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Published on November 21, 2017

Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Butter

Whether you're looking to spice-up a holiday meal or searching for a seasonal favorite to add to your meal plans, this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Butter fits the bill. After all, there's perhaps nothing better on a crisp fall day than a warm bowl of fresh, savory soup. 

Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Butter

Prep time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 pounds (about 7 cups) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 2 small onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2  cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Thyme Butter:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Garlic Powder
  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. In large bowl, combine oil, ginger and cayenne pepper. Add squash, apples and onions; toss to coat. Transfer to 15-by-10-inch baking pan. Roast in single layer 35-45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven.
  3. Working in batches, combine squash mixture and one can chicken broth in blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Transfer pureed mixture to large saucepan. Stir in remaining chicken broth and water. Bring soup to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  4. To make thyme butter: Combine butter, thyme and garlic powder until well blended. Spoon onto wax paper and roll into 3-inch log; wrap tightly and refrigerate until firm.
  5. To serve, cut butter into thin slices. Ladle hot soup into individual bowls; top each with slice of butter.

Tip: Puree can be made in advance, covered and refrigerated up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving/8 servings): Calories 188; Total Fat 8.1g; Saturated Fat 4.1g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 213mg; Total Carbohydrate 29.8g; Dietary Fiber 5.2g; Total Sugars 10.5g; Protein 3.2g

Source: Spice Islands


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