Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (2024)

ByMiriam Hahn

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (1)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

When the air gets crisp and the days get shorter, fall has arrived and graciously it delivers stunning seasonal produce. All varieties of squash and apples are plentiful, and when they're brimming with ripeness, it's time to make squash soup. This vegetarian recipe features butternut squash, which offers a sweet and nutty flavor profile, plus green apples to provide a tangy tartness. Together, they create a delicious combination of sweet and savory goodness.

Advertisem*nt

Wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for roasted butternut squash soup and says, "Even though you can buy squash year-round, purchasing it when it's at the peak of ripeness is when it's the most flavorful. Nothing brings the taste of fall home quite like this soup. With wholesome ingredients and specially chosen spices, this is a soup that will quickly become a fall favorite."

Read on to learn how to welcome fall with this delicious soup.

Gather the ingredients for roasted butternut squash soup

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (2)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

To make this recipe, you'll need butternut squash, an onion, garlic, fresh ginger, a Granny Smith apple, and a lime from the produce department. "You'll need a fairly large squash or two small ones if you will be peeling and cubing the squash by hand. I find that buying the pre-cut squash is very convenient, but it's important to buy it soon before making the soup because it won't stay fresh for long," Hahn shares. Fresh herbs like chives and cilantro are a nice topper here, so add that to your list if you are so inclined.

Advertisem*nt

You'll need some olive oil for the sauteing and roasting along with plenty of spices — salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, paprika, and smoked paprika. Then pick up some broth and cream to blend it all together.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (3)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Step 2: Prepare the squash for roasting

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (4)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Combine the squash, 1 tablespoon of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.

Step 4: Add the oil to a pot

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (6)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

When the squash is almost done, Add the remaining oil to a soup pot.

Step 5: Add the aromatics

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (7)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Step 6: Add the ginger and apple

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (8)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Add the ginger and apple. Sauté for 1 minute.

Step 7: Add more ingredients

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (9)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Add the roasted squash, remaining salt, coriander, cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, and broth.

Step 8: Cover and cook

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (10)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.

Step 9: Blend the soup

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (11)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Blend the soup with an immersion blender or a stand-up blender.

Step 10: Add the lime juice

Add the lime juice. Transfer back to the pot (if using a stand-up blender).

Step 11: Add the cream

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (13)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Add the cream and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 12: Serve the soup

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (14)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Serve while hot. Top with chopped chives and cilantro if desired.

How can I customize this roasted butternut squash soup?

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (15)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

The recipe specifies vegetable broth, which is a neutral (and vegetarian) base for the soup, but you can swap that for chicken broth, which some find more savory. Since most broths offer a low sodium variety, opt for this if you are on a salt restricted diet and also feel free to eliminate the added salt in the recipe. "There are many salt free seasonings that can be added in place of salt if needed," Hahn shares. In general, low-sodium options help the cook control the amount of salt in the final recipe.

Advertisem*nt

If you want to make this recipe dairy-free and vegan, you can substitute unsweetened coconut milk for the cream. "This comes in a few varieties, but I suggest the full fat version instead of the lite type," Hahn remarks. "Or you have the option to omit the cream altogether," Hahn goes on to say. The pureed squash will still give this soup some of the body it needs.

In terms of spices, the combination we've used includes smoked paprika to provide a slightly smoky flavor, but it can be omitted if you prefer. Another option would be to omit the coriander, cumin, and both paprikas, and substitute with thyme and rosemary. This will give you a different flavor profile that is also delicious.

What pairs well with roasted butternut squash soup?

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (16)

Miriam Hahn/Chowhound

Like all soups, serving with slices of crusty bread or a warm baguette for dipping into the soup is a good place to start with pairings. To create a well-rounded meal adding a protein source will make the meal more substantial. You can serve roasted or grilled chicken breast, shrimp, or a piece of seared fish alongside the soup.A slice of quiche, such as spinach and feta or a savory mushroom, can also complement the soup nicely. The combination of a creamy quiche and butternut squash soup is satisfying and balanced.

Advertisem*nt

For a lighter lunch, a fresh green salad can be a nice pairing and provide a contrast to the rich and creamy soup. Consider a simple garden salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a vinaigrette dressing. And ofcourse, a classic grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar, Gruyère,or Swiss cheese pairs excellently. The combination of warm, melty cheese and the soup's sweetness is a comforting delight.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

5 (28 ratings)

Print

This vegetarian recipe features butternut squash, which offers a sweet and nutty flavor profile, plus green apples to provide a tangy tartness.

Prep Time

10

minutes

Cook Time

1.1

hours

servings

6

Servings

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (17)

Total time: 1 hour, 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 diced onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1-inch knob ginger, grated
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

Optional Ingredients

  • chopped chives and/or cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine the squash, 1 tablespoon of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Spread the squash in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. When the squash is almost done, Add the remaining oil to a soup pot.
  5. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add the ginger and apple. Sauté for 1 minute.
  7. Add the roasted squash, remaining salt, coriander, cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, and broth.
  8. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  9. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or a stand-up blender.
  10. Add the lime juice. Transfer back to the pot (if using a stand-up blender).
  11. Add the cream and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve while hot. Top with chopped chives and cilantro if desired.

Nutrition

Calories per Serving184
Total Fat9.8 g
Saturated Fat3.7 g
Trans Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol14.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates24.9 g
Dietary Fiber4.6 g
Total Sugars7.4 g
Sodium812.0 mg
Protein2.5 g

The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (18)

Rate this recipe

Recommended

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Chowhound (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Melvina Ondricka

Last Updated:

Views: 5525

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (68 voted)

Reviews: 83% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Melvina Ondricka

Birthday: 2000-12-23

Address: Suite 382 139 Shaniqua Locks, Paulaborough, UT 90498

Phone: +636383657021

Job: Dynamic Government Specialist

Hobby: Kite flying, Watching movies, Knitting, Model building, Reading, Wood carving, Paintball

Introduction: My name is Melvina Ondricka, I am a helpful, fancy, friendly, innocent, outstanding, courageous, thoughtful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.