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Soups On ~ Butternut Squash Recipe

| November 15, 2013 | 19 Comments
Soup's On!

Soup’s On!

It is getting pretty chilly here in Ottawa this month, which means it is time for me to start making soup. I used to hate soup. I actually disliked the idea of it so much that I never even tried it if I could get out of it politely. Then all of a sudden a few years ago, the mothering instinct in me reared up and decided “Must make the family soup on cold Fall days!!!” I immediately perused the internet and found a few recipes and made butternut squash soup on a Sunday afternoon and now we are all addicted. It is just so yummy and comforting on a brisk Fall day. It works in the winter as well :). An added bonus is that the whole house smells amazing while it is simmering on the stove.

I originally found this recipe on the Internet, author unknown, and have since modified it to work with my cooking style. It is so easy and the best thing to make with it is a loaf of homemade bread…the perfect Fall supper.

Soup Ingredients being sauteed

Soup Ingredients being sauteed

Butternut Squash Soup


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes chopped
  • 1 butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes and squash for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. Puree the soup using a hand blender, until smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.


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Category: Food, Friday Food Frenzy, Soups, Weekly Themes

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    Today is definitely a butternut squash soup kind of day!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I can well understand your aversion to the thought of the soup. I was the same with pumpkin pie but as luck would have it I was a guest so had to eat it, it wouldn’t be my choice for dessert but it was no where near as bad as I’d expected it to taste. 🙂

  3. I would seriously love to make this. Looks great and I think the kids would like it too.

  4. Dreena says:

    Yummy. That soup looks good and a must-try for a (now) winter day.
    Thanks for your recipe.

  5. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    My friend just gave me a butternut squash and I wasn’t sure what to do with it – soup it is! Thanks!

  6. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    what an amazing recipe thanks for posting

  7. Wanda Tracey says:

    I have been looking for a butternut squash soup recipe since I have a friend that raves about it but had it on a menu somewhere.I would like to make this for her and surprise her.Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  8. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I could really use ssoup right now!!!

  9. OMG!! This looks amazing and it is great for you too. And it is simple to make!! I am making this this weekend because we are supposed to get a snow storm and there is nothing better than hot soup on a cold day, especially when it is homemade.

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    I am going to try this, looks so good..yummy

  11. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes,they are keeping the family happy at meal time

  12. kathy downey says:

    I was surprised the squash soup went over so well.Everyone loved it.

  13. Heidi C. says:

    I haven’t made butternut squash soup before. I am definitely going to make it now!

  14. kathy downey says:

    Days are getting cold fast time for soup,Thanks for your recipe.

  15. Maria Medeiros says:

    I’m totally going to make this! Yummy!

  16. Anna W says:

    We make squash soup many times in the fall. It is so delicious and the kids love it. We add 1 Can of coconut milk for a little bit of sweetness and to lighten the colour.

  17. kathy downey says:

    This is a very good soup to serve,its great for any age

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