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Butternut Squash Soup

Healthy Eats Recipe Tazza Kitchen

Posted on: December 4, 2019 by Kiryako Sharikas

Today’s Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by Tazza Kitchen, with 3 locations in the Richmond Metro area.

This dish is enjoyable at any time of year but especially during the holidays when the winter season begins to kick in. Learn more about the health benefits of this dish and how to make it at home!

Butternut squash is not only highly nutritional but it tastes great too! It’s high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium, with 457% of your suggested daily intake of Vitamin A coming from just one cup.

Pepitas, also known as pumpkin seeds, are also a great source of manganese, magnesium, and iron. They are also packed full of B2, potassium, and folate!

* Always be aware of your sodium and fat intake. Adjust the amount of salt and butter aligned with your dietician’s or doctor’s advice. This may affect the desired flavor profile.


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small White Onion, sliced 1/4”
  • 1 large Carrot, sliced 1/4”
  • 2 stalks Celery, sliced 1/4”
  • 1 large Shallot, sliced 1/4”
  • 4 cloves Garlic, sliced 1/4”
  • 6 cups Butternut Squash, about 2-3, peeled and sliced 1/4”
  • 2 tbsp White Wine
  • 5 cups Vegetarian Stock
  • 2 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 3 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper


  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, heat olive oil.
  2. Add carrots and onions, cooked down until carrots are soft and onions are translucent.
  3. Add celery, garlic, shallots. cook until celery is soft and garlic is aromatic.
  4. Add white wine and butternut squash, cook until wine is mostly evaporated and squash is soft.
  5. Add blonde stock, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Simmer 15 – 20 minutes until the desired liquid is reduced by 1/4.
  8. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  9. Blend in a blender or with an immersion blender
  10. Yields about 2 quarts
  11. Top with Crema and Pepitas (see below)

Crema Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice, fresh squeezed
  • ½ tbsp Kosher Salt

Crema Directions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Top on completed soup.

Pepitas Gremolata Ingredients

  • ½ cup Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Pepitas Gremolata Directions

  1. Combine well in a bowl.
  2. Top on completed soup.

Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.