Creamy and Comforting Winter Squash Soup

Creamy and Comforting Winter Squash Soup

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 55 min
  • Serving: Serves 4-6

On a cold winter day, a bowl of soup is just the thing to warm you from the inside out. Garnish this sweet and savory dish with a dollop of crème fraiche swirled on top.


  • 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups 1-inch pieces peeled butternut squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups 1-inch pieces peeled acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat and sauté the onion and the garlic for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth, both kinds of squash, the thyme and sage and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Pour in the cream and stir. Sprinkle in the sugar and season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


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