Butternut Squash Soup
Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Soup (‘Kürbissuppe’)

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This butternut squash soup is simple to prepare and tastes amazing during the cold months. It’s silky smooth, rich, and a little sweet. I add a little orange juice to give this soup a wonderful wintertime flavor.

While for most pureed soups it is fine to just cook the vegetables in the broth, I really prefer roasted butternut squash soup over the boiled version. Roasting concentrates and intensifies the flavor of the squash. It adds a great depth of flavor to this meatless dish.

Roasted butternut squash

That means after the squash has been roasted in the oven, this soup is quickly assembled. You won’t need to boil the squash in the broth anymore. It’s enough to bring the soup up to a simmer and then directly puree it.

Strain your butternut squash soup to improve its texture

As much as I hate extra steps like straining soups I highly recommend you always do it with pureed soups like this one. The texture of strained soups is so much better. It provides so much pleasure to slurp a velvety smooth soup. If the texture is not as fine the soup always reminds me of baby food which is somewhat unappetizing. But that’s really personal preference. I know that a lot of people prefer chunky over smooth potato puree even though I will never understand the reasoning behind that.

Straining the butternut squash soup through a fine mesh-sieve

I use fresh turmeric to season my butternut squash soup. If you can’t source it you can season the soup with dried turmeric powder instead. It’s just that I prefer to use fresh herbs and spices over dried products.

Butternut squash soup doesn’t need many side dishes. I like to enjoy it for dinner with a slice of buttered spelt bread. The spelt bread is perfect to soak up the flavor of the soup. It’s hard to find a more comforting and warming meal.

2 Comments

  1. Delicious! I’d skip the pumpkin seed /cilantro garnish and offer up nice big croutons though!

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