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Silky and rich butternut squash soup is a great start to Thanksgiving dinner.

Yay! Here we go! 10 days of Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. I hope each day will give you ideas and inspirations for a perfect Thanksgiving. I worked really hard to do this so I hope you all enjoy it and benefit from it. Jason and I definitely weren’t complaining that we got to have Thanksgiving a bit earlier this year ;)

I figured I’d start with a nice warm and silky soup to get the series going. It’s a light way to start dinner and it’s got all your fall flavors in here. The soup base is made from the butternut squash puree that I posted on Friday, although you can use canned too, but homemade is so easy and fresh!

This soup comes together very easily. It’s literally cooking the root vegetables, adding chicken stock and the butternut squash puree, blending it all together with an immersion blender and letting it simmer for 30 minutes. Done and done. It’s such an easy way to kick off your Thanksgiving meal and not to mention so flavorful and comforting. I’m sure your guests will love this. Top it with some creamy goat cheese and you’ve got yourself a great starter!

Butternut Squash Soup

Silky and rich, this butternut squash soup is the perfect Fall soup!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • In a large stockpot, heat up 3 tbsp. of olive oil over medium high heat and sauté onion, carrots, and celery until they're soft and tender, about 10 minutes. You want them to be really soft and tender so the immersion blender will be able to blend it easily.
  • When vegetables are soft, throw in the chopped sage and stir around. Add in the chicken stock and the butternut squash puree.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend everything together until the mixture is smooth and no chunks remain. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Let mixture simmer for 25-30 minutes then serve.
  • Crumble goat cheese on top prior to serving, if desired.
  • Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Recipe Notes

For paleo: omit goat cheese on top.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 97 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 6 mg | Sodium: 170 mg | Potassium: 421 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup recipe, Thanksgiving
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angela @ anotherbiteplease

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

we love butternut squash soup...and my hubby loves goat cheese so he will be super excited about that yummy addition...can't wait to try - and see more of Thanksgiving recipes you will be sharing!!! totally appreciate the hard work!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

Such a simple and elegant soup, Julie! Butternut squash soup is one of my favorite autumn dinners - but I always eat it out at restaurants and GASP! out of a can. I know, I know. I need to make it myself I love your photos too! So clear and crisp. OH and nice touch with the goat cheese! how did you know that is my FAVE? :)

Laura (Tutti Dolci)

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

I love butternut squash soup and the fresh sage is a must!

Linda | The Urban Mrs

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

How delicious! This is one of my Fall favorites - always smells so good and comforting!

Megan @ Country Cleaver

Monday 12th of November 2012

I am so glad soup season has officially arrived. like, seriously. This is gorgeous in all the ways!