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Chili Spiced Butternut Soup with Sage Croutons

chili spiced butternut squash soup with sage croutons

Chili flavors blended with silky butternut soup create a warm soup meal everyone will enjoy!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash, chili, soup, spaghetti squash, stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 195kcal
Cost: $15


Butternut Squash Soup

  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 butternut squash peeled, seeded, & diced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup sour cream

Pan Fried Sage Croutons

  • leftover crusty bread cut into 1" cubes
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 fresh sage leaves chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


To Make the Soup

  • In a large pot, add diced onion, butternut squash, vegetable stock, chili powder, sugar, cumin, black pepper, salt, coriander, nutmeg, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
  • After cooking, carefully remove the bay leaf from the pot. With an immersion blender*, blend all of the ingredients in the pot until smooth. Stir sour cream into the soup. Season to taste with additional salt as needed.
  • Set soup aside until the croutons have been prepared.

To Make the Pan-Fried Sage Croutons

  • Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the bread cubes, chopped sage, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 10 minutes until the bread starts to become toasted on the outside. Serve the croutons on top of the soup. Enjoy!


A countertop blender can be used in place of an immersion blender.  However, make sure not to fill the blender more than half full before blending.  The hot contents of the soup will expand slightly while blending.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.7g | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg