Whipping up a batch of homemade butternut squash soup is a straightforward and deeply satisfying experience. This method ensures that the natural sweetness and nuttiness of the squash shine through, resulting in a comforting, creamy soup that’s perfect for fall. Yet, it’s not just about the flavors; butternut squash soup is also a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that can support your well-being. So, indulge in the simplicity of creating this classic soup and savor its nourishing goodness.

Butternut Squash Soup

Love & Lemons
The natural sweetness and nuttiness of the squash shine through, resulting in a comforting, creamy soup that's perfect for fall.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 5.5-Quart Dutch Oven
  • 1 Blender


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 (3 lb) butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped parsley, toasted pepitas, and/or crusty bread (for serving)


  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, and several grinds of fresh pepper and sauté until soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the squash and cook until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sage, rosemary, and ginger. Stir and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, until fragrant, then add 3 cups of the broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the squash is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and pour the soup into a blender, working in batches if necessary, and blend until smooth. If your soup is too thick, add up to 1 cup more broth and blend. Season to taste and serve with parsley, pepitas, and crusty bread.


This recipe is originally from the Love and Lemons blog.

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