Cozy, vegetarian butternut squash soup recipes! Celebrate the season with the best recipes for butternut squash soup to warm your soul.
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As the weather gets cool and crisp, there's no better way to embrace the season than by indulging in a warm, soul-soothing bowl of soup.
Whether you're a seasoned vegetarian or simply looking to add more plant-based goodness to your diet, you'll love these vegetarian recipes for butternut squash soup that are sure to warm your soul and become staples in your kitchen.
Why you'll love these
Picture this: the crisp air outside, a blanket draped over your shoulders, and a steaming bowl of butternut squash soup cradled in your hands.
Butternut squash, with its natural sweetness and velvety texture, takes center stage in these recipes, partnering up with a medley of herbs, spices, and seasonal vegetables. Whether you're craving a classic rendition, a spicy kick, or a creative twist on tradition, there is something for everyone on this list!
When is butternut squash season? Don't let the name 'winter squash' fool you! Butternut squash is actually harvested in early fall. However, the thick skin and firm flesh make it so that it can be stored safely for several months with the skin intact.
Here's how to make butternut squash soup ten ways. I can't wait to hear which one is your favorite!
This butternut squash potato leek soup is basically comfort in a bowl. Butternut squash, leeks, golden potatoes, fresh thyme, fresh sage, fresh rosemary. All cooked together and pureed into golden goodness.
This amazing coconut curry butternut squash soup is creamy, a bit spicy, full of flavor, and super simple to make.
There is so much flavor packed into this bowl! The natural sweetness of butternut squash with the smoky richness of gouda cheese, while the chickpeas add a bit of a spicy bite. So good.
If you're like me, you want to make a dinner for your family that checks off all the boxes. This is soup is easy and delicious, nutritious and loaded with veggies, mild yet comforting, and super filling.
If you're looking for a fun seasonal take on tortilla soup, this recipe is for you! Sweet and smoky from the butternut squash, fire-roasted tomatoes and chipotle chili powder, plus a hit of spice and fresh, herby cilantro! Oh, and there's avocado involved.
Three Sisters Stew is a Native American soup made from beans, corn and winter squash, known collectively as the “three sisters.” The combo is traditional in native American gardening because they offer collective benefits planted in combination.
A picture-perfect comforting meal: creamy roasted red pepper and butternut squash soup made with minimal ingredients, and finished with a kick of chile and toasted cumin seeds for added flavor.
Make this vegetarian Panera Copycat Autumn Squash Soup Recipe with butternut squash and pumpkin purée cooked in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or stovetop.
This cozy soup is loaded with fresh vegetables that are roasted to bring out their natural sweetness. Next, the roasted veggies are simmered on the stove with sweet apple and plenty of spices, which take it to a whole other level.
Squash Lover’s Minestrone is chock-full of veggies swimming in a flavorful broth. Add tender pasta and hearty beans and you have a meal in a bowl. Especially if you serve it with a hunk of crusty bread alongside – a must as far as I’m concerned.
I love serving a bowl of hearty soup as a main dish for a family dinner! Crusty bread for dipping is a MUST as well as any side dishes your family loves.
Recommended side dishes:
- Butternut squash rolls (so much squash!)
- Olive rosemary focaccia bread
- Simple side salad
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- A protein of your choice
Try topping your soup with toasted pepitas, herbed croutons, a drizzle of cream or coconut milk, grated cheese, crispy burnt onions, or check out this list of flavorful butternut squash soup toppings!
Recommended equipment and resources
- Soup pot. I love my Lodge dutch oven!
- Immersion blender for pureed soups.
- Deep soup bowls so you can load your soup with toppings.
- Vegetable peeler for peeling butternut squash.
- A beginner's guide to butternut squash
- Best butternut squash dinner recipes
- All of the butternut squash recipes on the site
- Best butternut squash soup toppings
If you make any of these butternut squash soup recipes, please let me know on Instagram or in the comments below! Don't forget to tag me!
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