lisa's italian kitchen logo

Lisa’s Butternut Squash Soup for Thanksgiving

Butternut Squash Soup

Every year, as a precursor to the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, Lisa makes her celebrated Butternut Squash Soup. It’s known among all of Lisa’s American and Italian friends, especially because all the Italian guests she has hosted at her Thanksgiving table over the years (from students and friends of her children, to treasured friends visiting from Naples and more) have raved about this soup. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and you’ll be ready to start your Thanksgiving dinner with aplomb and elegance.

Watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here.

Buon Appetito, tutti a tavola, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients:

Butternut Squash Soup

3-4 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed

2 yellow onions, cubed

2 McIntosh apples, peeled and cubed

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

2-4 cups vegetable stock

½ teaspoon curry

½ teaspoon sage

Condiments: scallions, salted cashews (chopped), sour cream


Butternut Squash Soup Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the squash, onions, and apples in 1 inch cubes. Place on a sheet pan and toss with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Spread in single layer and roast 35-45 minutes until very tender.

Butternut Squash Soup

Purée veggies and add stock. Add curry powder, salt and pepper (a little cream is optional). Serve with condiments.

Butternut Squash Soup


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

    View all posts

Leave a Reply