Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Pepitas

Even though I can probably purchase butternut squash throughout the year, there is something about fall that makes me think about cooking butternut squash. Also, the fact that it is fresh from the farmer’s market, or better yet, your garden, makes this a perfect time to try this yummy, butternut squash soup recipe.

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

As I mentioned in my butternut squash pasta recipe, the hardest part is cutting the squash.

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

Here’s a picture of how I cut mine. First cut off the top and bottom. Then cut into 3 or four pieces.

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

Now you have a nice flat base, that’s not too tall, so you can slice off the hard outer coating of flesh. Using a very sharp knife, hold the squash with your left hand (if you are right-handed), and slice from the top down. Turn and slice again.

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

The bulb-like bottom is much like a pumpkin and has seed and fibrous tissue that you want to remove. I just scrape it out with a large spoon.

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

Now you can easily cut it into cubes and use as you wish.

Like this super easy soup recipe. Enjoy.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Pepitas
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, cleaned and cut into cubes (approx. 7 cups)
  • 1 - 32 oz. container of chicken broth (you can substitute vegetable broth)
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • ¼ c heavy cream (optional)
  • roasted pepitas for garnish and adds a little crunch
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Saute the onions in a large pot for about 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.
  2. Add the squash cubes and broth.
  3. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and let simmer until the squash is fork tender.
  4. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender or transfer the entire mixture into regular blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Add the cream (optional)
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with a small handful of roasted pepitas

This butternut squash soup recipe is super easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. Perfect any time of year to make you feel warm and cozy.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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