Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup gets a burst of sweetness from honey, a little zing from orange juice and a wee bit of heat from white pepper. It’s a party in a bowl!

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I bet you weren’t expecting to find orange juice in this recipe! But, your taste buds will thank you for the very pleasant surprise. 🙂

One of my very first posts was Butternut Squash Bisque. (Yikes! Did you peek at the pictures?!) My sweet dd has been asking for it ever since. Now that butternut squash is all over the market, it’s time for version 2.0!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Splash of Orange Juice

Not that the first version isn’t totally tasty and lick the bowl fantastic. But, here’s what happens with new recipes at my house: I make it over and over again in a very short span of time. Then, I make it again to take the photographs. I share it. And, sigh…it’s totally out of my system for a while…and I’m on to new things.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

When I finally get around to making the recipe again, I just can’t resist the urge to make some changes! Such is the case with this soup.

I’m a big fan of sweet with a kick of heat. Case in point, Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili and Corn and Crab Chowder, both from cayenne pepper. In this recipe the combination is much more subtle, yet equally addictive. Imagine a silky smooth and slightly sweet spoonful of soup with a hint of orange juice sliding onto your tongue followed a few seconds later with a peppery finish. Deeeelicious!

The idea to add orange juice came from McCormick. Thank you!!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

So, my sweet dd got her Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. I’m not even sure she remembers the particulars of the first recipe. All I know is that she is a big butternut squash fan. And, that’s a good thing because I’ve been busy making more recipes with this delish squash…stay tuned!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup gets a touch of extra sweetness from honey and bit of zing from OJ.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 265


  • 6 cups cubed butternut squash about 1 inch squares
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste approx. 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper + more to taste approx. 1/8 teaspoon
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Toss butternut squash with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.
  • Spread butternut squash in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Roast for about 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Add roasted butternut squash to a large pot along with broth, honey, orange juice, ginger and nutmeg.
  • Simmer mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Puree mixture using an immersion blender or food processor. If using a food processor, carefully transfer in batches after mixture has cooled for a few minutes.
  • Stir in milk and salt and white pepper to taste.


Adapted from Alton Brown


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 22460IU | Vitamin C: 52.1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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This Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is easy and healthy! The perfect start to any dinner! Vegetarian and gluten-free.





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  1. Love the swirl on top. It’s just gorgeous!

  2. O wow, how sweet! The orange juice and honey…that is such a great idea! Love it!

  3. I STILL haven’t made butternut squash soup this season, I have no clue why not since i LOVE it! Yours looks really smooth which is making me want a big ol bowl of it this instant!

  4. This looks amazing, I love homemade soup!

  5. What a wonderful soup. I love the warm spices you added ot it.

  6. I’m a sucker for creamy soups!

  7. Great minds think alike at this time of year! I’ve got my Garlic Butternut Bisque schedule to post on Thursday!!! This looks divine!

  8. I love this idea! Can’t wait to make it! I never would’ve thought of throwing in some orange juice! :O

  9. Just found my perfect first course for Thanksgiving dinner! Yum!

  10. Cold days like the one we had today makes for a perfect soup day! This looks delicious!

  11. One of my favorite soups…ever! I love that you added a splash of orange juice…great idea, Marjorie!

  12. The added orange juice sounds good! And this soup is SO creamy looking. 🙂

  13. I like the idea of orange in here, I bet it’s a natural alongside the butternut! And oh my gosh, so creamy and delicious.

  14. This soup looks so good! I’ve tried butternut squash soup recently but it didn’t taste so great. I love how you make it because it has a lot more ingredients and it looks really easy to make. I can’t wait to try this one! Thank you!

  15. The color on this soup is just outstanding and that swirl is so pretty. I wouldn’t have thought to add oj though.

  16. Butternut squash soup is the essential fall soup. Yours looks positively amazing!

  17. Love the idea of adding a bit of OJ to the mix – I’m sure it added a bit of brightness! This would be perfect for a holiday starter – love it!

  18. I really like the use of orange juice and agave to cut down on sugar – it looks like such a beautiful rendition of this classic soup!

  19. Looks delicious. What a gorgeous swirl on top!

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