Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Elizabeth Demos


Makes 10 1/2 cups
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (3-lb.) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
6 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
Garnish: smoked paprika, olive oil


1. Sauté carrots and onion in hot olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add squash, broth, and orange zest; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in cream and next 5 ingredients. Cool slightly (about 10 minutes).

2. Process mixture with a handheld blender until smooth. Serve warm.

James Petrakis,

The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida,

Southern Living

September 2012
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