The Easiest Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions Recipe

So good you’ll want to eat it for breakfast

Caramelized onions just make every recipe delicious, right? Bon Appétit’s Caramelized onions recipe notes you can keep them in the fridge for a week. So, go ahead and make extra to use in other recipes. This is the easiest butternut squash soup with caramelized onions recipe you can find, I promise. The secret ingredient is mixing in better than bouillon at the end.

Reheated, this soup is so good you’ll eat it for breakfast. Seriously, I ate it for breakfast with coffee one morning. True story.

You’d think this was a creamy soup, but you don’t need cream. It’s just that good on it’s own. That’s why this is a good soup to make for work lunches – it’s easy to reheat in the microwave, and is filling enough on it’s own. You could certainly pack bread or a sandwich to go with it, but the soup is excellent by itself.

Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Course: SoupsDifficulty: Easy
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  • 2 lbs butternut squash cubed

  • 1 large onion

  • teaspoon 1 of balsamic

  • sprinkle of sugar

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon chicken better than boullion

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • teaspoon garlic


  • Caramelize onions in butter and olive oil on super low for about 45 minutes. Optional: at the end add balsamic vinegar or after 15 min add sugar.
  • Toss butternut squash in olive oil, and roast at 400 for about 30 minutes.
  • Add garlic to the onions at the end. Sauté for about a minute.
  • Add roasted butternut squash to pot with onions.
  • Add chicken stock, bring to a boil.
  • Add some thyme.
  • Stir in better than boullion.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Blend with an emulsifier or a blender.


  • Save a few minutes and get pre-cubed butternut squash from Costco or your local grocery store!

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