Looking for butternut squash soup Panera recipe? You’re on the right page! Copycatting a Panera recipe isn’t an easy thing—especially if you want the recipe to offer similar taste with the original. But at least it’s better to try than to just sit and doing nothing, right?

First, let’s note down some ingredients that you’ll need to make the copycat version of butternut squash soup Panera recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs butternut squash, chopped (equal to around 6 cups)
  • 3 carrots, small sized, chopped (one cup equal)
  • ¾ cup of diced, small yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups apple juice/apple cider (not apple cider vinegar)
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 lbs low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (or more)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • Heavy cream (optional)

Cooking methods:

  1. Prep a large pot, and coat the base with oil. Heat it over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onions until translucent. Don’t forget to stir it often.
  3. Then, add the squash and carrots into the pot. Also, pour the apple cider, veggie broth, and spices. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and keep simmering the soup for the next 10-15 minutes. You can as well keep simmering it until the squash and carrots are soft enough.
  5. Continue your journey to remake this Panera squash soup recipe by removing the soup from heat then add pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and butter. Brown sugar should be added at this step as well.
  6. Puree your soon-to-be soup with a hand/stick blender or normal blender. If you are opting for the first choice, make sure to do it in batches. This will ensure that all chunks in your soup is pureed nicely.
  7. Then, taste the soup. You may add salt as much as you prefer, not to forget adding brown sugar, heavy cream, or even veggie broth. Make sure to taste it well so that you don’t need to correct the taste after this step.
  8. Then, take the soup back to the burner, and heat it over medium-high. Serve immediately.

It sounds easy, right? It is indeed easy to make especially if you are having someone to help and totally putting your best into it. By remaking this butternut squash soup Panera recipe, you don’t need to go to Panera anytime you crave for their squash soup.