Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Course: Recipes, Soups u0026amp; Salads, Vegetarian



This recipe offers a delightful blend of flavors with frozen squash puree, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, simmered in chicken or vegetable broth. The result is a warm and comforting soup, customizable with variations like Autumn Squash Soup or Squash Soup with Sour Cream or Ravioli. Optionally garnished with chives, it’s a versatile and flavorful dish perfect for a cozy meal.


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) frozen squash puree, thawed

  • 2 to 3 Tbs. honey

  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice

  • 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • ½ tsp. each salt and ground white pepper

  • Chives for garnish, optional


  • Mix squash, honey, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground allspice in medium saucepan.
  • Stir in broth and season with salt and ground white pepper.
  • Heat over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for five minutes or until the soup is hot and the flavors have blended. Taste, and if necessary, add more honey to reach desired sweetness.
  • Serve sprinkled with chives, if desired.


  • Flavor Variations

    Autumn Squash Soup
    Substitute two teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for ground nutmeg, ground Cinnamon, ground ginger and ground allspice. Prepare as directed.

    Squash Soup With Sour Cream
    Prepare as directed. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.

    Squash Soup With Ravioli
    Prepare as directed. Cook one package fresh three-cheese ravioli according to package directions and float a few cooked ravioli in each serving.
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    Recipe from McCormick® 3-Step Cooking with Flavor (Time Inc.). Find the cookbook on www.amazon.com and visit www.mccormick.com for more recipes, tips and spice information.