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THE BEST Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup

If you’re looking for the best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup, you’ve come to the right place. This rich, creamy soup is a popular fall meal that everyone loves. Finding the right topping can transform your soup from good to great.

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Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup - Sour Cream, seeds, and fresh parsley
Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Sour Cream, Pepitas, and Fresh Parsley

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Butternut squash bisque has become a family favorite for lunch or dinner. Finding your favorite toppings for your soup is easy with this list.

Start with your best butternut squash soup recipe and experiment with different combinations to find out what flavors your family like best.

Butternut squash is in peak season in, early fall through winter, in grocery stores. That gives you a lot of time to find your favorite traditional butternut squash soup recipe.

To make butternut squash, start with eaters chicken broth or vegetable stock and add cubed butternut squash and cook over medium heat in a large soup pot for 30-40 minutes. Add spices like curry powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, or black pepper. To give it a rich flavor, add in coconut milk, half and half, or heavy cream at the end of cooking. You can blend the soup when it’s done with an immersion blender, food processor, or regular blender.

Here are the Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup:

Sautéed Apples

Soup Topping Ideas for Butternut Squash Soup
Soup Topping Ideas for Butternut Squash Soup – Sautéed Apples and Granola

Sautéed apple slices in butter, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar are the perfect autumn topping to welcome the cool evenings. The sweet apples make an ideal presentation for when you have guests over.

Granola

If you love making homemade granola, you can sprinkle some on your favorite creamy soups that can use an extra touch of sweetness.

Toasted Seeds

Butternut Squash Topping Ideas - Toasted Seeds
Butternut Squash Topping Ideas – Toasted Seeds

Toasted seeds makes good toppings for butternut squash soup. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and sesame seeds. Creating a wreath pattern like the picture above is a fun way to top off your bowl.

Green Onions

Butternut Squash Soup Topping Ideas - Bacon and Green Onions
Butternut Squash Soup Topping Ideas – Bacon Bits and Green Onion

Chopped green onions are one of the easiest ways to top your favorite soup recipe. You can add both the dark green and white part of the green onions to soup.

Croutons

Keeping a bag of croutons handy for soup night is always a good idea when pressed for time. Homemade croutons are always the best choice, but store-bought croutons work in a pinch.

Fried Sage Leaves

If you’re looking for a soup topping to wow your guests, fried sage leaves are a perfect choice. They are so easy to make.

How to Fry Sage Leaves for a Butternut Squash Soup Topping

Caramelized Onions

A spoonful of sour cream topped with caramelized onions is another simple way to top your butternut squash soup recipe. You can use a sweet onion like Vidalia, or for a more savory flavor, caramelized red onions work well.

Toasted Nuts

Pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, and almonds are just some of the nuts you can toast to top your soup. Place nuts evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Chili Oil

Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup - Homemade Chili Oil
Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Homemade Chili Oil

Adding a drizzle of chili oil to your butternut squash soup can not only add visual interest, but it gives your soup that extra kick you’ll love.

Garbanzo Beans

Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Garbanzo beans
Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Garbanzo Beans, Olive Oil, and Fresh Herbs

Garbanzo beans give butternut squash soup texture and look beautiful on top of soups. A drizzle of olive oil and fresh herbs on top of the beans gives the soup a beautiful presentation. You can also use roasted chickpeas instead.

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Cheese is also a good choice when looking for ideas for topping your soup. Blue cheese crumbles give the soup added depth and flavor.

Red Pepper Flakes

Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup - Red Pepper Flakes
Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Red Pepper Flakes

Red pepper flakes are a perfect complement to butternut squash soup. They add just the right amount of spice to your flavorful soup, and the red flakes look beautiful against the orange coloring.

Fresh Herbs

Using fresh herbs in soups and stews as a topping is popular. Herbs like chives, sage, parsley, and thyme sprigs all complement butternut squash soup.

Bacon

Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup - Bacon
Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Crispy Bacon

Crumbled bacon is the perfect topping for butternut squash soup. The salty flavor and the crisp texture go well with the sweetness of the butternut squash. You can also cook the bacon in maple syrup for a sweet and salty contrast.

Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt

Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup - Sour Cream, Pumpkin Seeds, Fresh Sage, and Red Pepper Flakes
Best Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup – Sour Cream, Pumpkin Seeds, Fresh Sage, and Red Pepper Flakes

A dollop of sour cream, Greek yogurt, a drizzle of heavy cream, and creme fraiche are all excellent ideas for toppings on butternut squash soup. You can create designs on top of your soup bowls for added flair.

Parmesan Cheese Crisps

Butternut squash soup topped with Parmesan cheese crisps makes a perfect combination. You can make plain Parmesan crisps or add flavorful herbs to the cheese.

How to Make Parmesan Cheese Crisps for Butternut Squash Soup Toppings

Roasted Veggies

Adding blended vegetables to the butternut squash base creates a hearty soup. You can top your soup with roasted vegetables like fried broccoli.

You’ve reached the end of Toppings for Butternut Soup. I hope you enjoyed it!

Now you have a list of ideas, and can mix and match toppings for butternut squash soup to create the perfect flavor combinations.

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