Butternut Soup


A creamy butternut squash soup to make in the microwave. Adapt the recipe to suit your taste, with nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.

close up view of Butternut Soup garnished with a cream snow flake design, in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 pounds butternut squash, cubed

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

  • 1 dash ground cloves

  • 1 dash ground cinnamon


  1. Combine squash, onions, and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes; peel squash.

  2. Stir in broth and cook on high until squash is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Transfer squash mixture into a blender; cover and hold the lid down with a potholder and pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Transfer pureed mixture back into the microwave-safe bowl.

  4. Add cream, salt, and pepper; microwave on high until heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 721mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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