I happen to love butternut squash and think it tastes delicious by itself, with a little love from fresh ground black pepper and sea salt. Feel free to add your own flavors or ingredients. Sometimes, I also add in a white onion to bulk up the soup cheaply, add more nutrition (sulfur!), and because I’m crazy about onions. If you haven’t noticed, I add them to everything. Popular ingredients I’ve added into this soup at one point or another are cayenne pepper for spiciness, maple syrup or apples for sweetness, and apple cider vinegar for a tangy acidic flavor. I kept this soup strictly butternut squash, because it’s an awesome vegetable that really doesn’t need a lot of help to taste delicious. Feel free to experiment and let me know how it turns out.