Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (2024)

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by Todd + Diane

This popular butternut squash soup recipe is simple, silky and can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth or stock.Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (1)

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

There isn’t a squash I love more than the beautiful butternut squash. Like most winter squashes, it shares similar flavors with it’s brethren the pumpkin, yet it seems to marry even better than most with the earthy flavors of mushrooms. Butternut has that perfect silky texture after being cooked. Its flesh is a gorgeous shade of orange, and it has one of the sexiest shapes of the squashes. It’s like the Raquel Welch of squashes.

Even with our latest heat wave hitting us this fall, we are still craving fall dishes. Despite the hot daytime temperatures, the air still has that dry crispness of fall and the nights cool down nicely. Maybe it is the air or maybe it is just that we haven’t had some of our ole favorites in a while, but every time we see the piles of butternut at the stores and markets our hands have nearly subconsciously started to reach out for them. It is pretty hard to mess up a butternut squash. We’ve been making tacos out of them. Making variations of the Butternut Squash Crumble we have in our cookbook, Bountiful. And of course making the classic butternut squash soup.

Watch video of this silky Butternut Squash Soup (made with a hand blender):

Satisfying and Simple Butternut Squash Soup

We love our butternut squash soups to have a bit of earthiness to them. Mushroom is nearly always a must for our versions. Combined with some nice aromatics, (onion, herbs, etc…) a good chicken or vegetable stock, pureed up and seasoned to taste. To give the soup a little bit more of an earthy punch we’ll often add a touch of truffled olive oil to the soup. Since truffle oil can be a bit overwhelming for some people, if we are serving it to a group of people, we’ll lightly truffle oil the soup, and then add a drizzle of oil to the individual portions to taste.

Happy Autumn, everyone. Can’t wait to eat our way through this season!

Todd & Diane

This recipe was originally published in 2014 and re-published in 2016 with new video & recipe updates.

Helpful tools to prep the butternut squash:

Have a great peeler on hand. Our favorite is the OXO peeler.

A great chefs knife is invaluable for slicing the squash

This soup is so creamy and delicious. Enjoy!Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (4)

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This recipe was originally published in 2014 and re-published in 2019 with an updated video.

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Butternut Squash Soup with (or without) Truffle Oil

See post for additional recipe details. Truffle oil is optional, so add as much or as little as you like. For a vegetarian soup, make sure to use vegetable stock.

If using brown mushrooms in the recipe (our personal favorite for this soup), it will color of the soup will be darker and less orange, but delicious. To have a brighter orange soup, use white mushrooms.

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  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion , diced
  • 8 ounces (225g) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium butternut squash (@ 1.25 lbs or 570g), peeled, seeded and cubed into 1-inch sized pieces
  • about 10 sprigs Italian parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream, optional
  • 1-2 teaspoons (5-10ml) truffled olive oil, (optional) or to taste (plus more for drizzling)
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • chopped Italian parsley leaves , for garnish
  • sour cream or crème fraîche , for garnish - optional


  • Heat a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the oil and then add the onion and mushrooms. Cook until the onions are golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the butternut squash pieces. Stirring occasionally, cook until the squash begins to soften, about 10 minutes.

  • Tie the parsley sprigs and bay leaves together with kitchen string. Add the parsley/bay bundle and vegetable (or chicken) stock to the butternut squash. Bring up to a gentle rolling boil and then continue cookingfor 15-25 minutes, or until the butternut squash is tender.

  • Remove the parsley/bay bundle from the soup and allow the soup to cool enough to safely handle. Puree the soup until smooth (be very careful with the hot soup or allow it to cool to a comfortable temperature before pureeing). Return the soup to a stockpot. Season with salt, optional cream, optional truffled olive oil, and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

  • Serve warm garnished with chopped parsley and optional choices of a few light drizzles of truffled olive oil, and/or optional sour cream.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 634mg, Potassium: 574mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 13621IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 1mg

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Vegetarian

Calories: 117

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19 comments on “Butternut Squash Soup with (or without) Truffle Oil”

  1. Jolie Jones August 6, 2021 @ 5:25 am Reply

    This is so yummy!!!! I did make changes because of personal preference based on other reviews. Less Cream cheese 1/4 cup brown sugar & chicken stock. Used a stick blender to save time. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe.Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (10)

    • Todd + Diane August 6, 2021 @ 7:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Jolie! So Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for sharing your adjustments.

  2. Rose October 28, 2019 @ 4:48 pm Reply

    Truffle oil gives it a great kick! Great addition to the soup!Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (11)

  3. Rhea October 28, 2019 @ 4:47 pm Reply

    I love ending my day with soups! Such a tasty and not-so-heavy soup. Love it!Butternut Squash Soup Recipe that's Easy and Quick with Truffle Oil (12)

  4. Jason November 20, 2017 @ 8:29 am Reply

    Looks greet! Butternut squash is perfect this time of year.

  5. Jessica Gavin December 27, 2016 @ 2:39 pm Reply

    I love butternut squash, this sounds delicious! 🙂

  6. Konnie Strange August 10, 2015 @ 1:05 pm Reply

    I Love Butternut Squash Soup with Apple!! It is wonderful too! You can find recipe Online. When I realized my Zucchini Squash plants have Green/Gold Scallop Squash! I decided to try using my Butternut Squash
    recipe. It works Perfectly! I feel better now!

  7. Rebecca - FoodFlav October 20, 2014 @ 2:14 am Reply


  8. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes October 12, 2014 @ 9:18 am Reply

    I have never used mushrooms in butternut squash soup before, but now that you mention it, I think it’s a great idea. Loving the truffle oil on top. And the navy blue in these photos melts me. Just love it!

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