butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

With just 4 ingredients –oil, onion, squash, and water, Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious comfort food that’s easy to make! If you want a richer soup, use my homemade Bone Broth recipe in place of the water. Bone Broth will add protein as well as gut healing nutrients. Use water if you’re making this easy soup recipe for your vegan friends. Vegetable stock will also work very well in this soup recipe for vegans.

This recipe was originally published on Elan’s Pantry.

When I make this Butternut Squash Soup I use a butternut squash that weighs around 2.5 pounds before I remove the peel and the seeds. If you use a larger squash your soup will be thicker and creamier. Likewise, if you use less squash, the soup will become more watery. This easy soup recipe is incredibly flexible and would be fantastic with acorn squash, butternut squash, or even pumpkin.

Butternut Squash Soup: Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced into 2-inch cubes
  • 6 cups water or chicken stock or Kettle & Fire Bone Broth


  • In a large soup pot, warm oil over medium heat
  • Caramelize onion, sauteing 10-15 minutes until golden brown
  • Add squash cubes and cook for 10 minutes, until squash is barely soft
  • Pour water or stock over squash mixture
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes
  • In a vitamix, puree in small batches on low, working up to high speed until mixture is smooth
  • Serve

This Paleo Butternut Squash Soup recipe is perfect for a cold winter’s day. We’ve had a lot of those lately. I haven’t worn anything outside but snow boots in all of 2007. And we just had our 7th snow storm in seven weeks. I don’t mind, I was raised in California where we pretended that a heavy frost was “snow.” Here’s to staying warm with a big dose of healthy soup!

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