I literally made this recipe side-by-side against my previous favorite butternut squash soup recipe (Curried Squash-and-Pear Bisque). Reults of the taste test - this one won! It's much less sweet than the other, and seemed to have deeper flavors. The only changes made were to omit the milk (does not need) and to add some cilantro as garnish. This is definitely a keeper and now our new favorite soup!!