Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup (Photos + Video)

Nothing makes me feel better than a bowl of Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup in the winter season. I love how this soup gives me a warm feeling. If you disagree, you should try it, and you’ll believe me. 

Healthy Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup

To start off, let me tell you that butternut squash soup, also known as winter squash, comes from Mexico and Guatemala. This soup has stood the test of time and become a seasonal favorite for many, including me! It is also known for its sweet and nutty flavors. 

Its velvety, smooth textures made me fall in love with this satisfying and comforting recipe. Moreover, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this soup was not only delicious but also infused with many health benefits.  

If you are interested in making this butternut squash soup, you can read the details mentioned below. They will provide you with all the specifics that will help you achieve the best flavors and textures of this soup. 

Equipment Required

  • Saucepan – I combine all the ingredients in a saucepan to make this soup. You can also use stockpots. 
  • Knife – To cut butter, carrots, onion, and butternut squash, I prefer using a sharp knife. Make sure to cut all the veggies evenly. 
  • Spoon – I use a spoon to mix all the ingredients. But if you want to use a spatula over a spoon you can do it. 
  • Tablespoon – I prefer using tablespoons to add the seasoning to this butternut squash. You can use the same tablespoon for all the seasonings or regular kitchen spoons.   
  • Food Processor – I like using a food processor to make the soup smooth like silk. But if you like soup with chunks of butternut squash, you can skip using a food processor. 
  • Serving Bowl – I usually serve this squash soup in a medium-sized bowl. You can use any bowl, keeping the quantity in mind. 
Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

Preparation And Cooking Time 

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes40 minutes45 minutes

How To Male Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup

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Paula Deen Style Butternut Squash Soup

FAQs About Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup 

  • Garnishing For a creative touch, I tend to use different ingredients for garnishing. You can use olive oil or balsamic vinegar for more savory flavors. Toasted seeds or nuts will enhance the flavors and textures of your butternut squash soup. I have also experimented with herb-infused butter, which enhances the flavors and gives great results. 
  • Roast The Squash My go-to for this soup is roasting it before adding it. This intensifies the soup’s natural sweetness and adds a depth of flavor. Trust me, you’ll love the results if you roast the squash. But toss the squash in olive oil, salt, and pepper for better-enhanced flavors. 
  • Spices & Herbs Extra herbs and spices do wonders for taste and flavor. Hence, I suggest experimenting with different spices and herbs that fit your taste buds. Some of my favorite options include nutmeg, cinnamon, or curry powder. 
  • Make The Soup Creamy I like this soup creamy, so I always add cashews before blending it to give it a super creamy finish.
  • Veggies – I often add more veggies to this butternut squash soup to make it healthier and tastier. My best choices are sweet potatoes, kale leaves, celery, or leeks. 
  • Balance sweetness with acidity Once cooked, I recommend adding a splash of lemon juice to balance out the sweetness in the soup. 

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup is a healthy option for you all. It is also suggested that this soup is considered a part of a healthy diet. This soup is filled with a lot of health benefits.

Serving 490 g
Calories 200 kcal
Carbohydrates 34 g
Protein8.4 g
Fat7 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Trans Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol17 mg
Sodium: 480 mg
Potassium: 930 mg
Fiber7.6 g

Moreover, as it contains no gluten-containing ingredients, this delicious Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup is gluten-free. Hence, you can enjoy this soup even on a gluten-free diet. 

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe Variations For Different Diets

  • Vegan Diet – This squash soup is unsuitable for vegans as it contains animal extracts such as cream, butter, and chicken broth. However, you can easily make this soup vegan-friendly. I suggest replacing butter with margarine or plant-based butter, cream with coconut milk, and chicken broth with vegetable soup. Just like that, your vegan-friendly version of this soup is ready. 
  • Vegetarian Diet The soup contains chicken broth, which means it’s not suitable for all vegetarians. To make it vegetarian, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. 

Storing And Reheating This Recipe

Storing

  • Refrigerator – To extend the shelf life of butternut squash soup, refrigerate it. It’ll last up to four or five days. While refrigerating, I suggest you ensure it is correctly sealed in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Properly covered soup prevents it from absorbing odors from other dishes kept in the fridge. It will also help to retain the flavors and textures of the soup and, most importantly, flavors. 
  • Freezer Freezing can preserve the soup for up to a week. However, to ensure its safety, I recommend transferring the soup into an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag before storing it. 

Reheating

  • Stovetop To reheat this butternut squash soup, simply pour it into a saucepan and place it on the stovetop. Let the soup reheat over low to medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent the soup from sticking to the saucepan. 
  • Microwave Transfer the required batch to a microwave-safe bowl, covering it with a plate to prevent splattering. Reheat the soup for about a minute on high power. My suggestion is not to forget to stir at every interval. 

What To Serve With This Recipe

Many side dishes pair well with this delightful Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup. One of my favorite side dishes is avocado toast. I love how this combination turns out. However, if you want something crispy and crunchy, then focaccia is the one for you. This bread gets ready in no time. 

Also, if you love having something crumbly, you can enjoy this creamy soup with amazing corn muffins. You’ll love this duo, it’ll give you a combination of sweet and savory flavors. Now, you can enjoy this fantastic squash soup with a side dish of your choice. 

Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Video

Printable Version

Paula Deen’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Author : Yamini Rathore
Serving : 4
Calories : 200 kcal
Total time : 45 minutes
Winters are ahead, and nothing is more comforting than trying out this Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup.
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Ingredients

  • 2 LB Butternut Squash Peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Cup Cream
  • 2 Carrots Peeled and diced
  • 1 Cup Onion Diced
  • 3 Cans Chicken Broth
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Food Processor
  • Serving Bowl

Instructions
 

  • Take a saucepan and add butternut squash to it.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 1
  • Now add carrots to the saucepan.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 2
  • Toss the onions in the saucepan.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 3
  • Let the veggies cook for a while.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 4
  • Pour chicken broth into the saucepan.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 5
  • Add the mixture to the blender and toss the butter in it.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 6
  • Blend all the veggies.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 7
  • After blending the veggies, add the soup into a saucepan and add cream to it.
    Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup Step 8
  • Your delightful Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup is ready to serve.
    Paula Deen Style Butternut Squash Soup

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Notes

  • It would help if you used a good quality broth as it makes up a large portion of the soup.
  • Add a pinch of honey or sugar to make your soup more flavorful. This will balance the bitterness of the squash. 
  • Garnish the soup by adding a dollop of cream at last. 
  •  Experiment with your soup by using different types of spices as per your taste preferences. For instance, ginger powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  • To give your soup a deep color and flavor, roast the squash before blending it. 
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 40 minutes
Total Time : 45 minutes
Cuisine : American
Course : Chef’s Delight

Nutrition

Serving : 490g | Calories : 200kcal | Carbohydrates : 34g | Protein : 8.4g | Fat : 7g | Saturated Fat : 3.3g | Trans Fat : 0.2g | Cholesterol : 17mg | Sodium : 480mg | Potassium : 930mg | Fiber : 7.6g

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Conclusion 

Paula Deen Butternut Squash Soup is ready to serve! This homemade recipe is easy to make. Also, if your kids fuss about eating veggies, serve them this soup. I’m sure this luscious and creamy squash will be irresistible for them.

Moreover, I have also mentioned some tips and tricks to improve this soup recipe. So, I think it’s best to use them and share your experience with how your soup recipe turned out in the comments below! 

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