Easy Squash and Potato Soup Recipe - Happy Hooligans (2024)

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This rich and creamyBUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUPis ablend of pureedsquash, potatoes, garlic, onionsand chicken stock. Serve this delicious fall soup with a crusty loaf or a salad for a hearty lunch or dinner.

Butternut squash soupis one of my family’s all-time favourite homemade soups. My husband, kids and my daycare kids (even the picky ones!) go crazy for it. The flavour is incredible!

We call it squash and potato soup, and I imagine you can make it with other varieties of squash, but I always use butternut squash for this recipe.

It’s almost as good as my homemade tomato soupbut that’s more of a summer/fall soup. Butternut squash soup on the other hand, is hearty and filling and much more of a fall and winter soup.

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This recipe is so easy, you’ll be making it from memory before you know it.

Part of what it makes this soup so popular with kids, is that once the squash and potatoes are fully cooked, I puree the soup until it’s silky smooth. Most of my kids wouldn’t touch if there were lumps of squash and potato floating in the bowl.

I use this cuisine art Hand Held Blender(as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases) to puree all of the soups and sauces I make for my kids and daycare kids. It pretty much guarantees that they’ll eat them and love them.

My very favourite way to serve butternut squash soup is with a loaf of my homemade honey-oat bread.The bread is soft and slightly sweet and quite filling. It goes well with the rich, sweet taste of the soup, and when they’re served together, it makes for a really hearty meal.

Printable version of this recipe at the bottom of this post.

Ingredients for Butternut Squash and Potato Soup:

  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled & cubed
  • 2 cups potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1.5 c onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed/minced (optional)
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 1 c milk

Some butternut squash soup recipes call for celery and carrots, but my recipe does not. All that’s going into this squash soup as far as vegetables go are onions, squash, potatoes and garlic.

It’s super-easy to make! Or should I say soup-er easy. Ha!

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How to make your soup:

  1. Saute onions over med heat until clear.
  2. Add garlic, and saute another 30 seconds
  3. Add broth, potatoes and squash. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 30 mins (until vegetables are tender).
  4. Remove from heat, and purée until smooth (I use my hand-held immersion blender).
  5. Stir in milk, return to stove-top, and heat through.

Served with a crusty loaf or delicioushomemade dinner rolls, a bowl of this butternut squash soup makes a hearty lunch or dinner.

And for an extra treat, top it with some homemade croutons!

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See? I told you it was easy! Before you know it, you’ll be making butternut squash soup from memory, and it will rise to the top of your family’s list of favourite winter-time meals.

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This easy and delicious soup is a guaranteed fall favourite. Served with a crusty loaf, it makes a hearty meal.

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Total Time40 minutes mins

Course: Main Course, Soup

Cuisine: American

Keyword: butternut squash soup

Servings: 8

Calories: 150kcal

Author: Happy Hooligans


  • 4 cups butternut squash peeled & cubed
  • 2 cups potato peeled & cubed
  • 1.5 c onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic optional, crushed/minced
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 1 c milk


  • Saute onions over medium heat until soft and translucent

  • Add garlic, and saute another 30 seconds

  • Add broth, potatoes and squash. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.

  • Remove from heat, and puree until smooth (I use my hand-held emulsion blender for this)

  • Stir in milk, return soup to stove-top, and heat through

  • Garnish with croutons, parsley or sour cream if you wish


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7670IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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