Prepare to embark on a journey to warmth and comfort with our Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup. This delightful creation is like a cozy hug from the inside out, a bowl of pure sunshine to brighten even the chilliest of days. With the earthy sweetness of butternut squash, the creamy richness of sweet potatoes, and a touch of leeks, this soup is a harmony of flavors that will warm your heart. So, grab your ladle and let's dive into a bowl of liquid gold!



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 cups butternut squash cut in 1-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups leeks – chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 325
  • Total Fat: 3.6g (5% Daily Value)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 84mg (3%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 78g (26%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16%)
  • Sugars: 56g
  • Protein: 5g


Step 1: Buttery Beginnings

Our soup adventure begins with a touch of butter in a large pot. Add the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and chopped leeks. Let them sauté and mingle in the buttery warmth until the leeks start to turn translucent. This cozy step takes about 5 minutes and sets the stage for the soup's rich flavor.

Step 2: Broth Bath

Now, it's time to add the heart of the soup - the low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth. Pour in this liquid gold, cover the pot, and let it all simmer under medium-low heat until the sweet potatoes turn tender and willingly melt into the mix.

Step 3: Creamy Magic

Get ready for some creamy magic! Carefully use a hand blender to emulsify the soup right in the pot. Watch as the butternut squash and sweet potatoes transform into a velvety masterpiece.

Step 4: Spice it Up

For that extra touch of magic, sprinkle in the cumin, and add salt and pepper to taste. These simple seasonings will elevate your soup to new heights of flavor.

Step 5: Bowl of Sunshine

Ladle the sunshine into bowls, and for an extra layer of richness and creaminess, top each serving with a dollop of yogurt. The contrast of flavors and textures will make your taste buds dance with delight. Don't forget to pair it with a slice of crusty bread for a fully satisfying meal.

Here's a secret to make your soup adventure even more convenient: you can prepare this soup a day ahead, refrigerate it, and then heat it prior to serving. If you prefer a vegetarian option, simply substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth. The soup will still be bursting with flavor and warmth.

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