Bean and Butternut Squash Soup


A hearty winter soup with beautiful color, subtle flavors, and velvety texture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 large bay leaves

  • 2 quarts water

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 2 pounds butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks

  • 2 cups chopped carrots

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon allspice

  • 1 (12 ounce) package pre-cooked chicken sausage, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Place Great Northern beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add bay leaves and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Mix beans, water, and bouillon into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 1 hour.

  4. Stir squash, carrots, celery, salt, black pepper, white pepper, ginger, and allspice into broth mixture; simmer until squash and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

  5. Remove bay leaves from broth mixture and discard. Scoop 2 to 3 cups of vegetable-bean mixture using a slotted spoon from broth; blend broth and remaining vegetable-bean mixture using a hand blender until smooth. Return the vegetable-bean mixture to broth mixture and stir in sausage. Simmer soup until sausage is cooked through, 5 to 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
8g Fat
56g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 1447mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 21%
Dietary Fiber 16g 55%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1361mg 29%

* 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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