This Roasted butternut squash soup recipe is a deliciously warm and hearty fall-inspired dish. It’s easy to make, packed with nutrients, and perfect for the upcoming winter months. Everyone will love this easy butternut squash soup recipe when you make it for dinner. Make it an easy meal paired with a fresh made salad and some bread.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
If there had to be one soup that just screamed hello its fall, it would be Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, it is so warm and comforting. However, while this is the perfect soup for the fall I like to enjoy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup all year long.
I love butternut squash however as much as I love eating it just roasted with some spices I sometimes want something more. Wanting something more is what started the process to create this amazing butternut squash soup. I wanted butternut squash but I did not want to be cooking the main dish as well.
I wanted something easy and delicious that I could just make for dinner on nights when the mood struck. This butternut squash soup starts with roasting the butternut squash in the oven and then combining it with other ingredients and blending them into a smooth rich and velvety soup that is perfect for a chilly fall night or the starter to a holiday meal.
If you are looking for an easy soup to make, this butternut squash soup is perfect. Roast some veggies in the oven, add them to a pot, and puree with additional ingredients and that is for this delicious soup recipe.
How to Serve Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
There are some great ways that butternut squash goes with a meal. It makes a great main dish for a chilly fall or winter dinner.
You can serve as a starter for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or any night of the week.
You can serve this soup as a side dish that pairs well with many different main dish recipes.
What to Serve with Easy Butternut Squash Soup
When we have butternut squash soup I serve it with salad and fresh bread most of the time. Other times I will go a bit more out there and make sweet potato fries or appetizers that I am in the mood for.
- Garlic Parmesan Sweet potato fries
- BLT Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Olive Garden Salad
- cheddar biscuits
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- Chicken Caesar Salad
- Spinach stuffed mushrooms
- Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
What Main Dishes go well with Butternut Squash Soup?
If you are wanting to serve butternut squash as a side dish there are also some really great main dish meat recipes that pair well with it.
Sandwiches that go well with Soup
If you are wanting to do a soup and sandwiches dinner then I suggest going with a fancy grilled cheese or a panini.
- Grilled Cheese roll ups
- Red Pepper and Provolone grilled cheese
- Spinach and Feta grilled cheese
- Tuna Melt
What bread goes with Butternut Squash Soup?
Any type of bread will go well with this soup, however Focaccia, Ciabatta bread, Sourdough Bread or any other crustty bread is a great option. When I want to take a short cut I grab a loaf of fresh made bread at te grocery store when I know I am going to be making this delicious soup for dinner.
What can I add to butternut Squash soup?
While I love this soup just the way it is you can add spice toppings including Chives, thyme, sage, and parsley.
You can add some sour cream or yogurt on top.
If you want to make a sweet butternut squash soup you can drizzle a small amount of maple syrup into the soup.
While there is bacon cooked into this soup, adding more bacon to the top of the soup is a great addition.
How to store Butternut squash Soup
This homemade butternut squash soup recipe needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Allow the soup to cool completely and then pour soup into an air-tight container. butternut squash soup will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container.
Can I make this Butternut Squash Soup in advance?
You can totally make this soup ahead of time and there are a few ways to do so.
- You can make the whole batch of soup and store it in the fridge and reheat later.
- You can also prep all of the veggies and store them in an airtight container in the fridge and then finish making the soup when you are ready.
- You can roast the veggies and freeze them to make the soup later.
How do I Make Butternut Squash Soup Creamy?
If you want a creamier soup you can add heavy cream or coconut milk. You can also stir in some plain greek yogurt.
Can I freeze Butternut Squash Soup?
Yes! You can cook the soup ahead of time and freeze it to enjoy later. Make the soup and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled pour into an airtight container or a freezer safe zip close bag and store in the freezer. this soup will keep in the freeze for up to 3 months.
How to reheat Frozen Butternut Squash Soup
To reheat the soup when it is frozen, remove the soup from the freezer and thaw in the fridge or on the counter at room temperature. Once thawed reheat on the stove over medium-low heat.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients
- butternut squash
- red bell pepper
- Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- fresh thyme
- chicken stock
- plain Greek yogurt
How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut and peel the butternut squash and set aside.
Over medium heat, in a medium stockpot add the bacon and bacon until crispy and remove the bacon from the pot.
Place the butternut squash and pepper onto a sheet pan a drizzle with half of the bacon fat. Place into oven and bake until squash is tender – about 25-30 minutes.
While the squash is cooking, wash and cut the red bell pepper and set it aside, and peel and dice the onion and set aside.
Saute the onion and garlic in the bacon fat left in the pot until the onions are translucent.
When the squash is done cooking add it to the pot and then add in the squash, peppers, salt, pepper and thyme.
Cook for an extra five minutes.
Stir in the stock, blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
Bring soup to a boil then let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Top with a dollop of yogurt, bacon and scallions.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- 1/2 pound bacon diced
- 1 butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut 1-inch chunks
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons scallions chopped
- Kosher salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium stockpot cook your bacon until crispy, remove bacon from pot.
- Place the butternut squash and pepper onto a sheet pan a drizzle with half of the bacon fat. Place into oven and bake until squash is tender, about 25-30 minutes.
- Saute the onion and garlic in the bacon fat left in the pot until the onions are translucent.
- Add in the squash, peppers, salt, pepper and thyme.
- Cook for an extra five minutes.
- Stir in the stock, blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Bring soup to a boil than let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Top with a dollop of yogurt, bacon and scallions.
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Comments & Reviews
Nina Paul says
Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I’m sure everyone in my family will like it.