Vegetarian and vegan

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a classic autumn and winter dish. It's easy to make, comforting, and delicious. This vegan version is perfect for those who follow a plant-based diet or are looking for a healthy and nutritious meal option. The soup is creamy, flavorful, and packed with vitamins and minerals. It's also a great way to use up any leftover butternut squash you may have from other recipes.

Growing up, my mother made butternut squash soup every fall. It was always a family favorite, and I looked forward to it every year. When I became a vegan, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy this dish anymore. However, I discovered that it's easy to make a delicious vegan version by substituting animal-based ingredients with plant-based ones. Now, I make this soup regularly, and it always brings back fond memories of my childhood.


  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the chopped butternut squash to the pot and stir to combine with the onion and garlic. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the squash is slightly browned.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the butternut squash is soft and tender.
  5. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until it's smooth and creamy. Be careful when blending hot liquids.
  6. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as needed. If the soup is too thick, add more vegetable broth or water to thin it out.
  7. Serve the soup hot, topped with croutons, toasted pumpkin seeds, or a drizzle of olive oil.

Serving Suggestions

This vegan butternut squash soup is perfect for a cozy night in or as a warming lunch during the colder months. It's also a great starter for a dinner party or holiday gathering. Serve it with a side salad or some crusty bread for a complete meal. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or frozen for later use.

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