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Butternut Squash Soup: An Easy Recipe For Your Soup Maker

Butternut Squash Soup is one of my favourites. The power of the soup maker blends it up into a deliciously smooth soup, seasoned with all your favourite flavours.

Read on to see how easy it is to make this tasty soup in your soup maker.

butternut squash soup in a bowl with croutons and ground pepper as garnish next to a Ninja soup maker

🛒 What You Need

In my opinion, you need very few ingredients to achieve a great tasting dish. This recipe only has onion, garlic, potatoes and stock added. You can, of course, add extra seasonings according to taste (more on this later on).

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped (see below for options)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 to 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • Vegetable stock pot/cube (and hot water up to the line in your soup maker)

A note about the quantities: the exact amounts can be changed according to what you have available. I used an average-sized butternut squash which once peeled and chopped weighed about 600g. The amount of butternut squash you have to put in the soup maker will determine how many potatoes you can fit in.

How To Prepare Butternut Squash For Soup

There are various different ways to prepare butternut squash for soup.

  • Buy prepared butternut squash from the supermarket
  • Peel and chop a whole butternut squash and add to the soup maker
  • Cut butternut squash in half, leaving the skin on; scoop the seeds out and roast it in an oven or air fryer. When it’s ready, peel the skin away and chop the squash into smaller chunks.

I tend to switch between the first option and the last. My preference is to air fry the butternut squash having oiled and seasoned it. Not only does this make the skin easier to peel, but by air frying (or oven roasting) it, the flavour takes on a richer more caramelised taste.

chopped butternut squash next to air fryer

What Seasonings Go With Butternut Squash?

If you want to add some extra seasoning beyond salt and pepper you could include a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin or ginger, among others.

👩‍🍳 Making It

Step 1

Once you have prepared the ingredients, add them all to the soup maker.

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ingredients in soup maker for butternut squash

I prefer to add the stock pot or cube directly to the soup maker jug and then top it up to the maximum line.

top view of soup maker with butternut squash soup ingredients

Step 2

Place the lid on the soup maker jug and set it off on the smooth setting.

Step 3

At the end of the soup maker cycle carefully remove the lid and serve. Season according to taste.

butternut squash soup in Ninja Soup Maker

Step 4

Optionally garnish with croutons, or if you like seeds, you could roast or air fry the butternut squash seeds you removed and use them as a topping.

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03/13/2024 09:36 pm GMT

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soup maker butternut squash with croutons

Classic Butternut Squash Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Butternut Squash Soup is a classic and the power of the soup maker blends it up into a deliciously smooth soup, seasoned with all your favourite flavours.


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 to 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 vegetable stock pot or cube


  1. Optionally sauté the onion & garlic in the butter or oil. This is optional, if your soup maker doesn't have a sauté function then you can either do this step in a separate pan or leave it out.
  2. Add all the ingredients to your soup maker. Add the stock pot or cube directly to the soup maker and top up to the line with hot water.
  3. Set off on smooth.
  4. Season according to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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Helen OHalloran

Friday 12th of February 2021

Love your recipes. Can I use frozen butternut squash in this recipe or should I defrost first?


Sunday 27th of December 2020

I am planning on using pre-chopped squash to make this, how many grams would you say I’d need?

Thank you

Peter Crabtree

Friday 24th of January 2020

Just had this for dinner. It was really nice

Liana Green

Friday 24th of January 2020

Ah lovely, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it Peter!


Thursday 26th of December 2019

I have just bought your book I did not know it was you that wrote it when I bought it but I love it .

Liana Green

Monday 30th of December 2019

Hi Dee - thanks for grabbing the book, I appreciate it! :)

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