- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium butternut squash (about 4 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
- In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Transfer to a 5-or 6-quart slow cooker; add squash. Combine the broth, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and cinnamon; pour over squash. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until squash is tender.
- Cool slightly. Discard cinnamon stick. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all to slow cooker. Whisk in cream cheese; cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 14 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Reviews forButternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon
"I improvised this recipe a little by adding cooked, mashed potatoes to the cooked squash, used half the cream cheese and added about 1/2 cup milk to the squash/potato mix. Cooked slow on the stove until cheese melted then processed lightly in the blender. Garnished with sour cream and a few seasoned croutons. Delicious recipe adapts to whatever you have in your inventory! Can hardly wait until tomorrow's dinner when the delicate flavors of this recipe will mature."
"Very nice soup! I think next time I’ll add just a touch more ginger perhaps."
"Really really delicious. I have also done this with no cream cheese and it tastes like the soup at a national restaurant chain. If you have an immersion blender, you can really achieve that same silken texture! My nickname is "Spilly" so the immersion blender works better for me than pouring into a blender for pureeing. This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing!!"
"Fantastic. Very easy, very good. I want to use it as a sauce for broccoli, cauliflower.. maybe even as a nacho dip."
"My family loves this soup, nice served with chopped cilantro."
"Made this soup and forgot to put the cream cheese in--will make it again and again without the cream cheese most of the time. The spices are so subtle, not overwhelming...delicious!"
"This is my "go to" squash soup recipe. I cook the squash in the micro & I carmelize the onions in EVOO & butter--the cream cheese is what brings the flavors all together!!!"