Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

Servings:7Serving Size:1 cup


  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin from the butternut and acorn squashes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium high.
  3. Add the onion, and cook 1 to 2 minutes until it starts to become translucent.
  4. Add cubed squash, and cook 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes, until the squash is fork tender.
  7. Allow to cool slightly, then blend until smooth in a food processor or blender.
  8. Return mixture to the pot, and heat to medium low.
  9. Add peanut butter, brown sugar, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  10. Stir until well blended.
  11. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve warm.
Source: Plate it up! Kentucky Proud Project.

200 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 600mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 14g sugar, 10g added sugar, 4g protein.