Butternut Squash Soup {Crema di Zucca}


Crema di Zucca {Cream of Pumpkin Soup} is a simple, wonderful oh so creamy and velvety fall/winter soup. So much so, you won’t believe how incredibly easy it is to pull together. A little peeling, a little chopping a little simmering, a whirl in the blender and Voila!  You’ll be  dunking your spoon at warp speed into this bowl of bliss. So next time you see those gorgeous gourds in the market be sure to pick them up so you can make this!

I know they’re slightly strange looking but once you get past their rough and tough exterior they’re really soft and sensitive on the inside ; ) This could be the beginning of a beautiful love affair with butternut squash.
Once you make this soup, and you’ve been bitten but the butternut bug, why not give my ROASTED STUFFED SQUASH a try too!



Cream of Pumpkin Soup {Crema di Zucca}
What you’ll need:
3 cups whole milk
1 cup water
2 small butternut squash – peeled, seeded and cubed
2 small potatoes – peeled and cubed
1 large sage leaf
1/4 cup heavy cream

What to do:
1. Into a large sauce pot add: milk, water. Bring to a near boil. Add squash, potatoes, sage leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 30-35 minutes OR until squash and potatoes are fork tender. Remove sage leaf. Discard. Transfer mixture to blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.

3. Return soup to pan. Add cream. Stir to combine. Check for seasoning. Adjust if necessary.  Cook over LOW heat just long enough to heat through.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    This soup looks delicious and would be totally welcome on my dinner table tonight.

  2. 2

    I was just thinking I needed to find a recipe like this and it looks perfect.

  3. 3

    Um, yes. Once I regain vision from the glory of this post, I’m all over it.

  4. 4

    Looks good!

    But I think you misnamed the post… since that’s butternut squash and not pumpkin.

    Bet it’s delicious with either squash though!

  5. 5

    This is so down my alley! And, I can make it without my broken oven! Woot Woot! Thanks!

  6. 6
    marilyn /

    Looks wonderful. Am having a dinner party very soon and this will be on the menu!!

  7. 7

    Is there anything better than a beautiful golden bowl of butternut squash soup? I think not. It’s perfect for this season, I’m definitely going to try your version Paula!

  8. 8

    Beautiful cup of soup! Such vibrant color!

  9. 9

    It’s been a long time since I found your site through Tasty Kitchen and a while since I’ve checked in. What a wonderful surprise to find a gluten free, beautiful butternut squash recipe! I can’t make enough butternut squash recipes lately and will try yours this weekend!

  10. 10

    This looks perfect right now. I know what I’m making with my butternut squash next time.

  11. 11

    1., I beg your pardon because of my English.
    2., We prepare this wonderfull soup also in Hungary, and I have a trick: I cut the butternut squas large pices then scatter with cinnamon and dropp with honey finally put into the owen to fry (1 hrs almost the hottest owen). After use as the boiled. Try it, really fantastic. If you have no time to prepare soup, you can eat the fried one as well. 🙂

    • 11.1
      KMM /

      Your english is wayyy better than my hungarian!!! Thanks for your suggestion. Sounds yummy!

  12. 12

    What a beautiful, simple soup! Thank you, Paula!

  13. 13

    This sounds absolutely lovely!

  14. 14

    Mmm perfect! There are few things more comforting than a delicious soup to warm the cold weather months. Thanks for sharing!

  15. 15

    I love any kind of butternut squash soup, and with all the sickies at my house, I think I need to give this one a try!

  16. 16

    Mmmmmm, Butternut squash, cream and sage, what could be better? Your photos are beautiful.

  17. 17

    Love butternut squash soup. It’s my fav!

  18. 18

    Yum! I have been wanting to give butternut squash soup a try for such a long time!


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