Creamy Butternut Squash Soup – Blended with Carrots and Potatoes

Butternut squash is in season and soup is a great way to take advantage of this super healthy vegetable. A type of winter squash, butternut squash is rich in fiber and is an excellent source of vitamin A and E. I added some carrots and potatoes pureed in a blender making this soup very creamy with a beautiful orange hue. It’s a perfect dish to ring in the autumn season and to keep you warm on a chilly night!

You can find pre-cut butternut squash at many grocery stores, but if you’ve never cooked with it before and are cutting it yourself, make sure you use a sharp knife since this vegetable is pretty tough. Serve this creamy butternut squash soup with some croutons on top or crusty bread on the side.

Once vegetables are chopped, add to a large pot and saute for a few minutes, then add stock.

When vegetables are tender, puree until desired consistency. Add optional cream, then season with salt and pepper.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 yukon gold potato, cubed
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot add olive oil and cook the garlic, onion, carrots, potato, and butternut squash for about 5 minutes. Pour in 4 cups vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in batches. I used a slotted spoon to transfer vegetables into the blender and pureed with some of the stock. Return puree to pot and stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper.

Total Time: 60-70 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
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18 Responses to “Creamy Butternut Squash Soup – Blended with Carrots and Potatoes”

  1. Ali October 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    looks so thick and delicious, i really love butternut squash soup but my this truly is the best I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing. Nice photos.

    • Barb October 20, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      Thanks, Ali. 🙂

  2. Ashley October 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Can you put it in a food processor to blend it?

    • Barb October 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi Ashley! Yes, you can definitely use a food processor. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Joan October 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    This is very similar to my pumpkin soup recipe. I love butternut squash, so I’m sure I will love this recipe. I’ll have to try it tomorrow. Thanks for posting.

    • Barb October 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

      Thanks for commenting. Let me know how it turns out, Joan.

  4. Sharon November 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    This is a fantastic receipe. Don’t like squash made it for my mother-in-law. She loves squash and cooked carrots. I tried it and even I liked it. I added a table spoon of butter after I purad it and added it back to pot plus the cream it made it taste wonderfull,


    • Barb November 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

      Great, I’m glad you and your mother-in-law enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for reporting back, Sharon! 🙂

  5. Laura MacLean November 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Love, love, love all your pictures of the process. It’s so helpful to visualize how it’s done. The soup looks so good!

    • Barb November 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      Thanks so much for the kind words Laura 🙂 Really happy the pictures are helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Awija May 15, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    I want to try this out but how can I do it for just 2 servings? Which ingredients must I reduce on?

    • Barb May 16, 2012 at 7:59 am #

      Hi Awija – It’s probably best to just half all the ingredients which should yield 3 large servings. I wouldn’t go below that.

  7. Eleanor October 16, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Can this soup be frozen? Would you recommend not putting in the cream if freezing?

    • Barb October 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Hi Eleanor – I think it should be fine if you freeze the soup with the cream since it’s only 1-2 tablespoons. When you reheat it, stir the mixture continuously so it’s nice and smooth.

  8. Heather @ Interior Groupie October 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    This soup was delicious!! Have pinned it and will make it again. Now following your lovely blog!

    • Barb October 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      Thanks, Heather. I’ll be sure to check out your blog as well.

  9. Debbie November 13, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Recipe sounds amazing! Plan to try it this week. One question, if I buy butternut squash that is already cubed, how many cups do I use for the recipe? Thanks in advance.

    • Barb November 13, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Debbie – Thank you! If you buy ready-cubed butternut squash, I’d say about 3 cups is good. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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