Recipe: Butternut Squash and Potato Soup

This rich and creamy butternut squash and potato soup is the perfect homemade soup for fall and winter. It’s hearty and delicious, and the whole family will love it.  Even the pickiest kids!  Served with bread or a salad, it’s a healthy, filling meal on a cold and blustery day.


4 cups butternut squash peeled & cubed
2 cups potato peeled & cubed
1.5 c onion chopped
2 cloves garlic optional, crushed/minced
1/4 c butter
4 c chicken broth
1 c milk


- Saute onions over medium heat until soft and translucent

- Add garlic, and saute another 30 seconds

- Add broth, potatoes and squash. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.

- Remove from heat, and puree until smooth (I use my hand-held emulsion blender for this)

- Stir in milk, return soup to stove-top, and heat through

- Garnish with croutons, parsley or sour cream if you wish

Recipe courtesy of Happy Hoooligans