Are you a fan of butternut squash? Butternut squash and cold weather go together; may I say more? Like they were made for each other—perfect for soup weather. I was happy to find butternut in our local grocery store and came home to make one of my favorite soups. This butternut squash soup is dairy-free, thick and smooth, and full of complex roasted butternut squash flavor. This recipe has become a popular hit with my Instagram followers.
This roasted butternut squash soup is not your traditional soup but will round out your fall and winter meals. Serve it with homemade croutons on top or even sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches. This cozy soup is perfect for the holidays, too. I made this soup during Thanksgiving and served it with other winter favorites like mashed potatoes and green beans casserole. This easy roasted butternut squash soup recipe is also a great make-ahead meal. This soup tastes even better the next day. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get to it!
How to Blend Butternut Soup
You can transfer the hot soup to a blender and blend.
You can add the remaining ingredients to the pot and blend it with a handheld blender (immersion blender).
The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Here's why my Instagram followers love this recipe:
Butternut Squash Benefits
If you didn't know already, butternut squash is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and other vital nutrients. Beneficial includes better digestion, blood pressure, healthy skin, hair, and more. Also, consuming plant foods, such as butter squash, decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. It can also increase energy and contribute to a healthy weight.
This recipe calls for coconut cream, which complements the butternut squash well. You can most certainly use another dairy-free cream, but I love the hint of coconut in this soup.
I kept this recipe relatively simple, with just a few seasonings and accessible ingredients that you can buy at your local grocery stores. And not to mention inexpensive ingredients.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1 cup of cooked, cubed butternut squash only has 82 calories, 2g of protein, 0g of Fat, and 21g of Carbohydrates.
Toppings are optional
This soup tastes just as amazing without any toppings. But some of my favorite toppings to go with this soup are coconut cream, black pepper, and homemade croutons.