In the past few years, we have no doubt that you’ll have noticed, just as we have, the way that certain foods have trended more than usual with the discovery of new ways to make or prepare them. We find that this happens with different dishes here and there, suddenly making one kind of meal popular enough that people think of all different unique ways to put fun twists on it and keep it exciting before it goes “out of style” again and the world gets a little obsessed with something else. The most recent delicious dish to have a wave of popularity that we were exceptionally thrilled about and still haven’t gotten over is butternut squash soup! We’ve always loved squash no matter how it’s prepared, so it comes as no surprise that we can’t get enough of it when it’s turned into a warm, hearty comfort food that’s perfect for any season.
If you’re feeling just about as interested in the concept of learning how to make new kinds of butternut squash soup as we have been, check out this list of 17 recipes that we’ve come across so far in our exploratory and appreciative squash soup cooking forays!
1. Sausage, kale, and butternut squash soup
If you’ve only ever had the creamy, smoothly blended kind of butternut squash soup before then maybe it’s time to try the kind that’s filled with all kinds of other delicious pieces? Personally, we’d suggest starting with this phenomenally satisfying (and rather filling) recipe from The Lemon Bowl that walks you through the process of making a sausage, kale, and butternut squash soup.
2. Cheddar cheese butternut squash soup with apple cider
If you ask us, everything tastes better wth cheese on it. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it’s certainly true here, believe it or not! This particular recipe from Cupcakes & Kale Chips is very unique indeed, but one that our whole family fell in love with instantly. Take a better look at their page to learn how cheddar cheese butternut squash soup with apple cider is made.
3. Thai curry butternut squash soup
Are you the kind of person who, no matter what you’re eating, is always quite interested in the idea of adding a little bit of kick or extra flavour to it, since spicy food is your absolutely favourite kind? Well, spicy squash soup doesn’t necessarily seem like a common thing, but it’s out there and we can assure you that it’s delicious. That’s especially true for this Thai curry butternut squash soup featured on Cookie + Kate!
4. Roasted butternut squash soup
While it’s true that you’re interested in learning how to make your butternut squash soup slightly different than the very classic, average way you learned, are you also still hoping to keep things pretty mild and simple tasting? In that case, we have a strong feeling that you’ll get along very well indeed with this flavourful and very rich tasting roasted butternut squash soup outlined in detail on The Food Charlatan.
5. Cleansing carrot autumn squash soup
Just because you’re interested in the idea of blending other flavours into your butternut squash soup’s palate doesn’t mean, of course, that you have to include meat. In fact, it doesn’t actually mean that you have to have chunks of other things in the soup at all. If you’d prefer to keep things smooth and creamy, then maybe you’d like this idea from The Glowing Fridge for making a cleansing carrot autumn squash soup that’s just as blended and creamy as ever.
6. Butternut squash and apple soup with cheddar croutons
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of adding another blended flavour into your creamy butternut squash soup but you’ve never really been one for carrots? Well, if you’re not opposed to giving your soup a unique tangy quality then maybe you’d get along a little better with this recipe from Well Plated! They teach you not only how to make butternut squash and apple soup, but they also guide you through the process of making deliciously crunchy homemade cheddar croutons.
7. Spiced butternut squash soup
Have we still got you thinking about the idea of making a slightly spicy butternut squash soup but you’re just not sure that you want to take things as far as adding an entire curry flavour to the blend of tastes, simply because you’ve never been a huge curry fan from the jump? Then maybe you’ll get along a little better with something like this recipe from Taste of Home that teaches you how to make a simple and smooth spiced butternut squash soup instead.
8. Chai butternut squash soup
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a homemade butternut squash soup, would you actually rather create something that’s very unique indeed, or maybe even a little unconventional? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this phenomenally fragrant and flavourful Chai butternut squash soup a try! Get the full details for making a batch of your own on Gimme Some Oven.
9. Chicken butternut squash soup
Just in case you’re still not over the idea of making some kind of butternut squash soup that’s a little more “loaded” and hopefully also meat based but you’re just not sure how you feel about working wth beef, here’s an alternative that shows you how to use chicken for a lighter flavour instead! Take a better look at Jessica Gavin to get the full details for making this hearty chicken butternut squash soup.
10. Butternut squash green chilli chicken soup
Are you actually still scrolling through our list looking for a recipe that has a little bit of kick to it and you’re also still interested in the concept of making something hearty but very unique? Then we think you simply must take a look at how simply this mouthwatering recipe from Ambitious Kitchen can be made. Their full tutorial outlines the steps for whipping up some butternut squash green chilli chicken soup!
11. Creamy red lentil butternut squash soup
If you’re still looking for unique flavour but you’re hoping to also make it a little more subtle and nuanced in its taste, then we think perhaps this next idea from Recipe Runner might be the one for you. Their full cooking instructions and tutorial takes you through the process for prepping and making a creamy red lentil butternut squash soup with a texture that’s basically perfection.
12. Creamy squash, pear, and ginger soup
Are you still feeling in the market for added flavour, but you’re also intrigued by the concept of incorporating things that are a little on the “tangy” side without overtaking the great taste of the squash you love? Then we have a strong feeling that you’ll get along rather well indeed with this creamy squash, pear, and ginger soup outlined in full detail thanks to Food By Mars.
13. Tuscan white bean and butternut squash soup
Just in case you’re still looking for a squash soup recipe that’s chunky rather than blended but you’re also hoping to keep things meat free, then here’s an awesome alternative for your consideration before we sign off this post! This tummy-warming recipe from ,Fork Knife Swoon shows you how to make Tuscan white bean and butternut squash soup with a deliciously clear and light broth.
14. Ramen noodle butternut squash tomato soup
If you’re still finding yourself convinced that there are even more unique recipes out there for you to try but you just haven’t felt entirely convinced yet by anything you’ve seen so far, here’s one that we kind of think takes the cake in the unconventionality department. Check out the recipe on Cooking and Beer to learn more about making Ramen noodle butternut squash tomato soup. Yes- ramen noodles!
15. Curried butternut squash soup
Are you actually still feeling a little bit fixated on the idea of making a butternut squash soup that involves curry flavours but you’d prefer to have another recipe to consider rather than just going with the Thai curry idea we already showed you by default? Then perhaps this delicious alternative from Minimalist Baker will be right up your alley. Check out their listed steps to see how this curried butternut squash soup was made.
16. Butternut and acorn squash soup
In your opinion, is the absolute best thing to complement the squash in your soup with definitely… more squash? Well, we can’t say we disagree, but we would like to remind you that there’s more than one kind of squash out there, and that they taste absolutely delicious together! This recipe from Julie Harrington is the perfect example of what we mean. Take a look at their page to find out how butternut and acorn squash soup is made.
17. Roasted butternut squash and garlic soup with sage and hazelnut
Are you actually keeping your eyes open for something that’s not quite unconventional but perhaps involves ingredients and flavours that make it a little more gourmet than usual, since you’re looking to challenge your cooking skills? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this scrumptious roasted butternut squash and garlic soup with sage and hazelnut a try! Get the full details for trying it out yourself on Homespun Capers.
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