Dairy Farmers of Canada

Butternut & Swiss cheese ravioli soup

Our dietitians' favourite

The delicious combination of fall squash and crushed amaretti cookies makes for a warming soup with subtle, sweet earthiness.

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cooking: 20 min - 25 min
Yields 6 - 8 Servings
butternut swiss cheese ravioli soup


  • 2 cups (500 mL) butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 5 amaretti cookies
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) Canadian Swiss cheese grated, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepers
  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) low-sodium beef broth
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 leek green part only, thinly sliced
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Cook squash with garlic in salted water until tender, about 10–15 minutes. Drain and let cool.

In a food processor, crush cookies with breadcrumbs. Add squash and garlic and process until smooth. Mix in egg yolk and 1⅓ cups (325 mL) cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Lay out half the wonton wrappers on a work surface. Place a spoonful of squash mixture in the middle of each wrapper. Brush the edges of each wrapper with lightly beaten egg white and cover with remaining wrappers. Firmly press the edges together to seal the ravioli. Refrigerate until ready to cook or freeze for future use.

In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil with thyme and leek. Add ravioli and cook 3–4 minutes (6–8 minutes if frozen). Serve immediately with 3–4 ravioli per bowl, garnished with the remaining cheese. 


Cheese alternatives: Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 324 Calories
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 2.2 g
Sodium: 445 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 23 % / 254 mg
Folate: 32 %
Selenium: 43 %
Thiamin: 28 %
Vitamin B12: 53 %