Butternut Squash Soup-The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Butternut Squash Soup


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Wild Mushroom and Sage Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional, for extra creaminess)
  • Fresh sage or pumpkin seeds for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Place the cubed butternut squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the squash is tender and caramelized, flipping the cubes halfway through. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of EVOO over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and fragrant.
  • Stir in the ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg and cook for another minute to toast the spices.
  • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Add the roasted butternut squash to the pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes to meld the flavors.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until it's smooth and creamy right in the pot. Alternatively, carefully transfer the soup to a blender and blend in batches, then return it to the pot.
  • If you'd like a creamier texture, stir in the heavy cream at this point. You can adjust the amount to your preference.
  • Season the soup with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Heat the soup gently over low heat until it's hot but not boiling.
  • Ladle the creamy butternut squash soup into bowls and garnish with fresh sage leaves or pumpkin seeds if desired. 
  • Serve with crusty bread of your choice and enjoy!
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