Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

One of my absolute favorite meals to have this time of year is Butternut Squash Soup. Piping hot with a big chunk of crusty bread for dipping.


Butternut Squash Soup is one of my favorite fall soups. I always put a little bit of cream fresh, or you can use sour cream on top with a few toasted nuts or seeds just to dress it up. This would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day line up or as a new edition to go with your left over turkey sandwiches. So you are probably reading this and thinking Jen I am lucky just to get the soup out of the can and into the bowl, much less add nuts and whatever the heck cream fresh is to the top. LOL.

Well my friends I have to tell you, I understand life keeps us all very busy this time of year, however you really should take the time to do nice things for yourself. This includes making  something that is good for you and your family that makes you feel special side and out.  That is what this recipe does for me.  

Butternut Squash Soup

Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Soul, Southern
Keyword Butternut Squash, Instant Pot, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 175kcal
Author Jennifer Gainer


  • Instant Pot 3 Qt. Mini ( can be doubled for a larger 6 Qt. Pot)
  • Bamboo Spurtles 
  • Stock Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Bamboo Spurtles 
  • Ladle
  • Blender
  • Large Mixer Bowl


  • 2 lbs Butternut Squash peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Medium Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 Yukon Gold Potato peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil I used the flavored Oli+ve oils below
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Smoked Applewood Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Nutmeg fresh ground
  • 1 tsp mix peppercorn-pink, green & black ground


  • Dice up onion and sauté in your large stock pot with olive oil of choice until cartelized, add minced garlic for 2 minute at the very end. 
  • Deglaze pot with Vegetable stock and add dice butternut squash, potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium. 
  • Cook for 30- 40 minutes until vegetables are fork tender. They will start to break down and look like this. 
  • Add one can of coconut milk. 
  • Then in small batches run mixture through a blender in purify to get smooth.
  • Next add remaining seasoning to smooth mixture. 
  • Top with cream fresh, toasted pumpkin seeds or hazelnuts. 


  • 2 lbs. Butternut Squash
  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion
  •  Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Yukon Gold Potato
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Coconut Milk
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Fresh Nutmeg
  • Optional Garnishes: Cream fresh, flavored olive oil and toasted seed or nuts.

I personally like to use Black Truffle Olive Oil, Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or the Wild Mushroom & Sage which are all available from a distribute call Veronica Foods. I get from mine from a local shop called Oli+ve seen above.  I also add a touch of cream fresh and toasted hazelnuts or pumpkin seeds which are completely optional. This also makes a really great side to a leftover turkey sandwich after the holidays too, so Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

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  1. I have never had butternut squash anything. It looks a lot like pumpkin. I am Jamaican, I don’t think I have ever seen butternut squash here. It looks so good though

  2. Yes, it would probably be an imported item, in Jamaica, for sure. Butternut squash is on one of my favorite fall treats. It has a mild flavor, almost a pumpkin like texture once it is roasted. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Wow this looks so yummy!!! I’ve never had butternut soup 🙈 but this looks delicious!!!!

  4. We have been eating a ton of squash this fall, and we absolutely love to make squash soup. I like that your recipe includes potatoes as well. I will have to try it out this week!

  5. YUMMY! I can almost taste it. Thanks so much for this recipe – seems totally doable & I can’t wait for my family to taste it! p.s. Your photos are AMAZING!

  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I was searching for a recipe and I will try it!

  7. Looks like a tasty meal! Maybe I’ll add it to the thanks giving menue!

  8. Soup is one of my favorite comfort meals this time of year. I will definitely be saving this to try this winter! Thanks for sharing.

  9. OMG this sounds amazing!!! I am really excited that it uses coconut milk too! I have to greatly reduce my dairy intake do to health problems 🙁 So this makes me very happy! 🙂

  10. Oh, wow! Coconut milk with the butternut squash sounds so delicious! I never made one and I love it. Enough buying the store ones, will definitely give it a try. It is so soothing for the weather now! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love butternut squash, and we always make extra soup to take for our work lunches. Nothing better than a hot bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter day!

  12. I love squash soup. This one looks so comforting, and I love the addition of potato.

  13. bill buchanan

    Looks like the perfect side for leftover turkey sandwiches.

  14. Pumpkin soup must be my favorite thing about Fall! haha… this is an interesting twist on my favorite recipe though – I make it with oranges as well and without cononut milk… hmmm…. I need to try this!! 😉

  15. I love butternut squash so the soup sounds really good, and I really like that it uses coconut milk for dietary reasons.

  16. Jen this looks so good I am going to make it to go with the holiday leftover, turkey sandwiches for sure.

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  18. Land of Nod

    I love your blog you always the best stuff. I am happy to have locate this warm and toasty recipe for today. I have finally had a little free time from holiday clean up and family entertainer to set forth and carve out a little me time. Can’t wait to try it I love butternut squash so I bet the soup is great, and I was surprised by coconut milk as an ingredient.

  19. the cheap jordan’s

    Spot on with this write-up, I love a good soup or stew recipe especially this time of year, it keep on the stove for hours and you can eat when you like.

  20. April Helmsworth

    Thank you so much for giving everyone a remarkably recipe for the dreary months of January. The bright cheery color of this soup alone invokes a beach holiday. I have read through the ingredients and it really sounds divine.

  21. Sybil Kavanaugh

    Well this certainly looks tasty, I think I would love it, but I am not so sure about my nugget eaters. They may be opposed to the fact it is a vegetable or that is is orange, who knows kids are crazy sometimes.

  22. Kayden Weldon

    Well this looks super yummy, I have never tried Butternut Squash soup but it looks really good. I am curious about how much yo can tase the coconut milk tho.

  23. Gwendolyn

    I intended to make this very soon. The ingredients are very simple but I must say the coconut milk surprises me. I hope that is is just for richness and that it does not actually have a coconut flavor, since my husband hates coconut.

  24. Home at Mimi’s

    Great recipe and the prefect way to be healthy and have a nice warm meal. I bet the heats up great for work lunches too.

  25. Gloria Flacks

    I truly wanted to write you to say thanks for all the great freebies you offer here at your site. This is a great recipe that I am excited to try out this winter.

  26. Gwendolyn

    5 stars
    I have never tried a Butternut Squash, which now I think is pretty bizarre, how can I have gone my whole life and never had one. Well that ends today, I will buy one and chop it up for soup.

  27. Sundie Breyland

    I appreciate you for showing such good, trusted, recipes. I am look board to making this one over the weekend, it sounds healthy and delicious too.

  28. The Wooly Farmhouse

    I was just looking for a warm winter soup, and this seems like it would be rather healthy too, minus the coconut milk which might add a few calories.

  29. Urban Farmgirl

    Needed to write to you to send many thanks for the marvelous recipe you’ve documented here, about making this vegetarian based soup. It’s so seriously generous of you to deliver unhampered ideas to the vegetarian world as well. Thanks

  30. Georgia Gal

    I had to write and thank you for this recipe. I love the Butternut Squash soup at Panera and this is very similar. I can not wait to make a mother pot soon!

  31. air max

    This looks great and I will have to pick up a butternut squash and try it out soon. I must admit I have never bought one before, but I have always wanted too. I guess I did not know what to do with it, lol. Just wanted to show my gratitude for your generosity supporting those people that absolutely need help with cooking.

  32. Zebra Crossing

    I together with my friends happened to be studying the great tips and tricks found on your website. This is our adventure this week to recreate this soup. Wish us luck!

  33. Terry Haide

    I am not sure if my family would eat this but I sure would. It sounds so good, maybe I can make some for my lunches with the kids are at school.

  34. I have to show my appreciation to you for such a great and healthy recipe for the winter months. Thank you!

  35. Addie Mae Says

    This looks so good and I would have never dreamed that you use coconut milk in it. I am not even sure where to find that, thoughts? Thanks a lot once again for everything.

  36. Thanks for stopping by, your might want to look for it in the international aisle of your grocery store. It is usually around the Asian or Hispanic food products.

  37. My Sunnies

    We love butternut squash I bet this soup is fantastic. I will pin it for later.

  38. My husband and I have been looking for a new butternut squash recipe!! I need to try this one out!

  39. 5 stars
    My husband loves making soup, I’ll have to ask him to make this one! Butternut squash is amazing!

  40. Elicit Folio

    5 stars
    This recipe looks amazing and full of flavor! Saving this for my family to try this week! Thanks for sharing!

  41. I have never even tasted butternut squash before, believe it or not. But the recipes I have been seeing with people using it, I think I just might try it out!

  42. I just cooked it! I always add ginger root, turmetic and curry. I love to eat this soup during the Nativity Feast. Thanks for sharing! Love and light to you and your family!

  43. I love a good GF and DF recipe. This looks so yummy and your kitchen looks ADORABLE!

  44. I’m pinning this and can’t wait to try it! I love butternut squash and this soup looks amazing.

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