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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

October 10, 2014

A sweet and zesty soup with the flavours of fall from butternut squash and sweet potato. This soup will keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months.

As delicious as this Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup is, the writing of this post was a complete afterthought. I was desperate to share it with you but was unfortunately preoccupied with trying to keep up with social media (new reality show?).

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup - a sweet and zesty soup to keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months!As you saw in my Day In the Life of the Maven post, blogging full-time requires being on social media A LOT. From Facebook to Pinterest to Instagram and everything in between, my life is so consumed by social media that I oftentimes find myself craving a social media detox.

Actually, a few weeks ago I took a SM detox only to return and discover that a new social network had been created! WTF. Because just what we all need is a another way to communicate…

Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup - a sweet and zesty soup to keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months!I initially heard about Ello from my cousin who explained that it’s a new social media platform with similarities to Facebook but without all of the ads and creepiness you find yourself scrolling through on the book. I was skeptical at first but within a day it had been mentioned by at least 3 other people so I jumped on the bandwagon.

It’s currently still in the Beta stage so it’s invite only but somehow I scored an invite. The verdict? I’m kind of into it. Although the last thing I need is another SM platform, I actually really like the simplicity of Ello. Or maybe it’s just an opportunity to have a clean slate and not have to unsubscribe from 30% of the people you follow (just me?)? It could also be that I currently only follow food bloggers so I don’t have to worry about being infiltrated with pictures of people’s cat’s and TMI statuses.

Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup - a sweet and zesty soup to keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months!Either way I think I am maxed out on social media. That is until the next greatest platform is released…


Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cups peeled & chopped butternut squash (about half a medium BNS)
  • 3 cups peeled & chopped sweet potato (about 2 medium)
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat up olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  3. Add in butternut squash and sweet potato and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Top with vegetable stock and spices and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and allow soup to cool slightly.
  7. Using an immersion blender blend soup until smooth. OR blend in a regular blender in small batches.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. Will keep up to one week in fridge and also freezes well!


  • Serving Size: 10

A sweet and zesty soup with the flavours of fall from butternut squash and sweet potato. This soup will keep you warm through the Fall and Winter months.How do you handle all the social media channels? Are you on Ello? Let’s be friends!


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  • Reply
    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    October 10, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I have never heard of it and I don’t think I want to! lol. I swear, social media is just too much most of the time. I can’t keep up with it, forget to keep up with it and as much as it blog/work related, I don’t want to do more than I do. It’s all too consuming. I do the best I can with instagram, basically forgot about my personal facebook account but use Pinterest because I enjoy it.

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    October 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

    That baby housing the soup makes me want to lift a pinky finger whilst consuming. Because that’s normal. Never heard of that social media hub….oh no.

    I just reread our convo from earlier today. Props for calling yourself that terrible terrible word. You are not that. The recipe, however, was. Never

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    October 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I love butternut squash soup! I can’t believe there’s another SM platform I have to worry about! I’m just now learning how to use instagram, for goodness sake.

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    Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
    October 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Thanks for the recope, Davida! I am excited to throw all of this I to my slow cooker to see how it turns out. I also love love love soups.

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    October 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I’ve been waiting for something to trump FB so maybe Ello will be it. LOVE the new dishes (I hope they’re new…. otherwise, I’m just that nonobservant).

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    Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli
    October 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I’ve heard so much about Ello recently as well that I was thinking of jumping aboard as well! Especially since I’m looking for employment in the social media sphere…

    Thanks for this recipe, looks delicious!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    October 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I’m loving all of your abbreviations in this post. BNS is def being added to my vocab. I miss you and I want to eat 20 bowls of disssssss.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    October 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

    butternut squash soup is my favourite! I haven’t made any yet this year, I’ll have to do it soon. As for Ello – nope. I’m still trying to convince myself to get more active on Twitter…

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    October 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Social media stresses me out! It took me a while to get into it at all, and maybe being introverted it just feels “busy” and like a lot to do all the time! I miss quiet time before notifications existed!

    This recipe looks so, so good and something I really want to try!

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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
    October 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Mmmm, comfort in a bowl! It’s not cold enough here for soup yet, but it will be soon!!

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    Selena @ thenutritiouskitchen.com
    October 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    oh well hellooo this looks D-LISH! This gives me an excuse to puck up some butternut on my trader joes haul today!
    Hope things are going well for you girly!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    October 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    YUM! Perfect for fall weather!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    October 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t handle anymore social media channels! Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are enough for me.

    This soup looks fab girl!

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    October 12, 2014 at 2:30 am

    I’ve never heard of Ello. I’m proud that I’m not that addicted to social media before. I’m not active on Facebook anymore (just now posting my vacation adventures in pictures – not sure though if anyone cares at all :-D). I post on instagram regularly but don’t scroll my whole overloaded news feed every day anymore. That’s just so time consuming. Maybe it’s because I don’t have so many close friends who use social media neither. I like it this way!
    The recipe sounds very good btw!

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    [email protected]
    October 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I feel like I need a social media detox, but then I’d miss this beautiful soup. It looks way better than the Panera version. In fact, there was something about the Panera version that was slightly off to me so I’d definitely be willing to go with yours.

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      [email protected]
      October 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Sorry this comment sucked. Forgive me.

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        Davida Kugelmass
        October 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

        neverrrrrr! Kidding! Not a lame comment at all. Just seeing [email protected] in my inbox makes my day 🙂 Also Panera sucks in Canada (as do most American companies up here) so thank goodness my version was deemed better lol

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    Kelly @ Femme Fitale
    October 14, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Ahh, this recipe def just caught my eye in my blogroll. Even though it’s spring here in Oz (i.e.: hotter than Canadian summer), I still need some soup in my life. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

    For the record, I’m the worst social media person ever with anything blogging related. THE worst. I’d just rather do so many other things and cannot keep up.

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    October 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I sadly haven’t been on Ello since you sent me an invite. Whoops.

    I can say I think I’m happy to no longer be working in social media. It feels weird that I’m no longer an expert (I guess) but it also feels nice not feeling forced to jump into every single platform always.

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I need a social media detox too, lol. But, yum what a great recipe. I had this soup today at a restaurant and came home wanting to find a recipe and came across your site. Bingo!

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    Mary Frances
    October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I finally got IG and yep, I’m officially on my phone all the time. It is ridiculous …
    This is also ridiculous but in so many different ways. One – it’s way prettier than FB. Two – seasonally healthy and delicious – take that Twitter. And three – soups. Enough said! Pinning!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    October 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I love the simplicity of this soup girl! Something that could be easily whipped up on a weeknight 🙂

    I hear you on social media overload. That’s me everyday!

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    October 21, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Made this last night Divs! Came out AMAZING!!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

      HEY WIFEY!!!! I’m so happy! I made it this weekend too. So easy and so delish!

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