Baja Butternut Squash Soup

January/February 2009, EatingWell 500 Calorie Dinners (2010)

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This silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. Adapted from Chef Jesùs González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta.

"Delicious, but needed a little extra body and some tang, so I added just a touch of cream and a squeeze of lemon. Also a little more salt. My 15 year old vegaphobic son enjoyed it! "
Baja Butternut Squash Soup

18 Reviews for Baja Butternut Squash Soup

So easy!

This is such a good hearty creamy soup. The spice really gives it a nice kick! The added bonus is how EASY it is to make! You won't be disappointed.


Taste bud heaven!!!! Unbelieveable flavors!! I love the flavor of ground chipotle chile so I increased it to 3/4 tsp. and increased the ground cumin to 2 tsp. Love the spicy combination! Used a medium sized onion and increased finely chopped celery and carrots to 1 cup each. Added 1 large clove of grated garlic and 5 cups of broth. Tasted the soup before I began to puree it and was delighted with the textures of the spicy broth and the sweet layer of the butternut squash and cooked down veggies. I decided to leave it at that stage and did not puree it. I did not add the yogurt or the chives. Folks raved about the depth of flavor in the soup. We all may not be able to visit Rancho La Puerta Spa but we can enjoy the luxurious flavors of this soup that comes from their kitchen!!

Wonderful soup! Fed it to my co-workers got raves and requests for for recipe.

Followed recipe (don't always) put dollops of Greek Yorgurt on top. You need to use the Smoked Chipolte Chilie. That's what gives it the smoky flavor.

muy delicioso!

I love this recipe, made it and my hubby looooved it! He will never go back to the can soup style. I added a can of 100% coconut milk and it made it creamier and had a really nice nutty flavour :)


Zippy, hearty, delicious!

Delicious. Like others, I used 4 cups of broth instead of six. The exact salt & pepper measurements noted are perfect; once added they took the soup to a new level. My roommate added cinnamon to hers so I might try that for my next bowl.


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