Butternut Squash Soup

There is nothing like a deliciously smooth, creamy soup like Butternut Squash Soup to enjoy on a cold winter day! This soup is the perfect comfort food to warm your soul!

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Served chilled or warm with rosemary mushrooms and lump crab meat. This healthy recipe will knock your socks off!

Butternut Squash Soup is a savory soup that can be served chilled or hot! This mouth watering soup recipe is made up of creamy butternut squash with dry sautéed rosemary mushrooms and sweet jumbo lump crab! This Butternut Squash Soup recipe is perfect to enjoy all year round!

Butternut Squash Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab and Rosemary Mushrooms is the perfect dish for any time of year! While squash is typically a fall and winter vegetable, the sweet flavor can adapt to spring and summer months as well.

Butternut squash has a lot of health benefits and it’s great for your body! It’s a great source for vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6. Butternut squash is high in antioxidants, great for your immune system, and helps to keep your bones healthy!

Butternut squash is an excellent vegetable to use in soup, hearty and naturally sweet, it doesn’t require much seasoning to make it exceptional.  I used Plain Organic Stonyfield Yogurt instead of cream, which adds rich flavor and smooth texture without adding calories!

Apple juice and apple butter lend additional sweetness and dry sautéed rosemary mushrooms add a savory element.  Buttery and sweet jumbo lump crab finish off this magnificent Butternut Squash Soup!

It can be served hot or chilled, made ahead or frozen for later. This soup freezes very well! Place in an airtight container and store for up to 3 months! Frozen soups can lose a little flavor, so make sure you correct the seasoning with salt and pepper before serving.

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5 from 3 votes
Butternut Squash Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab and Rosemary Mushrooms
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
A savory soup that can be served chilled or hot, creamy butternut squash with dry sauteed rosemary mushrooms and sweet jumbo lump crab.
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
  • 2 lbs butternut squash cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 9.5 ounces apple butter
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig rosemary wholeremoved
  • 8 ounces jumbo lump crab meat or shrimp
  • Honey for a drizzle garnish optional
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lay cubed butternut squash in a single layer, roast for 30-35 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
  2. While butternut squash roasts, place sliced mushrooms and rosemary leaves in a medium skillet over medium heat. Turning occasionally, the mushrooms will release enough liquid to prevent sticking. Saute until they have reduced in size by half and browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove from oven and transfer to a large food processor or large dutch oven. using the food processor or a stick/immersion blender, blend butternut squash with apple butter through fine sea salt.
  4. If you are serving your soup chilled, place in the refrigerator until fully cooled. If you are serving soup warm, heat over medium heat on large Dutch oven or pot.
  5. To serve, ladle into soup bowls. Top with 2 tablespoons mushrooms and 4 pieces of jumbo lump crab per bowl.
  6. Enjoy your Butternut Squash Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab and Rosemary Mushrooms



Perfect comfort food for me. So many delicious flavors, lovely recipe.


    When do you add all the other ingredients? It’s very vague?

      Jessica at Savory Experiments

      Hi Jes, instruction #3 states to add “apple butter THROUGH fine sea salt”, which accounts for those ingredients. I hope you enjoy the soup, it is one of our favorites!

Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog

This looks delicious. Love a good soup recipe.


Sounds like a lot of tasty goodness in that soup. That’s a unique soup too, I like it!

Travel Blogger

So is this an open invitation to come over for dinner? Because oh my gosh yum!


That looks so good! I don’t do much with butternut squash. Looks like I’m missing out!

Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

Pinning!! I am a giant fan of butternut squash AND crab, so this is soo me!


This looks like a wonderful fall meal! Definitely has jumbo pieces of crab!


that looks amazing. I wonder if the kids would eat this


My husband would love this! He is way into seafood.

Carly Anderson

This soup looks really delicious! And the addition of the crab and mushrooms really has me sold even more! 🙂


YUM!!! This just looks and sounds delicious. My husband would love it too!


I love butternut squash soup. Adding lump crab and mushrooms sounds like a great twist on it!


This looks like it could be a perfect fall recipe. I think I might adapt it without the crab and mushrooms!


This looks like its right out of a food magazine! I would love to try this recipe out.

Debbie Denny

I have not had butternut squash in some time. This sounds like a great combination.

Debi @ Life Currents

I’m pretty sure you must’ve made this one just for me, because these are some of my favorite things all in one bowl! This looks super yummy! Pinned, stumbled, and yummlyed

aimee fauci

I have never had butternut squash soup. I should make it since I have Apple Butter in my fridge!

Danielle @ We Have It All

Oh I’ve never had butternut squash soup before, I’m so curious how it tastes! Sounds and looks yummy!


That looks really yummy! I could try this one

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

I’m actually not a fan of seafood or crab but this looks delicious! I love mushrooms so I would definitely try it!

Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy

This looks delicious. I’ve never tried a butternut squash soup before, but it looks amazing.


sweet! my husband is going crabbing on friday. i’m always up for new ideas for his leftovers…

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

What complex complimentary flavors! I think I would try this.

Janel (A Mom's Take)

This sounds really good. I like the jumbo lump crab being in the soup.

Laura Kelly

Looks delish!

Jenn @TheRebelChick

Wow that soup looks absolutely delicious! I am allergic to shellfish EXCEPT for crab, so I am always looking for ways to include it into our recipes!


What a gorgeous soup Jessica!

Robin (Masshole Mommy)

That sounds delicious. I have never had a soup like that, but it’s perfect for the fall, so I will have to give it a go!

Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

Delicious soup! You can never go wrong with butternut squash soup, even in confusing September as you say haha!


Oh man this looks so good. I could eat this for breakfast!


    I just did! Sans the crab!

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