To prepare an easy soup recipe using butternut squash, gather the following ingredients: a butternut squash, butter, an onion, chicken or vegetable stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Start by peeling the squash and then cutting it into 1-inch chunks. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pot on the stove.
Once the butter is thoroughly melted, add the chopped onions to the pot. Let the onions cook until they are translucent. Next, add the squash chunks and the chicken or vegetable stock. Bring this to a simmer until the squash chunks become tender. This usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. When the squash becomes tender, remove it from the pot with a slotted spoon, and place it in a blender or food processor. Puree the squash, and then return it to the pot. Stir the soup together well, and flavor it with salt, pepper and nutmeg according to preference.
This recipe serves six people and requires an hour of preparation time. This soup recipe contains 125 calories per serving, 5 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of protein, 19 grams of total carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar, 3.5 grams of fiber, 10 milligrams of cholesterol and 1044 milligrams of sodium per serving.