Gingered Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Gingered Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Roasting the squash really adds a wonderful flavor to this delightful pureed soup. If you want a true vegetarian dish, simply substitute vegetable stock for the chicken broth. —Kim Pettipas Oromocto, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 4 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 266 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein


  1. Place squash in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with 4-1/2 teaspoons oil; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until tender. Set aside.
  2. In a soup kettle, saute onion in butter and remaining oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the ginger, curry, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly.
  3. Stir in reserved squash. In a blender, puree soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan. Stir in milk; heat through. Garnish with sour cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Gingered Butternut Squash Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This soup is delicious. I didn't use the potatoes, I used a brick of frozen pureed squash & carrots instead. I added roasted garlic & used an immersion blender, made it so easy. Even better the next day. I had so much left over, I froze some for another time."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Made this today with Thanksgiving left over potatoes & baked squash & gingered carrots. It is simply delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"I made this and it was AMAZING - I can't eat onions so roasted a garlic head with the squash - the flavor was perfect, the spices warmed my mouth, delicious!!!! (I also used the immersion blender, so easy!)"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"I've made this soup too many times to count now. It's my favorite recipe! I don't use the milk and it's still nice & creamy. I made it again today and used extra squash & carrot instead of potatoes. An immersion blender works great instead of the hassle of transferring to a blender. Yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Definitely a great base recipe. I didn't realize it called for potatoes until I was halfway through making it. So, I took another pound of butternut squash (I didn't have potatoes) and microwaved until soft, and added it to the roasted squash. I omitted the milk (for my lactose intolerant daughter), and used vegetable broth (for my vegetarian daughter). I roasted the squash seeds in the oven as a garnish. And, I didn't puree the soup. Instead I mashed it up, and it had the consistency of a hearty stew. Delicious!"

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