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Buttercup Squash Soup

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"A creamy soup with a ton of flavor. You can substitute any winter squash."
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1 h 15 m servings 186
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 cups)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place squash cut-side down in a baking dish; fill with 1/4 inch of water.
  2. Bake squash in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat chicken broth, basil, marjoram, black pepper, and cayenne in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Scoop flesh from squash into a blender or food processor; add onion and cream cheese. Blend mixture until smooth, working in batches if needed. Mix squash mixture into broth mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until soup is heated through but not boiling, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute shredded fresh basil for the dried, if desired. Substitute summer savory or thyme for the marjoram, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 186 calories; 11.7 18.8 4.1 36 483 Full nutrition

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Great recipe! I had a couple of chicken breasts that I needed to cook so I boiled them in the stock for 20 mins then and shredded it. I added squash, onions and cream cheese directly into my sau...

An immersion blender makes this recipe much easier. The cayenne pepper addition was a bit much - not because I avoid hot/spicy food (the opposite, actually), just throws the dish out of balanc...

Made this soup from our backyard buttercup squash. We followed the recipe and turned out marvelous. It was off the chart good that we shared it with our neighbor. What a great soup in the col...

Made this several times this year and got rave reviews every time. It is now a family favorite. Thank you for this recipe . Delicious!

This was so good! I added carrots, and left my onions whole.

I added 1 extra onion and used oregano instead of marjoram and didn't add the cream cheese - it turned out amazing. I will make it again.

Absolutely delicious soup! Possibly the best squash soup I’ve ever had.

Loved this recipe. I didn't have any cayenne on hand so I substituted red pepper flakes and added them to the blender squash mixture instead of the broth. I will definitely be making this agai...

I've made this a few times with vegetable stock and lactose free cream cheese. The cayenne adds a small, but welcome kick to it!