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A Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup to Savor this November

butternut squash soup

butternut squash soup

Nothing says Thanksgiving like the smell of pumpkin and fall spices, add butternut squash to the mix and you can smell that fall is in the air. That’s exactly what’s in this soup recipe -pumpkin, butternut squash, cinnamon and a few other spices that will fill your kitchen and house with the nutty taste of Fall and fill your tummy with satisfaction.

What You’ll Need to Make this Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup:

  • 1 1.5-pound butternut squash
  • 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup half & half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped pistachio nuts for garnish

Butternut squash soup

Step 1: Roast the Butternut Squash

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Spray a 9 x 13 (or slightly bigger) baking dish with cooking spray
  • Wash the butternut squash, cut it in half lenghtwise and clean the seeds from the inside
  • Place the two halves skin side up in the prepared 9 x 13 baking dish and pierce the skins of each several times with a fork
  • Roast for about 60 minutes until you can poke through with a fork smoothly

Butternut Squash Soup

Step 2: Blend the Ingredients

  • Allow the roasted butternut squash to cool and then with a spoon scoop the insides and add it to a large blender like this one
  • Add the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and thyme and blend until a very smooth texture
  • Transfer the blended mixture to a saucepan

Butternut squash soup

Step 3: Finish the Soup on the Stovetop

  • Heat the blended mixture over medium-low heat
  • Once heated, slowly whisk in the half & half until combined
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

Butternut squash soup

Step 4: Serve the Soup

  • Pour the pumpkin and butternut squash soup into bowls and garnish with the chopped pistachio nuts!
Tina Tovmasian
Lover of fashion, DIY projects and cooking, I’m the content director at Sointheknow.com, where I get to curate fun editorial pieces with our team- plus, share all the fun things I love to do as a wife and mommy. Prior to joining the team, I worked in Marketing and Consumer Research mainly with Entertainment companies like Disney and NBC Universal. Anytime I catch a break, you’ll find me indulging in the guilty pleasure of dressing up and photographing my 3 year old daughter Sophie or snapping pictures of my littlest one Christian. A few confessions: I’m dangerously addicted to Hot Cheetos, believe anything can be cured with a glass of red vino (it’s a mom thing!), love to binge watch TV shows late at night and feel like I’m living on the wrong continent (oh how I love Europe). Nice to meet you, can’t wait to share more with you all!