Butternut Squash Soup…An In Season Recipe from Sweet Basil

Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup

Try this in-season recipe for a perfect butter nut squash soup, guaranteed to get you into the spirit of Fall! With a prep time of only 10 minutes and cook time of about 45 minutes, this can easily be a healthy, delicious weeknight recipe.


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and finely chopped, seeds discarded
  • 1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped (squash and apple ratio should be 3:1)
  • 3 c. chicken stock or broth
  • 1 c. water
  • Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  • 3 oz. sour cream (mix well not soup after cooking or use sour cream as a topping.)


1.Heat a large thick-bottomed pot on medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and let it foam up and recede. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Lower the heat if the vegetables begin to brown.

2. Add the butternut squash, apple, broth and water. Bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or so, until the squash and carrots have softened.

3. Blend well, using a blender for a smooth and creamy soup.

4. Add pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne and paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste. Combine sour cream into soup.


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Recipe courtesy of and posted by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Photo courtesy of ACedarSpoon Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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