Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

butternut squash soup

Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup sent in by: Granny Dumplin

Ingredients for Butternut Squash Soup

  • One 2 lb butternut squash, peeled and chopped into medium dice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 pints vegetable stock or water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 fluid ounces (112 ml) whipping or double cream
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Method for Butternut Squash Soup:

  1. In a soup pot sweat the squash, sugar and some salt in the butter, covered, for three minutes. (Remember sweating, as opposed to sautéing, means low heat, we do not want to brown the butter or the squash, just soften it)
  2. Add onion and sweat ten minutes more
  3. Add water or vegetable stock and the cinnamon stick and bring to the boil
  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for thirty minutes.
  5. Remove cinnamon and purée soup in a blender for at least one minute.
  6. Then pass through a fine mesh strainer
  7. Return to pan, re-heat, add the cream and salt and white pepper to taste
  8. A final option is to sprinkle some nutmeg on each bowl when serving

This soup can be frozen. Stop after step 6, adding the cream and seasoning when defrosted and re-heated.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Soups, All Recipes, Squash
4 comments on “Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
  1. Smudgeboy says:

    That’s a nice recipe Grannie D – for those of you out there who aren’t partial to cinnamon (weirdos!) a light sprinkling of Cayenne Pepper adds a nice bit of spice when serving.

    As with all chilli (which is what cayenne pepper is) start with a little and add more if you need it!

  2. John says:

    I’ll pass your comment on to Granny D – thanks.

  3. Tarik says:

    Thanks for your Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, my son made me some but I would like to make some for myself. I will serve it with some freshly baked bread. Thanks Tarik

  4. katie from gillingham kent says:

    Delicious soup.I used low fat yoghurt, slightly less sugar and half the butter for a healthier option. Will make it again at the weekend for my family when they visit.

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