Fall Party Appetizer:: Butternut Squash Soup Cups (Recipe)


It’s officially here. . . fall. . . or as I like to call it, “sweets season.” For the next three months, most of us will stuff ourselves full of sweet treats to celebrate fall holidays which then leads into winter holidays. On one hand this is my absolute favorite time of year. . . family, friends and parties, lots of parties. On the other hand, it’s hard to find something, anything, other than calorie heavy food at all these celebrations. I’m always left scouring tables for something light and healthy. Do you ever feel the same way? Not to fear, I have the perfect recipe for you! This is my go to appetizer to serve or bring to a party. It’s also a dinner staple during the fall and winter in my house.


These are easy to serve and cute as a button, not to mention they taste delicious!  For a party appetizer, I like to serve them in small cups, (I get these from the Dollar Tree) because guests can sip them easily and don’t need spoons. I also like to have a side bowl of croutons or crostini available for guests to dip.

Butternut Squash Soup


3 Tbs Butter
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped (I used pre-sliced carrots because I had them in the fridge)
2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 1/4 Lbs Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed (I typically used Trader Joes pre peeled and cubed, however this time I used the real deal)
6 c. Chicken Stock
1 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
A pinch of nutmeg and ginger
Salt and Pepper to taste
(Toppers: minced scallions and croutons/crostini)



  • Chop potato, squash, carrot, and onion.
  • Melt butter in a soup pot, sauté onion and carrots until soft; stir in potatoes and squash.
  • Add stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered for 40 minutes. (I also added some celery because I had it in the fridge) Add curry, nutmeg, and ginger.
  • Purée soup in batches in blender or food processor. Return to sauce pan, add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into glasses and serve.

Simple four step butternut squash soup recipe directions

Hope this helps add something a little light and healthy to your fall and winter celebrations! Enjoy!

Party On!



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