Butternut Cheddar Soup

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Butternut squash and cheddar cheese are a match made in heaven in this easy butternut cheddar soup recipe! A warm and wonderful lunch.


  • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cut chives for garnish


  1. Place squash and broth in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until squash is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cool. Puree in blender until smooth (or even better, if you have an immersion blender you can puree it right in the pot!).
  3. Return the soup to the saucepan over medium low heat. Add cheese, butter and sour cream and stir until heated through — do not boil.
  4. Taste and season to your liking with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives and serve!