Butternut Squash Soup: A Cozy Autumn Delight

butternut squash soup
butternut squash soup

Is there anything more comforting than a warm bowl of butternut squash soup on a chilly autumn day? At Takeout Food, we believe there’s no better way to savor the flavors of fall. Our recipe for butternut squash soup is not only incredibly delicious but also naturally gluten-free and vegan, making it the perfect option for sharing with friends and family during holiday gatherings.

The Quintessential Autumn Meal

Picture this: you’re gathered around the dinner table with loved ones, indulging in the rich flavors of our mom’s butternut squash soup recipe. Its velvety texture and vibrant colors bring a sense of warmth and comfort that perfectly embodies the essence of autumn. It’s no wonder this recipe has been a favorite for our family for years.

Simple Ingredients, Delicious Results

To make our butternut squash soup, you’ll need a few key ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Fresh butternut squash serves as the star, complemented by carrots, onions, and apples for depth of flavor. Vegetable broth adds a savory base, while coconut milk provides a subtle sweetness. A combination of garlic, sage, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper brings out all the savory and aromatic notes in the soup.

Cooking Methods and Tips

Whether you prefer using the stovetop, Crock-Pot, or Instant Pot, our recipe has got you covered. We provide detailed instructions for each method, ensuring that you achieve the perfect consistency and flavor every time. If you don’t have an immersion blender, a traditional blender works just as well.

Customizable and Creative Twists

Why not add your own personal touch to our butternut squash soup recipe? Here are a few ideas to inspire your culinary creativity:

  • Roasted Veggies: For a deeper flavor, roast the butternut squash, carrots, and onions before adding them to the soup.
  • Thai Twist: Add some red curry paste and ground ginger for a Thai-inspired version, then garnish with lime wedges and fresh cilantro.
  • Mexican Twist: Skip the sage and nutmeg and incorporate ground cumin and chipotle chili powder for a Mexican flair. Top it off with lime wedges and chopped cilantro.
  • Chai Twist: Check out our recipe for chai-spiced butternut squash soup for a unique twist that blends sweet and spicy flavors.
  • Extra Hearty: Boost the heartiness by adding rice, quinoa, farro, or your favorite grains. Adjust the amount of broth accordingly.
  • Creamy Variation: If you’re not a fan of coconut milk, feel free to use heavy cream or half and half for a creamier texture.

The Joy of Toppings

Part of the fun of enjoying butternut squash soup is the opportunity to experiment with different toppings. Consider these delicious options:

  • Cheese: Parmesan, grated sharp cheddar, or feta.
  • Nuts: Toasted almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pepitas, or candied pecans.
  • Herbs: Fresh cilantro, thyme, sage, chives, and more.
  • Bacon: Crispy bacon or prosciutto.
  • Greens: Fresh baby arugula or microgreens.
  • Homemade croutons: A delightful crunchy addition.


Q: Can I freeze butternut squash soup?

A: Yes, our butternut squash soup freezes well. Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers, leaving some space for expansion. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Q: How can I thicken the soup if it’s too thin?

A: If you find that your soup is thinner than desired, you can simmer it uncovered for a longer period. This will help reduce excess liquid and thicken the consistency. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of cornstarch or arrowroot powder with cold water and add it to the soup, then cook it for a few more minutes until it thickens.


At Takeout Food, we’re passionate about celebrating the joy of food, and our butternut squash soup recipe is a testament to that. Embrace the flavors of autumn with this cozy and delicious dish. For more culinary inspiration and delightful recipes, visit Takeout Food. Now, it’s time to gather your ingredients and immerse yourself in the pleasure of preparing and savoring a bowl of homemade butternut squash soup. Enjoy!

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