Plain Butternut Soup

Simple Butternut Soup Recipe

Growing up my dad used to make this delicious butternut squash soup full of flavor. It had spices, potatoes and peanut butter. I loved it. It was a hearty meal on a cold winter day. Then when I moved to Africa I had less opportunities to eat soup because the weather isn’t exactly below zero here. But every now and then on a winter’s day, it gets cold enough to warrant a nice hot bowl of something. This is how I ended up developing my own simple version of the butternut soup from my childhood memory. 

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to tell you now that it doesn’t have potatoes and it doesn’t have peanut butter because I developed allergies to both (that’s a story for another blog post altogether). Nevertheless, I love this butternut soup and today I am going to share the simple version that requires absolutely no equipment beyond a spoon, a masher and your favorite pot!

Plain Butternut Soup
Nothing beats a bowl of hot soup on a cold day

This soup is best served piping hot and accompanied by some fresh bread. Why not give Kasiya’s Stove Top Flat Bread a try?

Plain Butternut Soup

Simple Butternut Soup

Yamikani Banda
A quick and easy butternut soup recipe suitable even for beginers.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Soup


  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Potato Masher


  • 1 Small to medium sized butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1½ – 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Margarine or vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp your favorite plant based milk


  • In a medium sized saucepan, boil the butternut and sugar in water until tender.
  • Drain the butternut, place it back in your saucepan and mash it.
  • Return pot to the stove at medium-high heat and add the margarine (or mayonnaise).
  • Slowly add in vegetable stock, and stir until all the liquid is absorbed and you have a uniform consistency.
  • Simmer until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Add milk of your choice and stir until it is incorporated.
  • Serve in your favorite soup bowl, and enjoy!


For a finer textured soup, you can use a food processor or blender at step 2.
This soup gets most of it’s flavor from the butternut squash, but the stock and milk are both opportunities to bump up the flavor profile.
I add chili or some spice to it sometimes for a new flavor but this is a really nice way to fill up without making an elaborate meal and it’s great for a cold afternoon.
This soup goes really well with Kasiya’s Stove Top Flat Bread.
Keyword butternut, butternut squash, soup

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