BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP........Perfect Sandwich Compliment

Last Fall, I had the most delightful butternut squash soup at a restaurant in our favorite Michigan town. It was my first time eating a squash soup and I was sold!!! The rich flavor was perfect for a chilly day. There was no doubt in my mind, I would make a batch this season and a lady at work had the prefect recipe. I tweaked it a tad. As I was eating some from the pot, I thought to myself this would be the perfect soup to have with left over turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving. I know i'm always looking for other ways to have the leftovers and a sandwich is usually my favorite way. This is even better heated up, so I'm thinking, make a pot to have on hand, then after a long day of shopping or a day being cozy; warm up some soup and slap together a turkey sandwich and your belly and tastebuds will thank you!! 

I don't know about you, but I love me some French fried onions, I grabbed some outta the cupboard, surprised I had not eaten them all right from the container, lol, and topped them on this soup along with a little grated sharp white cheddar cheese and the result 
was fan-flipping-tastic!! 

Cream cheese is what makes this recipe so delightful

What you'll need

6 tablespoons chopped white sweet onion
4 tablespoons sweet salted butter
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 (32oz) box chicken broth
4 teaspoons chicken base to 4 chicken bouillon cubes
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, cut into 4-5 cubes


In a large saucepan, sauce the onions in the butter until tender. Add the squash, broth, and all the other ingredients except the cream cheese to the saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook the squash until tender. Working in 4-5 batches, puree a spoonful of the squash with a piece of the cream cheese until smooth. I put each of these purees in a large bowl and then when finished, return it all to the saucepan. Heat througoughly but do not boil. Garnish with things like french Fried Onion, grated white Cheddar cheese....Serve with sandwiches or a salad.

After you have peeled and cored the squash, cut it up in chunks about this size




  1. Yum! I haven't had butternut squash soup in ages. This soup is perfect for a brisk fall day!

    Doused In Pink

  2. This looks so amazing and I love the addition of the french fried onions on top! Genius!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. Love butternut squash!! This sounds delicious and perfect for fall! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you have a wonderful day! :-)

  4. That sounds amazing! I'm all in for a turkey sandwich and a bowl of this soup!

  5. Sounds delicious! I think I'll save this one to try. :)

  6. Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites! And I love that you added the French fried onions on top. My mother in law got my an immersion blender for my birthday and I've been wanting to use it. I might have to try it with this soup! Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  7. This looks lovely- I actually have some butternut squash I need to use, so I'm totally making this this week!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Oh good lord, this looks amazing! I am for sure going to try this!

    xx, Elise

  9. I love butternut squash and we had an amazing crop of it this year. Will definitely be using some of it to make this soup, thanks for sharing! Pinning for later!

  10. Oh... I'm nervous now. I always wanted to try this soup at panera - never had butternut squash soup before - but this has chicken broth in it. Being a vegetarian, I'm wondering about that being in all soups. I'll have to check that out!

  11. I love that quote from cynthia nixon--- so true! Butternut squash is a HUGE favourite around here--- love your recipe!

  12. Soup weather is coming tomorrow, finally! This sounds like a good one to have. Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

  13. Oh man, I love a good comfort soup like this! And those French fried onions are seriously a weakness of mine and I totally eat like half the container before they ever make it as a topping for what I bought them for. Oops. Saving this for later!

  14. This sounds so good. Now if only I could convince the hubby and kids to eat it as well... I don't know if they'd go for it, but I might just have to try!

  15. Sounds so comforting for a chilly day, and perfect with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches! I never use chicken bouillon or base, i will have to try that for the first time. I love the idea of the fried onions on top! I will have to recreate this!

  16. For the past few years I've wanted to try this soup and never managed to get around to it, but I love how easy this recipe sounds!

  17. Anonymous15.11.16

    Oh my... this sounds delicious! I have been on a huge soup kick this fall, so this is perfect soup to add to my recipes. Thank you for sharing!

    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

  18. The weather is finally starting to get cold again, so this soup would be the perfect edition to our menu! My husband would love the fact that it's topped with the French Fried Onions!

  19. I have never tried butternut squash soup and have seen it on many menus! Since you give it the thumbs up I'm adding it to my Thanksgiving week grocery list. Also, I'm sharing a link to over here on my blog's FB page today! Thanks love! xoxoxox

  20. I always love yummy creamy soup like this.. Super yuuum indeed!

  21. Hooray for soup season! This looks delicious :)

  22. I've NEVER tried it and all of the ingredients are things I like so I need to try this. You have the greatest recipes, can I come over? :) Hope your day is going great beautiful!

  23. That looks good! I made some onion soup last weekend with lots of onions and then in the oven with bread and cheese! That was real comfort food!

  24. Oh yum! Perfect for this fall weather! :)

  25. Butternut squash soup is my #1 favorite soup. I always have to order it if a restaurant offers but it's never as good as a homemade bowl of soup. I always have a hard time cutting the squash but the end result is always phenomenal. Yum!

  26. I love butternut squash and this one is so interesting with the cream cheese and marjoram added! Sounds yummy! Linda

  27. I've never made butternut squash soup, but you know how much I love my soup, so you know I'm going to have to try this!! It's suppose to be cold here this weekend, the perfect time to try it out! Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

  28. This is my favorite soup! Something I can actually make! LOVE soups in the winter and fall, with some great bread. Thanks for the recipie too!
    jess xx

  29. This looks incredible!

  30. Looks beautiful and delicious! Cream cheese added to anything just makes it better! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Blessings, Janet

  31. Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
    Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  32. Hi Andrea, that soup looks gorgeous! I love that you used Marjoram which I think is an amazing herb and so overlooked! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving!


  33. Andrea, this looks and sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party goes live tonight at 8:00PM. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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