Butternut Squash Soup

This fall favorite butternut squash soup recipe was originally shared four years ago. It’s such a delicious, classic soup, I wanted to bring it back. Even if you’re not a big fan of squash, you might like this creamy soup.

Butternut Squash Soup at The Gluten-Free Homemaker

I have found that butternut squash soup is one of my favorite soups.  You can add things to it like the apple and potato found in this recipe or just keep it simple.  You can also try different herbs and seasoning.  Butternut squash has such a pleasant flavor and blends up so nicely, that I seem to enjoy it no matter what I add or don’t add to the soup.

Butternut Squash Soup at The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 medium green apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 1½ cup, I used red potato)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon oil or butter
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, snipped into little pieces (or try ¼ teaspoon dried)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Prepare the vegetables.
  2. Heat the oil or butter in the bottom of a pot. Add the onion and sauté until softened.
  3. Add the chicken broth and heat to boiling.
  4. Stir in the vegetables and rosemary. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. The amount of time will depend on how small you cut them.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Blend the soup with an immersion blender, or by adding it in batches to a stand blender. The soup should be smooth with no chunks in it.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. gfe--gluten free easily says:

    Linda, that is one gorgeous soup! I'd like to eat that bowl immediately and have a sweater that same color. 😉 Seriously though, it's a beautiful color. I can only imagine how good it tastes because I've always loved butternut squash soup. Thanks for sharing it with us! I'll make some after Thanksgiving. :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


  2. Alisa Cooks says:

    I keep seeing squash soup recipes with apple. I haven't tried this – it admittedly sounds strange to me, but the masses can't be wrong. I will have to try!

  3. Melinda farmer says:

    My cousin has a fabulous early fall garden and brought me the most beautiful butternut squash from it yesterday. I made this soup today and have passed this delicious recipe on to friends and family. With Mississippi weather getting cool, this is the perfect evening meal and what makes it even better, it’s so healthy….Thanks much for sharing

  4. This looks delicious and I just love that it’s also paleo friendly :) I’m certainly pinning!

  5. I think with the cooler weather everyone is starting to think about soup.
    This butternut is a perfect seasonal soup. It looks delicious.

  6. I had butternut squash soup in a restaurant this past weekend, but my husband couldn’t have it because it had flour in it as a thickener and he has celiac disease.

    I’m so glad to find your recipe. It looks scrumptious. I’ll be making this. :)


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