A chilly Spring Saturday calls for a warm soup and we’re totally loving our Butternut Squash with Spicy Jicama & Pumpkin Seeds!

Butternut Squash Soup with Spicy Jicama & Pumpkin Seeds


  • 3 lb peeled and chopped butternut squash
  • 1 large sweet onion roughly chopped
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 4 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium sized jicama- petite dice
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds


Peel and petite dice the jicama- marinate in the juice of 1 lime, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, and salt. Refrigerate until ready for serving. Toast pumpkin seeds in a medium sauté pan over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Toss butternut squash in olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Roast for 45-50 minutes until fork tender. Melt one stick of butter in your soup pot and add 1 roughly chopped sweet onion. Sauté on medium low until translucent and tender. Add maple syrup and salt. Transfer onions and butternut squash to your vitamix and blend until creamy and smooth. Pour your butternut squash purée back into your soup pot and add chicken broth, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, paprika, and nutmeg. Add the half and half, stir, and taste for seasoning. Ladle soup until single serving bowls, top with a dollop of sour cream, jicama, and toasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3239kcal Calories from fat 1759
% Daily Value
Total Fat 195g 300%
Saturated Fat 105g 525%
Transfat 4g
Cholesterol 448mg 149%
Sodium 5064mg 211%
Carbohydrate 352g 117%
Dietary Fiber 71g 284%
Sugars 138g
Protein 65g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g