The cooler months are perfect for trying new soups! This cozy roasted butternut squash soup is one of my favourite family-friendly recipes that I know you will love!
There is just something about a delicious soup recipe when the weather turns cold. I love soup because it is easy to customize to your own dietary preferences (and it’s also a great place to sneak in extra veggies!).
I have been making this butternut squash soup for a couple of years and it is always a family favourite. It is creamy, smooth and bursting with flavour! Did I mention its health benefits? I will be sure to get to that down below!
In this post, I am going to share a cozy roasted butternut squash soup recipe!
Butternut Squash Soup
Let’s talk about all of the reasons this soup is going to be your new go-to!
Health Benefits Of Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is one of those good-for-you superfoods that offer plenty of health benefits! It is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Let’s break down each one!
Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A helps with everything from vision, reproduction, growth and immunity. Vitamin C helps build immunity, heal wounds and maintain overall health.
Butternut squash has potassium and magnesium! Potassium helps regulate fluid and nerve function. There have been many studies about its positive effect on reducing blood pressure. Magnesium helps improve mood, blood pressure and blood sugar (among other amazing characteristics!).
I don’t know about you but I struggle to get enough fibre in a day – especially on busy days! Butternut squash is a great (and yummy!) source of fibre!
Butternut squash has antioxidants that help boost immunity and keep our bodies functioning well. Beta-carotene is the antioxidant that gives butternut squash its bright orange colour and offers many health benefits!
Added Health Benefits Of This Soup Recipe
In addition to the butternut squash, this soup has many other amazing-for-you ingredients!
Not only is ginger is a great addition to this soup in terms of flavour, it boasts many excellent health benefits. Ginger is known to be good for digestion and nausea (if I had been able to stomach cooking while pregnant, this might have been a soup I could have actually kept down!).
You want to know what makes this soup taste like a delicacy? Coconut milk makes the butternut squash soup super creamy. Coconut milk helps with nails, hair and skin as well as overall immunity!
The secret ingredient in this soup are navy beans! You cannot taste them at all, but they make an impact! They help to make the soup extra smooth, while also making your time in the washroom super smooth… yay for fibre!
Besides smelling incredible, sage offers many wonderful health benefits including improving oral health and memory!
Roasted Butternut Squash Made Easy
This butternut squash soup is so easy to make!
The key to this recipe is to roast the butternut squash ahead of time. Although it is an added step, it is the most important step. Roasting the squash is what takes this soup from good to excellent! The extra step is 100% worth it!
Start by roasting your butternut squash ahead of time. I love to make this soup on a weekend so that I can roast the squash during lunch and then make the rest of the soup at dinnertime.
Cut off the ends of the squash and then cut it vertically from top to bottom. Do be careful with this step. Cutting a butternut squash is awkward but I promise it is the most challenging part of the soup – everything else is a breeze!
Once cut, scoop out the seeds. Brush the bright orange flesh with olive oil and place it face up on a baking sheet. Cook for 45 minutes until you can easily piece through with a fork! Your home will smell AMAZING!
From here, simply add all of the ingredients into a large pot and wait for your yummy soup to take shape!
Butternut Squash Soup = Kid-Friendly!
It can be a challenge to get kids to try new foods (especially if they get a whiff of it being healthy). Serve this soup with buns or toast and wait to see what happens. This soup is creamy and smooth – which tends to attract picky eaters! I think its bright orange colour also plays into its appeal. It just looks appetizing!
Looking for another kid-friendly recipe? Try these easy apple cinnamon overnight oats!
Blending Your Soup
Everytime I make this soup, I think about getting an immersion blender. Up until this point, I have managed totally fine with our regular blender!
I blend the soup in small sections, as to not blow the lid off the blender and make an orange coloured mess (highly do not recommend!).
I think an immersion blender would be a great tool to help take out the step of blending in sections.
Either way you go, the most important thing is that you ensure your soup is smooth. The smoother the better!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- 1 large butternut squash or 2 small
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 large apple peeled and chopped
- ¼ tsp fresh ginger minced
- 1 tbsp fresh sage
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 4 cups broth chicken or vegetable
- 1 can navy beans
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 can coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Carefully cut off each end of the butternut squash. Using a sharp knife, cut the butternut squash lengthwise (from neck to bottom). Scoop out all of the seeds.
- Place the butternut squash face up on the baking sheet. Brush the bright orange flesh with olive oil. Roast for 45 minutes or until the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Let squash cool.
- Melt butter in a large pot. Add onions and apples. Cook slowly, for about 5 minutes, until the onions and apples are soft. Stir in ginger and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in sage and cinnamon. Mix well. Add broth, beans, salt and pepper.
- Scoop out the flesh from the roasted squash and add to the pot.
- Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer the soup for 15 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender or stand-up blender, puree the soup until smooth. Stir in coconut milk. Serve hot and enjoy!
Did you just find your new favourite soup recipe? I would love to hear about how you and your family enjoyed it in the comments below!
This soup will be on regular rotation during the cold fall and winter months! It is one of those soups that provides instant comfort (not to mention the colour always cheers me up on dreary days)!
I hope you enjoyed this post all about cozy roasted butternut squash soup!
Until next time!