Butternut Squash Soup

Served piping hot with a hunk of crusty bread, this creamy, nourishing butternut squash soup recipe is fall comfort food at its best.

Butternut squash soup

My favorite fall tradition is making butternut squash soup on Sunday afternoons. On a brisk day, there’s nothing more soothing than chopping and simmering vegetables over a warm stove. As you cook, the kitchen fills with the cozy scent of sage, rosemary, and butternut squash, and when you’re finished, steaming bowls of butternut squash soup (that will last all week!) reward you for your work.

In the past, my go-to butternut squash soup recipe has included coconut milk and curry spices, but this fall, I found myself craving one that was a bit more traditional. When I say traditional, I don’t mean that I use chicken stock, heavy cream, or butter in this recipe. It’s a delicious, all-veggie healthy butternut squash soup with ginger, sage, and rosemary. This is basically fall in a bowl.

We’ve been loving this soup lately – it’s creamy and nourishing, perfect for satisfying cozy fall cravings. With only 10 ingredients, it’s easy to make, so cook a big batch today, and enjoy the soup all week long! Happy fall. 🙂

Butternut squash soup recipe ingredients

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Ingredients

To make this easy butternut squash soup recipe, you need 10 simple ingredients:

  • Butternut squash – This soup packs in 3 pounds of squash, so look for a medium-large one at the store or farmers market. If you don’t have a scale at home, I recommend weighing the squash when you buy it!
  • Yellow onion and garlic – These veggies add delicious depth of flavor.
  • Fresh sage and rosemary – I don’t reach for rosemary as often as some other fresh herbs, but I absolutely love it here. Along with the sage, it makes this soup cozy and complex.
  • Ginger – Its warm flavor highlights the autumnal taste of the herbs and squash.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons add the perfect amount of richness.
  • Vegetable broth – Because the blended squash becomes creamy on its own, there’s no need for dairy, coconut milk, or nuts here! With veggie broth as its base, this is a vegan butternut squash soup recipe.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper – Add them with the onion at the start of the cooking process, but make sure to taste and adjust at the end as well. That way, you’ll make a soup you really love!

Let’s cook!

Butternut squash

First, chop the veggies! Sauté the onion until it becomes translucent, add the squash, and cook until it begins to soften. Then, stir in the herbs, garlic, and ginger. Pour in the broth and simmer until the squash becomes tender, about 20 minutes.

Butternut squash soup recipe Vegan butternut squash soup

When the squash is soft, transfer the soup to a blender. Blend until the soup is vibrant orange and creamy. Finally, pour it into bowls, garnish with chopped parsley and pepitas, and enjoy!

Butternut squash soup

What to Serve with Butternut Squash Soup

Enjoy this soup as a starter, side, or main dish. When I’m making it the center of a meal, I serve it with good crusty bread, homemade focaccia, avocado toast, or corn muffins and a simple veggie side or fall salad. Here are a few of my favorites:

Alternatively, serve it as an appetizer with a hearty vegetarian main dish like Roasted Cauliflower SteaksVegan Meatball Sandwiches, Homemade Mac and CheeseSun Dried Tomato Pasta, or a grilled cheese sandwich!

Butternut squash soup

If you love this butternut squash soup…

Try my ginger miso soup, curried lentil soup, or many-veggie soup next, or check out this post for more of my favorite soup recipes!

Butternut Squash Soup

rate this recipe:
5 from 210 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves 6
This vegan butternut squash soup is the ultimate fall comfort food! Store it in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze it for up to a few months.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 (3-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • ½ tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For serving

  • Chopped parsley
  • Toasted pepitas
  • Crusty bread

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, and several grinds of fresh pepper and sauté until soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the squash and cook until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sage, rosemary, and ginger. Stir and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, until fragrant, then add 3 cups of the broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the squash is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and pour the soup into a blender, working in batches if necessary, and blend until smooth. If your soup is too thick, add up to 1 cup more broth and blend. Season to taste and serve with parsley, pepitas, and crusty bread.

 

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  1. johanne from digitalviews.me
    11.26.2014

    This such a perfect match for a roasted Turkey. Happy Thanksgiving in advance.

    • Roger
      11.21.2020

      5 stars
      Just made this soup! Super easy and holy cow, it tastes amazing. I’ll definately be making again for company. Thanks for the recipe!

    • jeanine
      11.26.2014

      ha, me too – I could go for soup + bread any day of the week 🙂

  2. Cherie from cherieedle.blogspot.com
    11.26.2014

    This looks so delicious!! Going to try it x
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

  3. jeanine
    11.26.2014

    Ha – I know the feeling :). Hope you like this version – I tried to make it easier by taking out oven-roasting step (it all happens on the stove now).

  4. 5 stars
    Yum!! This looks exceptionally delicious. Your photos are so vibrant. Thank you for sharing!

  5. jeanine
    12.09.2014

    I didn’t see, thanks 🙂

  6. Omg the texture of the soup is so nice. Thanks for the recipe :). Squash is a bit expensive in where i live now tho 🙁

  7. Arielle
    10.06.2019

    What happened to your other butternut squash recipe that had coconut milk in it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2019

      Hi Arielle, here is that recipe (it’s also very similar to this one: https://www.loveandlemons.com/red-curry-kuri-squash-soup/)

      2 tablespoons coconut oil
      1 large onion, chopped
      3 garlic cloves, chopped
      2 4-inch pieces of lemongrass
      2 tablespoons red curry paste
      One (2-pound) butternut squash, cubed
      1 (14-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
      4 cups vegetable broth
      Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

      Heat a large pot to medium and add the coconut oil. Add the onion and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Smash the lemongrass (using the back of your knife) then add it whole to the pot along with the garlic, and curry paste. Cook until the onions are transluscent, then add the butternut squash cubes, another pinch of salt, and stir.

      Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the squash is very soft. (40-60 minutes depending on your squash).

      Remove large lemongrass pieces and pour everything into a high speed blender (you may have to work in batches), and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.

      • Denisa
        10.28.2019

        Thank you so much for this recipe of your old soup!!! I just came to find it and was sad you replaced it but then I found this. Thank you! It’s a soup I make very often because everyone in our family love it but yet I’ve not memorized it. I’m gonna write it down now!

        • Jeanine Donofrio
          10.30.2019

          I’ll put it on it’s own link soon – I hope you enjoy both soups!

  8. Bill
    10.06.2019

    5 stars
    Rather than black pepper, which is hard for some folks, including me, to digest. I am allergic to black pepper. I break out in a rash, so I use cayenne pepper to give my butternut squash soup a kick. For our 50th high school reunion those of us on the planning committee who were placing our order with the caterer asked her to prepare a huge pot of butternut squash soup as the appetizer for 100 people and it was a huge hit. Many had never, ever tasted this recipe.

  9. Gail Gester
    10.06.2019

    Could you please tell me how many pounds of squash is the right amount after it is cut up? I want to try this recipe but I am forbidden( by the hubby) from cutting up tough squashes after a kitchen mishap with butternut squash. Thank you.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2019

      Hi Gail, I didn’t weight it cubed, but you’ll need about 4 1/2 cups of cubed squash. Hope that helps!

  10. Mich
    10.06.2019

    Hi! Do you have to use a blender or can you use an immersion hand blender?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.07.2019

      You can use an immersion blender, it won’t be as creamy, but it’ll work.

    • Heather Demick
      10.16.2019

      I used an immersion blender and it was creamy!

    • Daniel
      09.25.2020

      I use immersion one. For my taste the soup doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth 😀

  11. Lindsay
    10.07.2019

    About how many cups of butternut squash? I have frozen butternut squash cubes, and was hoping to make that enough.
    This recipe looks amazing, and I cannot wait to try it!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.07.2019

      Hi Lindsay, about 4 1/2 cups cubed squash!

  12. christine h
    10.12.2019

    My husband, who generally dislikes squash, LOVED this. I didn’t have quite enough butternut so I used a yellow (summer) squash that needed to be used…was perfect in this soup. Didn’t have the rosemary so used my fresh oregano (just a little), parsley, dried sage, and ground ginger. My son (who tends to shy away from soups) also really liked it. Is a keeper!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.18.2019

      Hi Christine, yay! Happy to hear that he enjoyed the squash 🙂

  13. Heather Demick
    10.16.2019

    5 stars
    This is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Savory. Sweet. Perfect for fall. I can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving—thank you!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.18.2019

      Hi Heather, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

  14. Brittany
    10.17.2019

    Would it be okay to use ground spices? If so what would be the ratio for the ginger, rosemary, and sage?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.18.2019

      Hi Brittany, I haven’t made it with dry spices, I’d probably start with: 1/2 teaspoon of each and add more to taste. Although I really recommend fresh herbs for this one since there are so few ingredients in the soup!

  15. Hannah
    10.23.2019

    5 stars
    This soup is so good. I will definitely be making this many more times this fall and winter.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.30.2019

      Hi Hannah, I’m so glad you loved it!

  16. Paulina
    10.28.2019

    5 stars
    Followed this exactly and it was amazing! Forget store bought butternut squash soup, this is too easy and so delicious. I even got my ingredient from the local markets.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.30.2019

      Hi Paulina, I’m so glad you loved it!

  17. Debbie
    11.17.2019

    5 stars
    OMG! This was sooo good. Added toasted pepitas on top. Perfect fall comfort food!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.18.2019

      So glad you loved it!

  18. Pri
    11.24.2019

    Hi there! I’ve been using the butternut squash soup & sage crostini recipe for years around the holidays! Is there a link to the old recipe with the spices and coconut milk?

    Thank you so much!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.24.2019

      Hi Pri, here is that recipe, I’ll put it in it’s own link soon (it’s also very similar to this one: https://www.loveandlemons.com/red-curry-kuri-squash-soup/)

      2 tablespoons coconut oil
      1 large onion, chopped
      3 garlic cloves, chopped
      2 4-inch pieces of lemongrass
      2 tablespoons red curry paste
      One (2-pound) butternut squash, cubed
      1 (14-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
      4 cups vegetable broth
      Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

      Heat a large pot to medium and add the coconut oil. Add the onion and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Smash the lemongrass (using the back of your knife) then add it whole to the pot along with the garlic, and curry paste. Cook until the onions are transluscent, then add the butternut squash cubes, another pinch of salt, and stir.

      Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the squash is very soft. (40-60 minutes depending on your squash).

      Remove large lemongrass pieces and pour everything into a high speed blender (you may have to work in batches), and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.

      • Pri
        12.02.2019

        5 stars
        Thank you so much!! I love this recipe, and am excited to make it again tonight 🙂

  19. Olja
    12.15.2019

    5 stars
    I prepared this soup the other day and we all liked it)) a great recipe.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.17.2019

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  20. Elizabeth
    01.04.2020

    5 stars
    Lovely! I doubled the recipe. Realized I was out of fresh sage so used about 1 tsp dry plus fresh rosemary. This was a huge hit with adults and my toddler alike. Just what I was looking for – a very straightforward butternut squash soup – no milks or butters or coconut or sweetener – just beautiful vegetables. Will make again!

    • Elizabeth
      01.04.2020

      5 stars
      Thought I rated – five stars!

      • Jeanine Donofrio
        01.05.2020

        thank you!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.05.2020

      Hi Elizabeth, I’m so glad you loved the soup!

  21. Heather Stone
    02.10.2020

    5 stars
    Cinnamon. We couldn’t figure out what this was missing exactly until we added cinnamon! Delish!

  22. Ash
    02.28.2020

    5 stars
    Just made this for family dinner – YUM, what a hit! I’ve only made soup with hokkaido pumpkin previously and I don’t think I’ve ever actually cooked with butternut squash. Can’t say I was disappointed!

    Weirdly, the squash had a smell oddly reminiscent of the store-bought meatballs you can get here in Denmark LOL.
    But a lovely, smooth taste experience indeed.

  23. Belle
    04.18.2020

    5 stars
    This was probably the best butternut squash soup I’ve ever had! I halved the recipe (because I had half of a butternut squash lying around) and used 1 teaspoon dried thyme instead of sage and it turned out so well for me. Thank you for this recipe, I’ll definitely use it again!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.22.2020

      Hi Belle, yay! I’m so glad you loved it as much as we do!

  24. Liz
    05.13.2020

    5 stars
    Sooooo good! My new favorite soup!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.15.2020

      Yay! I’m so glad you loved it.

  25. MadamPiazza
    05.16.2020

    A Butternut squash is one of the hardest vegetables to cut and peal. I recommend Roasting the squash whole at 350 degress for 1-1/2 hours which makes the whole prep process easier

  26. Anna
    06.23.2020

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I had this on my list of soups to try and then I forgot about it. Today I was looking for a simple butternut squash recipe that my 10 month old would enjoy and this one has the perfect ingredients! It was absolutely delicious! I made a few small changes by adding one carrot, using ground spices (except for rosemary which I had fresh on hand) and adding cinnamon. I didn’t add any salt and it was still so good. Love your blog!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.12.2020

      Hi Anna, I’m so glad you loved the soup!

  27. Xanda
    08.14.2020

    I am loving your vegan recipes. I am new to plant based cooking and your recipes have proved invaluable. They are much better than the cook book I have.
    This butternut squash soup is so delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband and I both love it. Thank you

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.30.2020

      I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the recipes!

  28. Anita
    09.24.2020

    I am disappointed. I don’t think it’s anything to do with the recipe. For some reason the combination of the butternut squash and sage burns my epithelial cells. After touching both of them my skin on my fingers started to peel off. I though I would cook it down and it will be alright. However, I tried a bit of soup and my throat is now dry and scratchy. I guess I am highly allergic to these ingredients. So, I can’t rate it.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      09.24.2020

      Hi Anita, I’m sorry to hear about your allergy.

  29. Shanna Boswell
    09.24.2020

    5 stars
    I loved this soup but I would say “cool slightly” is vague understatement especially for those of us who have nutribullets and similar blenders. The prep took longer than I thought and dinner was late so I rushed the cooling part and suffered a bad scald on my arm from the explosion that occurred! My husband later repeated the process in smaller amounts and the soup was still hot enough to enjoy. How about saying, for example, cool for 10 minutes?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      09.24.2020

      Hi Shanna, thanks for the feedback, I’m sorry you burned yourself.

  30. Ms. Gang
    09.24.2020

    5 stars
    I just finished making this soup. This is by far the best butternut squash soup I’ve had. It tastes like a drive through Vermont in fall…ridiculous I know, but that is the feeling of warmth you get from this soup. Love it!

  31. Pauladair
    09.27.2020

    5 stars
    Made today!!!!!! Love, love 💕 it!!!

  32. Allison
    09.28.2020

    5 stars
    Just made this and it turned out so yummy and creamy! I mixed in some leftover tofu ricotta I had into my bowl and it tasted amazing.

  33. Steph Peterson
    10.04.2020

    Cannot wait to make this! I love all things ginger! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Lisa Sarpolis
    10.04.2020

    5 stars
    OMG I love everything about this recipe! I cannot wait to make this soup!

  35. Rina
    10.04.2020

    5 stars
    First time make butternut squash soup. Just made this recipe and added a little red chilli since I like spice and replaced the rosemary with Thyme as I am not a fan of rosemary. Delicious!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Hi Rina, I’m so glad you loved it!

  36. Kyla
    10.04.2020

    5 stars
    Just made a batch – my lunches this week are going to be amazing!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I love it for lunch too – so glad you enjoyed!

  37. Kiera k
    10.05.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious and super easy!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  38. Sheryl roberts
    10.05.2020

    Do you have the calories on the butternut squash soup?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Apologies, I don’t calculate nutritional info.

  39. Camilla
    10.05.2020

    So tasty! We added feta and toasted pumpkin seeds for some texture dimension and sweet apple chicken sausage for protein. Definitely adding to the fall repertoire!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Yum! So glad you loved it 🙂

  40. Erin
    10.06.2020

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! The ginger is such a game-changer, and I love how creamy it is without any dairy/dairy subs. I used my immersion blender because I didn’t want to wait for the soup to cool down before I started eating 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  41. Joanne
    10.06.2020

    Can I use chicken broth instead of vegetable.?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Hi Joanne, yep, you can.

  42. Bri
    10.06.2020

    5 stars
    SO delicious and simple. You would think you needed cream or something else to add, but legit would not change a thing! Tastes like fall in a bowl 🙂

  43. Jamie Hoy
    10.06.2020

    5 stars
    Just made this, and it’s delicious! I added a carrot, apple, and can of coconut milk (just for personal preference), and it was great!

  44. Catherine
    10.07.2020

    LOVED this!! Even my husband who is generally not a fan of meatless dishes has been raving about it. I also made the L&L homemade croutons which was a great match for the soup. Perfect for the fall, we will definitely be making this again!

  45. Catherine
    10.07.2020

    5 stars
    Forgot the rating!

  46. Nicole
    10.07.2020

    Just made this! Love this club idea 🙂 I emailed a pic of my soup just now. Fingers crossed!

  47. lisa
    10.07.2020

    This soup was delicious! I made a batch on Sunday and it’s already gone by Wednesday. So easy to throw together, healthy and tasty!

  48. I just made this for my family and it is delicious!!! Everyone loves it! I am so happy!

  49. Alissa LaValley
    10.07.2020

    5 stars
    I made this soup tonight and it it delicious!! It was super easy and made quite alot too! I’ll definitely make this again!

  50. April from aprilwilliams.com
    10.07.2020

    5 stars
    The soup was delicious. I paired it with sliced peaches and avocado toast topped with the last of the summer tomatoes. A delightful lunch.

  51. Mari
    10.08.2020

    5 stars
    I’m a beginner when it comes to cooking. I just made this last night. Took me a longer to prep than to cook but came out great. I’m glad I decided to make it!

  52. Misty Griffin
    10.08.2020

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This is hands down the best butternut squash soup recipe I have ever made or had. So creamy and delicious! I did add ½ an apple and little crushed red pepper. I wish I could post a picture. This is definitely a keeper for the cooler weather. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  53. Patty
    10.09.2020

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious

  54. Morgan
    10.09.2020

    5 stars
    Yummm! I served my butternut squash soup with a sprinkle of goat cheese on top for a little creaminess and tang and a side of crusty no knead bread.

  55. Rebekka
    10.09.2020

    This is such a great recipe for meal prep! I’ve been eating it all week for lunch!

    • Jennifer Laurenza
      10.16.2020

      5 stars
      I made this soup today with this recipe and it was absolutely delicious!

  56. Shawn
    10.09.2020

    5 stars
    Just made this soup along with the rosemary focaccia bread. What a delicious lunch! Excited to see what the cooking club recipe is for next month.

  57. Shelly Michael
    10.09.2020

    5 stars
    This soup was DELICIOUS! I am not a fan of butternut squash and recently received one in my CSA share. When I saw the cooking club post on your Instagram I thought “Well, I know what I’m doing with this squash.” with no intention to actually enjoy it. This recipe will definitely be made again 🥰 Thank you for helping me find a way to enjoy butternut squash!

  58. Joyce Jose
    10.10.2020

    5 stars
    Great Autumn soup recipe!

  59. Melaney
    10.10.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious and great vegan recipe! Especially with some bread on the side. Added a bay leaf as well.

  60. Fionna
    10.10.2020

    5 stars
    I substituted rosemary with thyme and the soup came out just as aromatic! Love this recipe.

  61. Joshua Collingwood
    10.10.2020

    5 stars
    Great way to kick off fall soup season. We added a little curry, for a somewhat hybrid between this recipe and the other one. Came out delicious!

  62. Lori Greenberg
    10.11.2020

    5 stars
    Made October 11, 2020 for Canadian Thanksgiving. A favourite at the table! Easy to prepare and delicious!! Tastes creamy without the cream!

  63. Barb
    10.12.2020

    5 stars
    Made this for the October cooking club. It was quick and easy and was a big hit with the family. Will definitely make again!

  64. Shannon
    10.13.2020

    5 stars
    I made the soup and paired it with the Roasted Cauliflower Salad with the Tahini and both were so tasty! I love Butternut Squash Soup – I tried to make it 10 years ago (not this recipe) and I literally broke my blender in the process. So I have been wary of it ever since – but this was so easy and delicious and love that it’s vegan!

  65. 5 stars
    Yummy! I topped mine with toasted bread crumbs and a little sour cream

  66. Shira
    10.13.2020

    5 stars
    This recipe is simple to make and perfect for fall! We’ll definitely be making this again and again.

  67. Charlotte
    10.14.2020

    4 stars
    Delicious! Fresh (not ground) herbs really make a difference!

  68. Manon
    10.14.2020

    5 stars
    This recipe is delicious and filling on a cold autumn day.

  69. Jenn
    10.15.2020

    5 stars
    Already made this twice. So good. I feel super healthy eating this soup with seasonings I might never reach for willingly. Thanks!

    Mine didnt’t look as vibrant after it was cooked but its still a gorgeous coloured soup.

    Rainy day today, so its a bonus to enjoy leftover soup for lunch too. 😀

  70. Rachel
    10.15.2020

    5 stars
    I love this cooking club idea, especially since I’m not on social media anymore. My family of three, including a two year old, enjoyed this for dinner tonight with smoked gouda grilled cheese sandwiches. I didn’t have fresh rosemary, so subbed in dried. I also adapted it for my instant pot. An easy dinner for a chilly fall evening.

  71. Rhonda
    10.16.2020

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit. Even my picky eater loved it! I also made your pear salad to serve with the soup and it was a perfect fall dinner. Thanks!

  72. Shaelyn
    10.16.2020

    Made this last night exactly as written – delicious! Perfect fall soup!

  73. Patricia
    10.17.2020

    5 stars
    Thanks to your new cooking club, we tried this recipe for the first time and are so glad we did! Sometimes warm weather in Austin makes it feel more like summer than fall, but it makes no difference with this wonderful soup on the stove and its amazing aroma filling the house. We especially loved the flavors of the fresh ginger and sage combined with the butternut squash. Even our 15-year-old son asked for a second bowl!

  74. Megan
    10.18.2020

    This was perfect for the start of fall weather. I added two sweet potatoes and a leftover gala apple.

  75. jeanette imler
    10.18.2020

    5 stars
    I tried the vegan version of this recipe last night and it was absolutely delightful!
    I served it alongside garlic, sage, mushroom and vegan cheese quesadillas.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration! I’ll definitely be making this again.

  76. Samantha Willis
    10.18.2020

    5 stars
    I always “liked” butternut squash soup but I seriously LOVE this recipe!! So simple and absolutely delicious. Holiday season go to.

  77. Katrina
    10.18.2020

    5 stars
    So good! Didn’t have a large enough BN squash so added a small sweet potato and 2 medium carrots. Roasted the veggies first and also the seeds of the BN squash. Topped with a dollop of sour cream, cilantro and the roasted BN squash seeds. Great recipe! Thank you!

  78. Marcia
    10.19.2020

    This is the best Butternut swuash recipe ever! Absolutely delicious!

  79. Candice Janco
    10.19.2020

    4 stars
    I made this this weekend for the cooking club and loved it! I used 2 cups veg broth and one can unsweetened coconut cream. Otherwise, followed the recipe. No one else in my family likes butternut squash so thinking of trying to freeze some to see how it holds up. I made it with vegan grilled cheese and it was a perfect comforting combo!!

  80. Kat Ernst
    10.19.2020

    Delicious, thick, flavorful fall soup! My toddler slurped it up from a cup too.

  81. Fabiola Franck
    10.19.2020

    Hi! Do you happen to know what the settings would be if I used my instant pot to make this soup? Thank you!

  82. Christina
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    Great recipe, very easy to make and it has a kick from the ginger and sage.

  83. Linda
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    This is my favorite butternut squash soup recipe. It’s so simple, and just so perfect!

  84. Tracy
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    This soup is such a perfect treat for the fall and winter months. I’ve made several batches now because it’s my new favorite thing to eat after a hard day’s work. I highly recommend it!

  85. Lori
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious, simple to create and devoured immediately! All of my favorite things about a recipe. Thank you!

  86. Elizabeth W
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    This is the perfect weeknight soup! It was flavorful, yet easy to make….and my house smelled AMAZING aftewards. I am looking forward to the next Cooking Club Challenge and appreciate that photos are submitted via email and not just social media. Keep the great recipes coming!

  87. Heidi
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    Made this soup again this weekend and it was just as excellent the second time around.

  88. Sarah
    10.20.2020

    5 stars
    Made this for the cooking club and it was really good, I like the ginger in it, I’ve never had butternut squash soup with ginger! Thank you for the cooking club, it’s a great idea!

  89. Jessica
    10.21.2020

    5 stars
    It was very easy to make. I loved the subtle ginger flavor , don’t skip that ingredient.

  90. Jen from instagram.com
    10.21.2020

    5 stars
    Made for the Cooking Club! I had to get some help cutting the squash but it was worth it. This soup is so rich, filling and flavorful without any cream or butter. Love it!

  91. Denise
    10.22.2020

    5 stars
    So this just happened! Sooo good! I added a pinch of ground ginger and curry powder. Simple recipe!! THANKS!

  92. Cristina
    10.22.2020

    Made this soup for my family on a cold fall evening and was overjoyed with how tasty it was! Super flavourful and something to warm you up. Paired it with a freshly made bread as well that was lightly toasted, delicious!

  93. Dana
    10.22.2020

    5 stars
    Perfect fall dinner!

  94. Bonnie
    10.23.2020

    5 stars
    Oh that’s soup goes awesome with my fresh baked sourdough bread can’t stop eating Bonnie

  95. Jill
    10.24.2020

    Do you have a nutritional breakdown for calories per serving?

  96. KEIANNA
    10.24.2020

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe because I did not want to roast the squash. It was delicious, I tweaked the flavor a little bit more to my own liking but it was delicious just how she tells you to make it. I definitely will be making this again.

  97. 5 stars
    Made this soup for the Cooking Club and it was HEAVENLY. I made it for my family for a rainy day lunch and everyone went crazy for it. The herbs give the soup the most incredible flavors and the aromas were just the cherry on top. It is the perfect fall recipe and I can’t wait to make it again! Thank you for this incredible recipe!

  98. Angela Thomas
    10.24.2020

    This was yummy and easy! I might add an apple next time. I love that little bit of sweet/tart.

  99. Rebecca Shields
    10.24.2020

    5 stars
    Nothing beats the spirit of fall to nourish the mind, body, soul and belly!

  100. Katie Murray
    10.24.2020

    It was sooo yummy and not complicated to make. My family loves butternut squash. I’ve always wanted to make a soup but was intimidated. Thank you for making it easy.

  101. Kristi
    10.25.2020

    5 stars
    I made this today on a cold, snowy day here in Colorado. I topped it with some lightly burnt sage and pepitas. Delicious!

  102. Tara Young
    10.25.2020

    5 stars
    Loved making this soup for the cookbook club.

  103. Carrie
    10.26.2020

    5 stars
    This soup was delicious! It was actually my first time ever trying butternut squash soup, but it definitely won’t be the last time! I used dried herbs because that’s what I had on hand, and I stirred in a very small and awkward amount of leftover pumpkin puree because I didn’t know how else I could use it. Mopped up with a crusty piece of sourdough. Overall huge success!!

  104. Michelle K
    10.26.2020

    5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! My husband also loved it! Thanks again.

  105. Brittany
    10.26.2020

    5 stars
    Soooo good! I drizzled a little maple syrup on top of each serving.

  106. Amie
    10.26.2020

    5 stars
    Your posts are so beautiful and clear to follow. Thank you for providing delicious recipes in the most simple elegant way.

  107. Robert
    10.27.2020

    5 stars
    I made this following the recipe exactly and thought it was the best tasting Butternut Squash soup I have ever eaten. I look forward to the day when I can invite friends over for a proper sit-down dinner and serve this as the first course.

  108. Kelsea
    10.27.2020

    5 stars
    I made this soup for the cooking club and it turned out even better than I thought! I am honestly not the biggest fan of butternut squash, but I thought I would try it anyway and it was delicious 🙂

  109. Alexis
    10.28.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious! I liked it with the pumpkin seeds and crusty bread.

  110. Jennifer
    10.28.2020

    This was so easy to make!

  111. Emily Driscoll
    10.29.2020

    5 stars
    Loved making this soup for the cooking club! Really pushed me to use up fall veggies!

    This was the perfect rainy day comfort food!

  112. Sonya
    10.29.2020

    5 stars
    Just made this and it was delicious! Added plenty of black pepper to spice it up.

  113. Sarah
    10.30.2020

    Loved this soup, warm and creamy and perfect for cozy weather! I added some lentils to it for protein since I had it as a main dish, and they blended in well.

  114. Kelsey
    10.30.2020

    5 stars
    Made this for cooking club and it was so delicious! Satisfied all my hearty, warm fall soup cravings. It was so rich and tasty, and easy to make!

  115. Janet
    10.30.2020

    5 stars
    My family loved this soup! It was so easy and delicious– perfect for a cold autumn night! I use your cookbooks all the time, and always get great results! Thanks for making cooking fun AND reliably yummy!

  116. Jackie
    10.30.2020

    5 stars
    This is an easy, flavorful recipe that anyone would enjoy! It’s so creamy and tasty that my boyfriend thought I blended in some coconut milk, but nope! It’s called BUTTERnut squash for a reason. 🙂

  117. Kayla
    10.31.2020

    Of all the butternut squash soup recipes out there, this is by far our favorite! Will be making again ASAP.

  118. Kelly
    10.31.2020

    5 stars
    This soup was super creamy and tasted awesome. I had it with garlic Parmesan herb bread and will definitely keep this recipe on repeat 😊

  119. Ellen
    10.31.2020

    The Butternut Squash soup was delicious! Making the Butternut Squash Soup recipe was a mother daughter activity. I made the soup and my daughter made the bread. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon! Looking forward to November’s recipe. Thanks!

  120. Tamara
    10.31.2020

    5 stars
    Love this recipie! The texture and flavor is just so great and I love how rich the flavor is without any cream or coconut milk! Brilliant!

  121. Jeffrey Salvadore
    10.31.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe! It turned out so well. Excited to enjoy it as part of this month’s Cooking Club!

  122. Stevie
    10.31.2020

    Made this soup for Halloween and it was perfect!

    • Stevie
      10.31.2020

      5 stars
      Forgot to leave the stars!

  123. Bridget C
    10.31.2020

    5 stars
    Delicious!! And so easy to make! Will definitely make again; perfect for the fall weather!!

  124. Andrea
    11.02.2020

    This recipe sounds great! I am wanting to make this for a large crowd. I know it feeds 6 people. Do you know or can guess how many quarts does this recipe make?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.02.2020

      Hi Andrea, it makes 1.75 quarts. I hope you enjoy!

  125. Karen Lipsey
    11.04.2020

    This is a little different than the recipe in LL Everyday. Seems to be miso paste and white wine vinegar or rosemary, sage and ginger. Do you have a preference?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.04.2020

      Yep, it’s a different recipe – I like them both 🙂

  126. Joel
    11.08.2020

    5 stars
    This came out perfectly! Highly recommended. Best squash soup I’ve ever made.

  127. Sophie
    11.09.2020

    5 stars
    I had a ton of squash to cook and nothing to do with it, so I decided to cook up this recipe. It was PHENOMENAL! Total hit in my house!! I tweaked it a little bit to fit my liking, but it was seriously so delish and we have so much left over.

    I added a little bit more of everything – I just kept tasting it until it suit my liking. I added 1/2 cup less veg stock and swapped it for unsweetened coconut milk, and I added a few tablespoons of hot sauce. It was spicy, sweet, creamy, and so delicious. I totally recommend making those swaps, but the recipe on its own is sooo yummy. So versatile too! Thanks so much!

  128. Fran Stewart
    11.10.2020

    You should share not only recipes, but also where you get your sweaters/blouses. Some in the pics are very nice and if I knew you in RL, i think i’d be raiding your closet all the time!

  129. Elena
    11.11.2020

    5 stars
    Simple and very healthy. Tastes very complex and it feels rich and decadent despite having no cream or additional fats! I am so impressed by this recipe and am making it a second time around adding a bulb of fennel to switch it up.

  130. Faye
    11.17.2020

    I am looking forward to making this for Thanksgiving. Can I make it the day before and reheat? By the way, I love your recipes!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.17.2020

      Hi Faye, yep – it can made a few days in advance – it’s great reheated!

  131. Brian
    11.17.2020

    5 stars
    This was the first butternut squash soup I’ve made without coconut milk and boy was it good! Very simple but extremely tasty.

    I suggest using a hand blender if you have one vs multiple trips to a pitcher blender. Less time/effort and keeps it all in the pot.

  132. NYPL
    11.17.2020

    5 stars
    Very good and easy to make!

  133. Judy
    11.20.2020

    5 stars
    This is the most delicious soup! All fresh and healthy ingredients and a rich satisfying flavor. A+ recipe.

  134. Susan Farmer
    11.21.2020

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious comfort food! We will be making this for our micro Thanksgiving this year. It’s like a warm hug, which we all need right now 🙂

  135. Kent Draeger
    11.22.2020

    Do you have to use a blender.can I use a food processor?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.22.2020

      Hi Kent, a blender is better, I think the soup might be too liquidy for a food processor.

  136. Kathleen
    11.24.2020

    5 stars
    I was skeptical of how rich/creamy this would be since it is vegan but it did not disappoint! So good!!

  137. Kent Draeger
    11.25.2020

    J eanine.could I make this soup a day ahead.how would I keep it .would it get like a film on top

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.26.2020

      Hi Kent, you could make it a day ahead. It probably won’t get a film on top. Just give it a stir, it should reheat great.

  138. Mary
    11.26.2020

    5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving with Honeynut Squash instead of butternut- delicious! Also did 4tbsp olive oil instead of 2tbsp. Came out fantastic!

  139. Kent Draeger
    11.28.2020

    JEANINE .Soup was fantastic. I made soup before but it was always bagged soup.my first time making it from scratch. I will admit I did make a bag of soup .cheddar and broccoli just in case.i was surprised when everybody was ladling up the squash soup.at that moment I’m getting nervous. No body is going to like it.but to my surprise they all enjoyed it.i got comments on the texture on how creamy it was and on the taste.some were going up for a second bowl.thank you so much for your recipe.it was a big hit

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.28.2020

      Hi Kent, I’m so glad the soup was a hit!

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