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Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup from Disney's Boma

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“This recipe is beyond fantastic - it's from Disney's Boma - Flavors of Africa Restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. There are two versions of this recipe, sweet and savory. This is the sweet version. We always time our visits to this restaurant just to have this incredible soup (they only serve it on certain days)! The chefs were gracious enough to share the recipe with me, and it's an absolute favorite in our family! The soup uses heavy ingredients, but you could try lightening it up with splenda, 2%milk, and half-and-half.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small pot, melt the butter and pour over the squash. Season squash with salt and pepper and roast in 325-degree oven for 45 minutes (I use a dutch oven for this recipe, as it transfers easily from the oven to the stove).
  2. In a kettle, mix squash with water. Add heavy cream and milk and puree using an immersion blender. Add sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander.
  3. Make a slurry with the cornstarch and add to the soup.
  4. Add the American cheese and continue mixing until smooth.
  5. Adjust seasoning.

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