Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/ Chicken Meatballs

If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would be a lover of butternut squash soup I would have laughed…hysterically. I am not a fan of butternut squash. Period.  Oh now, don’t get me wrong, I want to be very badly. I’ve tried a lot of butternut squash dishes and hated them all, that is, until I tasted this roasted butternut sqaush soup with chicken meatballs! Turns out, I am a huge fan of ROASTED butternut squash!

roasted butternut squash soup recipe chicken meatballs
So simple, yet so filling.

The soup is amazing by itself but the chicken meatballs really add that special, hearty touch. The key is all in the roasting. It really changes the taste of butternut squash and bring out all of that sweet, rustic goodness. It should be a culinary rule that butternut squash soup can only be made from roasted butternut squash. Boiling the squash just doesn’t do it justice.

This roasted butternut squash soup is velvety smooth, with a very light natural sweetness. The chicken broth, garlic, onions and heavy creamy makes it savory, comforting and surprisingly very filling. They enhance the flavor of the roasted squash without covering it up. The tender chicken meatballs are full of spices and herbs that just pairs so well with this soup.

It makes a wonderful meal or a starter soup before a meal.

Watch me make this roasted butternut squash soup from start to finish!

4.7 from 6 reviews
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/ Chicken Meatballs
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 6-8
  • SOUP
  • 3½ lb butternut squash (4 cups roasted)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sage
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoon fresh minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup plain panko
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sage
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon all spice
  • ½ teaspoon whole thyme
  • 2 tablespoon parsely
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Place butternut squash on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Baked for 60-80 minutes or until squash is tender to the touch.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Slice the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out and discard the seeds.
  6. Scoop out 4 cups of the flesh and place into a blender.
  7. Add chicken broth to the blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  8. Saute onion and garlic (in butter) in a large pot over medium heat until tender.
  9. Add in the squash mixture, heavy cream, black pepper, salt and sage.
  10. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  11. Place the soup into the blender and puree until smooth.
  12. Return soup to the pot and heat until hot again.
  13. Serve plain or with chicken meatballs.
  14. To make the chicken meatballs preheat oven to 400.
  15. Add all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix well with your hands or a spoon.
  16. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  17. Wet your hands and shape the meat mixture into 9-12 uniform sized balls.
  18. Place into the refrigerator until cold.
  19. Bake for 20 minutes (timing may vary based on the size of your meatballs)
  20. Serve meatballs with soup.
~TIPS~ Make it a meal! Serve with a garden salad and french bread. Use the "soup" option on your blender. It makes it so smooth! Season to your preference to enhance the natural flavors of the squash.



  1. Renaldo says

    And they say pretty girls can’t cook. You prove them wrong. Love the recipes . Keep um coming. I’m from the carribean or food is very rich traditional highly seasoned and fattening in many cases

    I’m trying to get into a more healty way of cookin just like in this video. Love your work

  2. BibiT says

    Great recipe. I enjoyed very much. I think I overdid it a little on the seasoning but still very good. Love your website!

  3. Amber says

    I tried this recipe before the holiday and it was delicious. Funny thing is I would always walk past butternut squash in the supermarket, look pensively, and walk away. It just looked too difficult to deal with – ha! Then I saw our YouTube clip and figured I’d give it a shot. Best decision ever. I told all my friends about on Instagram that you have the best recipes ever and I meant it. Thanks so much!

  4. Zinnie says

    I am on a journey to eat healthy so I decided to try this. This was a nice dish. The creamy, thick yet “fluffy” texture was foreign to my palate. Certainly not a bad dish and I might try it again given it’s very healthy. I paired it with chicken meatballs and stuffed jalapenos which were tasty. Another practical and easy recipe. Luv ya chica!

  5. Janel says

    I made this and even my BOYFRIEND loved it! Every time I said butternut squash he cringed and then tasted this dish and asked for seconds! Yassssss!!!!!

  6. Sugarray says

    Made this for my father the other day and it was very tasty. He gobbled it up! I made it a second time and added yellow curry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey. It was the bomb. Thanks so much for teaching me!

  7. Brooksie says

    I love your recipes and have tried the cabbage soup. It turned out really well and we enjoyed it tremendously.
    Is it possible to adjust the sound on your videos so that your voice is a bit louder. I have to strain to hear what you are saying. To watch your videos are invaluable in trying to duplicate that which you have done so fabulously!

  8. Cassandra says

    Love! Love! This is an awesome soup to eat alone or with a light salad. Next time I will double recipe and freeze

  9. says

    My husband had never tried squash. I could only find the small butternut squash at the store so I purchased 6. It was not enough. I made this recipe last night and we both loved it. Next time I need to make more.

  10. says

    Another fabulous dish! my squash soup and meatballs came out perfectly! The only change i made was that i used turkey instead of ground chicken. FAB-U-LOUS!

  11. says

    Please can you let me be on board so I can recieve your recipies and start cooking a new way,I am West-Indian ,Iam used to cooking and eating Caribbean food, living in America has given the opportunity to buy,cook and eat most vegetables that is very new to me.But I would still like to cook the butter nut squash. thank you,bye.

  12. says

    Soup is one of my favourite and main dish,so when I saw roasted butter nut squash,I had to get the recipie so I can add it to my Thanksgiving recipie,be mighty proud to cook and serve to my family.thank you

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