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Gingered Butternut Squash Soup

Seasonal Sunday is back in action! And staying in step with my soup season ecstatics I now present you with a simply sweet and smoothly spicy winter soup: The Gingered Butternut Squash Soup. 

Not only will this soup warm your insides but it works quite delightfully to clear the sinuses as well! 

You will need a large saucepan and a food processor to complete this recipe. 

Gingered Butternut Squash Soup
  • 2lb Butternut Squash, skinned, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Ginger, skinned and grated
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 medium Vidalia Onion
  • 1 large Carrot, diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock, canned or Homemade Recipe Here
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
*After you have prepped all your ingredients, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 

*Once onions and carrots are soft, add the ginger and garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute. Next, add the butternut squash and chicken stock and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes before reducing heat to medium-low. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

*Next, carefully ladle the soup in batches into your food processor, and pulse until well-blended and smooth. Return to saucepan and reheat if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste.

*To Serve: Ladle into bowls and lightly drizzle with a tsp or so of heavy cream or plain yogurt. Serve hot with a hearty baguette for dipping. I complimented mine with some warm homemade potato and onion bread. 

This soup is yet another reason to love the cold; or go wild and mix up a hot meal by serving this soup for starters, chilled ala gazpacho-style. 

Enjoy! :] 


  1. That looks wonderful! I love a good sinus-clearing, warming soup.

  2. Marea - this looks delicious! I love butternut soups and the addition of the ginger gives this recipe some real pizzazz!

  3. I love ginger! This soup looks delicious :).

  4. One of my family's favourite soups.

  5. I can't get enough of this type of soup during the fall and winter months. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. I've been looking for new pumpkin type recipes and this sounds great! I will definitely try it! Thanks.

  7. Mmm I love the addition of ginger! I never really liked it that much in the past but I am so loving it right.

  8. Thank you all so much for your feedback!! This soup was a saving grace as I got over a head cold and then tasted just as good cold two days later.

    Thank you for reading :] Happy Cooking!

  9. I've been on a squash kick recently and this looks tasty! Thanks for your take on butternut squash!

  10. The addition of the ginger will make this soup so nice, thanks for a nice recipe to try.

  11. I love butternut squash!! what a perfect soup for the cold weather we have been having!! Thanks for finding me on FB!

  12. I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this butternut squash widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about butternut squash, Thanks!


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