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12 Winter Squash Soup Recipes

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Squash soup is a fall favorite – and a perfect way to start a big Thanksgiving feast. Butternut squash soup is popular, but there are as many winter squash varieties out there as there are soup recipes – even if you can’t tell the difference between an acorn and Hubbard, you can take home a thick-skinned squash and turn it into soup. Butternut, acorn, turban, delicata, Hubbard and even oh-so-familiar pumpkins make delicious soup, and can be swapped for one another in a recipe. Here are a dozen delicious winter squash soups to keep you warm this winter.

  • Acorn Squash Soup 1 of 12
    Acorn Squash Soup
    This simple, creamy soup is delicious straight up, topped with creme fraiche or plain yogurt, or served in a to-go cup - perfect for winter sipping.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Apple Soup 2 of 12
    Pumpkin Apple Soup
    Pumpkins aren't just for carving - this deliciously delicate soup is spiked with apples, making it sweet and savory, packed with fiber and beta-carotene.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Butternut Squash Soup 3 of 12
    Butternut Squash Soup
    Try serving this classic sippable soup - in mugs with pre-dinner nibbles like cheese and crackers or spiced nuts. Photo: Martha Stewart Living
    Martha Stewart has the recipe!
  • Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 4 of 12
    Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
    The quintessential fall soup, butternut squash and apples could be altered depending on what you have on hand - try hubbard or acorn squash, or swap pears for the apples. Photo: Katie G.
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples & Garam Masala 5 of 12
    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples & Garam Masala
    Warm garam masala - a spice blend similar to curry - is a great way to kick up a fall classic.
    Recipe Girl has the recipe!
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Shrimp 6 of 12
    Butternut Squash Soup with Shrimp
    Here's something new and different - shrimp simmered in squash soup. An unexpected but delicious pairing! Photo: Martha Stewart Living
    Martha Stewart has the recipe!
  • Chef Giuseppe di Gennaro’s Butternut Squash Soup 7 of 12
    Chef Giuseppe di Gennaro's Butternut Squash Soup
    This version is divine - the creation of one of Calgary's best chefs, made with apples, cream and a hit of maple and sage.
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Mark Bittman”s Squash Chowder with Bacon and Apples 8 of 12
    Mark Bittman''s Squash Chowder with Bacon and Apples
    Bacon! In squash soup! It's brilliant! It's Mark Bittman, of course.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons 9 of 12
    Butternut Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons
    Why should onion soup get all the toasted cheese? A nice, big, golden crusty crouton makes a perfect pairing with rustic butternut squash soup.
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 10 of 12
    Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    The squash is roasted, then spiked with pure maple syrup. Delicious for fall!
    Family Feedbag has the recipe!
  • Winter Squash Bisque 11 of 12
    Winter Squash Bisque
    A rich and creamy soup, squash bisque is downright dreamy. Comfort in a bowl.
    Sophistimom has the recipe!
  • Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 12 of 12
    Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
    Spiked with nutmeg, cinnamon and real apple cider, this soup is great for making in large batches and freezing for mealtime emergencies.
    Sweet Potato Chronicles has the recipe!

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen.

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