'm not a cook either but following recipes usually means good food which works for me!

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    Barbara — October 15, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    A beautiful soup, Megan. I'd love it as a first course for Thanksgiving dinner!

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    Amanda — October 15, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! You need to teach me a thing or two!


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    marla {family fresh cooking} — October 15, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    I always love simple "method" based recipes like this. They are easy to prepare & filled with flavor. Butternut squash is a favorite around here too :)

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    Julie M. — October 15, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Yum! I love pretty much all soups and this one looks awesome! You did a great job of winging it on your own. I'll take a bowl please!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — October 15, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    hey megan, you read my mind with this soup. it looks delicious..thank you for stopping by my blog and for sharing this recipe. have a nice weekend.

  13. 13

    Olya Nikol Pishcheva — October 15, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    This is something totally new for me!.. ~

  14. 14

    Maria — October 15, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Love this soup!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — October 15, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    I love butternut squash soup so much. Actually I love all soup in general! I cannot wait to try this one!

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    Torviewtoronto — October 15, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    colourful delicious soup
    love the addition of apples
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    Eliana — October 15, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    This has delicious and comfort written all over it! Love it!!!

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    Jessica @ bake me away! — October 15, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    Yum! I made butternut squash soup for the first time last fall and loved it! The main difference is that it had pumpkin and leeks in it (Joy the Baker's recipe). The apple sounds like a nice addition!

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    ~Lisa~ — October 16, 2010 @ 1:01 am

    Butternut squash soup in one of my favorites. Love your recipe. Thanks for stopping by my site and I hope you return (=

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    Maranda — October 16, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    I don't think The Hubble would be excited about this soup. His standard "where's the meat?" question would make me stop. I would love to try it though! Gorgeous!

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    pajamachef — October 17, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    i love butternut squash soup, but have never made it myself. now i'll have to try! thanks :)

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — October 17, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    Your soup looks fantastic. Warm, cozy and so healthy!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 19, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    That is a lovely looking soup! I'm sure the apple adds a lovely level of flavor to the butternut squash!

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    Jolon @ Be30Project — October 25, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    This looks delish and easy! Since squash is so inexpensive anyway, this is right up my alley!

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    Rachel's Recipe Reviews — March 6, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    I made a similar soup and my husband had the same reaction. I think he said “it's a little too weird for me.”

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