Jasmine Savery
Founder & Director

Hi! I'm Jasmine, and I launched Savery Grazing in 2022. I’ve always had a passion for food, with a particular love for how social it can be. Follow along as I share my favourite tips, tricks, and delicious recipes with you.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash (around 1kg)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped (swap for another onion if needed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 50ml double cream (coconut milk makes for a great vegan alternative)
  • Sunflower seeds for garnish (optional)
  • Spinach for serving (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

You’ll also need a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, and an immersion blender.


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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash (around 1kg)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped (swap for another onion if needed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 50ml double cream (coconut milk makes for a great vegan alternative)
  • Sunflower seeds for garnish (optional)
  • Spinach for serving (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

You’ll also need a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, and an immersion blender.

Warming soup and winter weather go hand in hand, which is why we thought now would be the perfect time to share our family’s butternut squash soup recipe. We’ve enjoyed this soup on long walks, as an appetiser for a fuss-free dinner party, or a mug mid-afternoon when we need a little pick-me-up.

If you’re looking for more delicious recipes for the winter months, check out our Baked Camembert or our Brie & Cranberry Sausage Rolls.

Utilise autumn’s hearty seasonal vegetables with our butternut squash soup recipe. Don’t have butternut squash on hand? Pumpkin works just as well. 


Method

Follow these steps to make our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

1. Prep Your Ingredients

Start by deseeding and chopping your butternut squash into small 2cm cubes (leaving the skin on is fine). Dice your onion and finely chop your shallots. 

2. Sauté Your Veg

Heat a generous drizzle of high quality olive oil into a saucepan and place onto medium heat. Add your finely chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add your onion and shallots and fry until starting to turn soft and translucent. This should take about 3 minutes. Add your butternut squash, ground ginger, and rosemary into the pan. Season generously with salt and pepper and gently sauté for 1-2 minutes. 

3. Add Your Stock

Give your vegetables one last stir before adding in your vegetable stock and bringing to the boil. Cook until your butternut squash is fork-tender.

4. Blend Your Mixture

Once the butternut squash is soft, remove your pan from the heat. Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to carefully puree the soup until smooth and creamy  (being careful not to splash or burn yourself in the process).

5. Finish With Cream

Add your double cream and blend again until combined. Taste your soup and season with salt and pepper, or even more cream, as needed. If it’s needed, warm the soup for a few more minutes before serving, but do not allow it to boil.

6. Enjoy!

Ladle your soup into bowls, drizzle with a little extra cream and serve alongside sourdough bread with a generous coating of butter. If you’re trying to increase your iron intake during the colder months, add a handful of spinach to the bowl before adding your soup – this wilts the spinach without making it soggy! If desired, you can finish your soup with several different toppings, which we explore more below:

Finally, enjoy your delicious and comforting homemade butternut squash soup!


Butternut Squash Soup Toppings

This soup doesn’t really need a garnish, it is delicious all on its own, but decorating the top is a great way to add some extra crunch and flavour! Here are some of our favourite butternut squash soup toppings:

  • Fresh garden herbs
  • Sunflower seeds (toasted!)
  • Roasted nuts (make your own using our recipe)
  • Smoked paprika 
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Crispy bacon bits
  • Crumbled feta
  • Spoonful of sour cream
  • Croutons
  • Wild garlic oil (click the link to find out how to make it yourself)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do You Leave the Skin on Butternut Squash For Soup?

Yes, you do leave the skin on when making our delicious butternut squash soup. The skin goes lovely and soft during the cooking process, making it easy enough to blend. Just ensure that you rinse off any dirt and debris before adding to your soup.

Can You Freeze Butternut Squash Soup?

Yes, absolutely! In fact, I always keep a portion in the freezer for lunch in a pinch. Simply fill a plastic Tupperware, leaving about a centimetre of space at the top to allow for expansion. To defrost, leave on a plate in the fridge overnight, or place the frozen soup directly in a pan on low heat until warm and bubbling.

Is Butternut Squash Soup Good For a Cold?

Butternut squash is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, which can help support your immune system. Not just that, but it is a really easy food to drink/eat if you have a sore throat, so it’s a good choice for when you’re not feeling your best.

What is a Good Accompaniment To Butternut Squash Soup?

We love serving our butternut squash soup alongside:

  • Crusty sourdough bread and homemade butter
  • Ploughman’s sandwiches
  • Cheese toasties

Why Does My Butternut Squash Soup Taste Bitter?

While butternut squash is typically sweet, the sweetness can vary depending on the variety and its ripeness. If you’ve chosen a young butternut squash and your soup tastes bitter, try adding either:

  • A teaspoon or two of honey or brown sugar 
  • More vegetable stock or double cream
  • A dash of acidic liquid (like lemon juice or vinegar)

I hope this helps!

Easy Weeknight Recipes From Savery Grazing

We hope our cozy butternut squash recipe makes its way into your meal plans this week, and don’t forget to swap the butternut squash for pumpkin during the Halloween season. 

For more delicious meal ideas, visit the recipe section of our website. For tips, tricks, and to keep up to date with Savey Grazing, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.


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