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Simple Buttercup Squash Soup


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 buttercup squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sliced scallion and diced red pepper, for garnish


In a large pot, melt butter and cook onions until tender. Stir in carrots and poblano pepper and toss to coat. Stir in chopped squash. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Puree soup with immersion blender or in blender in batches. Return to pot and stir in cream. Season to taste and garnish with sliced scallion and/or red pepper.

Adapted from The Food Network