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Fresh n’ Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish

Can I vent for a minute?

Ok. 97% of the time I love where I live. What’s not to love? I don’t own a winter jacket, I can go swimming all year round, and I’m a jump, skip, and a hop from the beach, trails, and mountains.

BUT, for me? East coast girl at heart… I MISS THE SEASONS.


As I power through this typical Los Angeles “winter”, I pretty much do everything in my power to pretend like it’s crisp and cool outside.

I immediately put on my coziest sweats after a shower at 3pm because “it’s gonna be dark in an hour anyway”…

And I make this soup.


It’s warm and sweet and comforting. All the happy feelings a bowl of soup should bring you on a cool, crisp winter day.

It’s also the easiest soup to make and can be done in 20-30 minutes, start to finish.

It’s rich and creamy, without the cream! Such a trickster I am.

I will beat you LA and your sad excuse for a winter. Me and my soup will win.


This should be dinner.

Click through for the full recipe: Butternut Squash Soup


You can thank me later.

Note from Maegan…

I LOVE Butternut squash soup… but I’m generally lazy and simply heat up the pre-made organic version that comes in a box. In fact, one year for Christmas, I served it and everyone thought it was homemade… but I digress, I LOVE to pour my soup over avocado and add a little pink salt to taste. I bet it tastes even better with this fresh, homemade version though, so I’ll be trying it soon!

Laney Schwartz

Hi, I'm Laney! Home cook, mom, wife, workout junkie, and ultra crazy food lover! Creator of Life is but a Dish - a space where you will get a sneak peek into my world which mainly consists of food, family, and friends. Join me on this wonderful journey called life, one dish at a time. Find me on Instagram at lifeisbutadish

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