Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Confession: until yesterday I had never even tasted Butternut Squash Soup, much less purchased a butternut squash and attempted making it myself. But this recipe, adapted from one found in a Taste of Home magazine, won me over. Give it a try, it's easy and delicious!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

printable recipe

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp butter
6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Start by peeling and cubing the squash. It's the most time consuming step, so I like to get it out of the way first.

Add the potatoes to the squash and set aside.

Saute the onion and garlic in the butter until the onions are tender.

Add the squash and potatoes. Stir and cook for two minutes, then add the broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Let cool slightly, then puree in blender. I had to do half the mixture at a time, as my blender isn't large enough to handle it all at once.

Return to pot and add milk. Yes, that is milk running down the front of the pot. Apparently it is difficult to pour milk and take a picture at the same time. For me, anyways...

Heat to desired temperature then serve.

This recipe is featured in Menu: Week of November 15-21.


  1. Oh my this looks good! All I need to do is buy the butternut squash and I'm set.

  2. I'm making this today for our Relief Society activity! It looks delicious! I want the pork roast recipe. Dan and Katie can't stop talking about it.

  3. Thanks Jill! Let me know how it turns out! McKenna, I definitely need to put the pork tenderloin recipe up. Just need to make it again and take some pictures!

  4. I finally made this last night. Loved it. It just hit the spot, especially since I am kind of sick this week. I had more for lunch today. Now I know what to do with butternut squash. Thanks Heather!