Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash is the perfect Holiday Meal Time Starter Soup! This recipe is super simple, super delicious, and approved for Cycles 2 and 3 of the 17 Day Diet!

If you’re on Cycles 2 or 3 of the 17 Day Diet and you’re looking for a savory Butternut Squash Soup for your holiday meal, this recipe is the one you must try!

Butternut Squash Soup is a perfect low carb soup for the holidays!

If you’re looking for a low-carb soup that’s similar, but uses apples and carrots instead of squash, check out my Carrot & Apple Soup.

This Butternut Squash Soup and my Carrot & Apple Soup are both featured in my Healthy Holiday Menu with Recipes.


Now if you have extra pumpkins lying around and you’d rather use them instead of butternut squash, the result will still be the same – amazing! 

I love the fall season with all the different varieties of squash and pumpkin. This is what butternut squash looks like in the store:

Butternut squash has a nutty flavor that is perfect roasted or used in soups!You can buy your squash whole and de-seed and chop it up, or if you’re like me and like to buy the pre-diced squash in the bag, this will save you some time.

Either way, you’re going to have a yummy and savory soup when you follow this recipe!

Butternut Squash is easy to prep for your soup, but you can save time by purchasing cubed squash in the package. 

This is a super simple, super delicious starter soup for your healthy holiday meal!

This recipe is approved for Cycle 2 and 3 of the 17 Day Diet. Enjoy!

Other Holiday Side Dish Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, you may want to try my other healthy holiday side dish recipes.

These recipes are featured in my Healthy Holiday Menu with Recipes.

Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Menu with Recipes

Other 17 Day Diet Soups To Try

If you enjoy this Butternut Squash Soup recipe, you may want to check out my other 17 Day Diet Soup recipes, including a few stews and chili recipes, for good measure:

If you make this soup recipe, I’d love for you to come back and review the recipe card below. Plus, if you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog and show me your soup!

Butternut Squash Soup - a healthy, low carb soup for the holidays!

Butternut Squash Soup is a perfect low carb soup for the holidays!
Yield: 4-6 Servings

Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A warm and nutritious soup for the holidays!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 carrot , diced
  • 1 celery stalk , diced
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash , fresh or frozen (use pumpkin instead if you desire)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Add carrot, celery and onion. Cook until vegetables start to soften and onion turns translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add butternut squash, thyme, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until squash is fork-tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. Puree soup with an immersion blender and serve.
  6. If you don’t have an immersion blender, allow soup to cool slightly, and use regular blender to puree soup in small batches.

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2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Torey, I have been following the 17 day diet and have lost 20 pounds. I love that you send out new dishes to try. It renews my intrest to keep on and keep trying new ideas in preparing the foods for this program. I have compiled quite a cook book. Thanks so much. Leslie


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