This creamy carrot squash soup is a wonderful side dish option (that's healthy!) for your family to help load up on veggies. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds for texture contrast and to make each bowl of the butternut squash and carrot soup look gourmet.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
6 side-dish servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large covered saucepan cook squash, carrots, and leek in hot butter over medium heat about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 to 35 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Cool slightly.

Instructions Checklist
  • Place one-third of the squash mixture in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until almost smooth. Repeat with remaining squash mixture. Return all of the mixture to saucepan. Add white pepper and nutmeg; bring just to boiling. Add half-and-half; heat through. If desired, garnish each serving with crème fraîche, pumpkin seeds, and/or fresh tarragon.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 364mg; potassium 344mg; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 2g; sugar 4g; protein 3g; vitamin a 5199IU; vitamin c 8mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 20mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (7)

115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
This stuff is addictive! I love it!! Looks fancy for a quick lunch or appetizer when company comes, even though its super simple to make. It's surprisingly filling. Will make and freeze for awkward surprise visitors. My stomach couldn't handle the creme fraiche topper, so I just swirl milk on top with green onions for flair.
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious. I added a small baking potato to the soup and a dash of chili powder at the end.
Rating: 4 stars
This dish may be very nutritious, I will try to make it. thanks for sharing!
Rating: Unrated
Fabulously-rich taste. Only omitted tarragon since I did not have any. Added a swirl of pumpkin seed oil with toasted seeds & creme fraiche. Soul-satisfying and crowd-pleasing soup that is so easy to make!
Rating: Unrated
I made this many times, so easy & all my family & friends come over to eat.
Rating: Unrated
This was very simple and so delicious! I put it all in my blender and blended in 1 quick session. Also added a bit of salt, pepper, and Tony's for a bit of spice. This was perfect! Can't wait to make it again.
Rating: Unrated
This is a fantastic soup recipe. Also freezes well.