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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

When I was working in the restaurant at school we had a flatbread appetizer that changed weekly.  One week it was flatbread with maple-roasted squash, goat cheese and micro basil.  It was so yummy! I took that flavor combination and blended it all together into a creamy and comforting soup.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

When my uncle asked me to help him cook for a post-Thanksgiving dinner party I just knew I needed to serve this maple roasted butternut squash soup as one of the courses. It was a fun dish to create because it doesn’t have very many ingredients and my uncle and I spent about half an hour tasting the soup then adding a little more of this or that until it was perfect. I encourage you to do the same at home. Taste the soup throughout cooking. Add more maple syrup if it isn’t sweet enough, more heavy cream if it doesn’t feel smooth and creamy enough, more salt and pepper if it just sort of lacks flavor, or more lemon juice if you can’t quite put your finger on what it needs.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Butternut squash is on the sweeter side of the savory squash family. The addition of maple syrup, heavy cream, and goat cheese make this a sweet, savory, tangy and satisfying soup for the chilly autumn and winter months.

Autumn Dinner Party Menu
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese
Leg of Lamb with Tarragon Sauce
Baby Carrots
Patty Pan Squash
Black Truffle Risotto
Chocolate Mousse

Yields Serves Five

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 Small Butternut Squash
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Ounces Goat Cheese
  • 1 Cup Stock
  • juice from 1 Lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and place cut-side up on a sheet tray.
  3. Brush half the maple syrup all over the flesh of the squash, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake until fork-tender, about 45 minutes to one hour.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the squash and place into a blender or food processor.
  6. Add the remaining maple syrup, and half of each: heavy cream, goat cheese, stock, and lemon juice.
  7. Blend until smooth, taste, and add more of each ingredient as needed.
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14 Comments on Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Sharon Capo
    January 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm (6 years ago)
    I clicked on this because I recognized the China. You might not have noticed but there are stickers on the bottom with my name on them. LOL! But then I was so glad I did because I love butternut squash. In fact one of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten was butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage and fresh peccorino romano shavings. It's an amazing mixture of savory sweetness and I've never attempted to recreate it, but I think you have inspired me to try. Reply
    • Daisy
      January 9, 2012 at 10:43 am (6 years ago)
      Oh that pasta sounds so good! Haha, if they have your name on them they must be yours. Liberate them! :p Reply
  2. Kim Lee
    October 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm (12 months ago)
    I love butternut squash soup and this one looks delish! Reply
  3. kallee
    October 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm (12 months ago)
    I love butternut squash. It has such a great flavor. This looks wonderful Reply
  4. Catherine
    October 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm (12 months ago)
    This soup looks so creamy and delicious! I would love a bowl right now. Reply
  5. Melanie
    October 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm (12 months ago)
    This sounds delicious! I need to make this soon! Reply
  6. Emily
    October 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm (12 months ago)
    Yum! I love soups this time of year, it is so warm and perfect! Reply
  7. Jillian
    October 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm (12 months ago)
    Butternut Squash Soup is my favorite fall soup, your recipe looks delicious! Reply
  8. Lori Vachon
    October 11, 2016 at 7:54 am (12 months ago)
    Perfect with a crusty loaf of bread on a chilly fall night! Reply
  9. Michelle De La Cerda
    October 11, 2016 at 8:34 am (12 months ago)
    These looks absolutely mouthwatering delicious. It looks so rich and creamy. Reply
  10. Liz Mays
    October 13, 2016 at 6:51 pm (11 months ago)
    I love that you were inspired by a flatbread recipe. This soup looks just so incredible! Reply

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