16 Warm Squash Soups for Chilly Nights
Feel the chill in the air? Yes, it's time to dust off those super fantastic squash soup recipes. This celebration of autumn has become even better as squashes like buttercup, banana, and delicata crop up in supermarkets across the country. Still, it's hard to beat butternut squash, which remains at the top of the heap for soup satisfaction. Check out some of our top-rated squash soup recipes.
Chef John's Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Of course, pumpkins aren't just for Halloween decor. The edible pumpkin varieties are sweeter, even more so the later in the season you buy them.
Buttercup Squash Soup
All squash are not equal, with some bringing more sweetness to the soup party. Take the adorable buttercup, for instance. It's prized for its high sugar content, which can be balanced by the introduction of something salty.
Vietnamese Kabocha Squash Soup
Fish sauce adds all sorts of character to soup. It's known as an "umami bomb," a savory flavor that's considered the fifth taste, following salty, sweet, bitter, and sour.
Claire's Curried Butternut Squash Soup
So easy and so perfect for fall, this one's from the collection I created for my kiddo when she was a starving college student. I top it with toasted pumpkin seeds or curried almonds.
Delicata Creamy Squash Soup
"This is a nice soup," reviewer dhay616 says. "While one might think all squashes are alike, it was a nice alternative to the butternut squash soup I usually make. The delicata squash was a little sweeter and a little nuttier than butternut, so it really stands on its own with so few other ingredients and spices."
Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever
Reviewers recommend roasting the butternut squash instead of simmering it in broth to bring out a richer flavor. Otherwise, follow the recipe instructions as directed to whip up this best-rated soup.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Bacon
"The roasted squash caramelizes giving the soup that extra depth of flavor. This soup has a very creamy consistency but is completely dairy-free except for the optional garnish of sour cream," recipe creator LEXINOLE29 says. "Feel free to play around with the amount of carrot, onion, celery, or garlic."
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
"Really tasty soup. I got a load of acorn squash in my CSA storage share and was looking to do something different than the typical sweet side dish preparation of it. I love that this recipe uses half and half instead of heavy cream. With a side of hearty, crusty sourdough bread, this soup is a keeper." — jmerar
Thai Pumpkin Soup
This Thai-inspired soup gets its flavor from red chili peppers, coconut milk, and lemongrass, plus fresh basil for garnish.
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Yellow curry powder, pumpkin pie spice, cayenne, and nutmeg give this soup its warming flavor. Coconut milk makes an indulgent base, no heavy whipping cream needed.
Banana Squash Soup with Sweet Potato and Green Apple
Sweet potato and green apple bring out banana squash's natural sweetness, while coconut oil adds a subtle tropical flavor. Finish this well-balanced soup with curry powder, basil, and a bay leaf before blending it all together.
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
"My boys love this soup! It's a stick-to-your-ribs soup that everyone will enjoy. Sherry helps to deepen the flavor while half-and-half cream gives an added richness." — LuvMyFamily
Chicken Stew with Rice and Winter Squash
Chicken thighs, aromatic vegetables, frozen peas, and your favorite winter squash (butternut, kabocha, or acorn) stew together with short-grain white rice, white wine, and broth to create a complete one-pot soupy stew that's perfect for fall and winter meals.
Roasted Squash Soup
Roasted acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash team up in this aromatic soup. Tart green apples, fresh ginger, curry powder, cayenne, and sherry kick up the flavor.
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger and Quinoa
"Excellent recipe," says reviewer France C. "This soup has a thick, creamy consistency without using fatty creams like most other butternut squash soup recipes."