Cooking for Wellness

Butternut Squash Soup

Feb. 1, 2018

Butternut squash is colorful and also rich in many important nutrients, including potassium, fiber and vitamin C. The jalapenos add a little kick! If you don’t want to buy pre-made vegetable stock at the store, try this stock recipe.

butternut squashYields:

  • About 6 cups


  • Olive oil, to coat
  • 1 cup sweet onion, medium diced (1 medium onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, medium diced
  • 1 small - medium jalapeno, seeds removed, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-6 cups water or stock


  1. Coat the bottom of a medium sized pot over medium high heat with oil.
  2. Add onions and garlic. Sauté until golden brown & translucent. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add butternut squash and jalapeno to pot, sauté a few more minutes.
  4. Add water or stock and cinnamon. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Blend until smooth. (if using a blender be sure soup has cooled)