Butternut Squash Soup Serenade


Embrace the flavors of fall with Autumn Elegance: Butternut Squash Soup Serenade. This velvety soup combines the natural sweetness of butternut squash with a melody of spices, creating a dish that's both comforting and refined. Its vibrant orange hue and creamy texture make it not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. Perfect for a cozy night in or as an elegant starter to a dinner party, this soup is a celebration of autumn's bounty.

Butternut Squash Soup Serenade

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250ml)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 1.5 kg or 3.3 lbs), peeled and cubed
  • 1 liter (4.2 cups) vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200ml (6.8oz) heavy cream
  • 30g (1oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cooking until softened.
  2. Add butternut squash to the pot, followed by vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer until squash is tender.
  3. Once the squash is soft, use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.
  4. Stir in heavy cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the soup hot, garnished with a swirl of cream or toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Roast the squash before adding it to the pot for a deeper flavor.
  • Adjust the thickness of the soup by varying the amount of broth.
  • For a vegan version, use coconut milk instead of heavy cream.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this soup ahead of time?

Yes, it refrigerates well and can be reheated gently.

How do I store leftover soup?

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze Butternut Squash Soup?

Absolutely, it freezes well for up to 3 months.