Easy Paleo Recipe 1# – Butternut Squash Soup

Post Series Kick-off: Butternut Squash Soup

I love to cook and I love to save time.  I’m selective about how I spend my time.

These two ‘loves’ are in competition because cooking takes time, sometimes a lot of it.

Not to mention the dishes, clean-up, prep, and grocery shopping. Ugh..yea it can be a pain.  It is overwhelming at times to cook healthy meals at home.  It takes time and work. 

It is a excellent investment of your time, well worth the many benefits, but we can still benefit from cooking hacks, shortcuts, and quicker ways of getting it done.

Whether you love to cook or not, you can benefit from simple, tasty recipes that you can use over and over.  That is what I’m aiming for in this post series titled Easy Paleo Recipes.

Easy Paleo Recipe posts are going to include the following:

  • Few ingredients
  • Easy to prepare recipes
  • Minimal time required
  • A downloadable PDF for printing
  • and eventually matching wallet-size plastic cards that you can bring to the grocery store and in the kitchen (like these)

Let’s kick this beast off with the first recipe (one of my favorites): 

Butternut Squash Soupbutternut-squash-soup


  • 1 Peeled/chopped butternut squash (frozen works well)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil (or other Paleo-friendly oil)
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP nutmeg
  • 1 TSP sea salt


  1. Saute Onion in large pot
  2. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
  3. Add squash to pot and pour in stock
  4. Boil squash until tender
  5. Puree soup until smooth
  6. Garnish options: Fresh herbs, green onions, nuts/seeds, Olive oil

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6 thoughts on “Easy Paleo Recipe 1# – Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Looks yummy. I will have to try this. I bet it works in a crockpot,too.

  2. Thanks Lindsay! I haven’t tried it in a crockpot although thats a good idea…I wonder how it would taste slow cooked? Ugh oh…mouth watering

  3. Delicious! I changed it up a bit with what ingredients I had. Instead of chicken broth I did a cup of coconut milk. A pinch of salt and a tsp of agave for a little sweet.

  4. Recipes are just guidelines anyways! I always mix stuff up in the kitchen, that’s how you learn!!

  5. If using canned squash, do you know how many cans that would be?

    • Most butternut squash produce about 2lbs of flesh. Probably 2 cans will work. Most important thing is to taste before serving. You will always need to adjust seasoning until you have desired taste and adjust the stock until you have right consistency.