Butternut Squash Soup

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Last Reviewed: What to Eat 1 Comment

This creamy butternut squash soup is simple to make and is a delicious meal on its own or as a side dish. The roasting of the squash creates a rich flavor.


  1. 8 cups peeled & cubed (1 inch) butternut squash. About 2 1/2 pounds.
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  4. 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 14 ounce chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  6. 4 cups warm milk, divided
  7. 1/4 cup pine nuts of walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine squash, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper on to a oiled baking dish.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. Squash should be tender.
  4. Place half of squash, half of milk and half of broth into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour pureed mixture into a large saucepan.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 with the remaining squash, milk and broth.
  7. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated (about 5 minutes). Do not boil.
  8. Stir in remaining salt and pepper.
  9. Serve your butternut squash soup in bowls with nuts sprinkled on top.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is a women’s hormone expert and prominent leader in women’s medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology, she takes an integrative approach in her clinical practice. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is the best selling author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth. Dr. Brighten is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, Elle, and ABC News. Read more about me here.