Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Made in under an hour, our Spicy Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love! This roasted butternut squash soup is made with creamy coconut milk and jalapeños for a fiery kick! It is dairy-free, vegetarian, and absolutely delicious.

Fall = Squash Season

We have been obsessed with everything butternut squash this fall. Among all of the different kinds of squash, I have to say that butternut squash is my favorite. I love all of the different ways you can cook it up. You can roast it and use it as a side dish or for an easy meal-prep vegetable throughout the week. You can make Instant Pot butternut squash if you don’t have a lot of time. And, it’s super easy to prepare pureed butternut squash which is great for baked good and…SOUPS!

Why Roasted?

The base of this spicy butternut squash soup is made from roasted butternut squash. We know that you can easily cook it on the stove-top or oven, but we absolutely love how roasted butternut squash tastes.

How Spicy?

I’m a midwestern girl who loves a little bit of spice. For this butternut soup recipe, we used 2 roasted jalapeños, which definitely gives it a kick. If you don’t love spicy foods, we have some modifications for you.
  • Spicy: 2 jalapeños
  • Medium: 2 poblano peppers OR 1 jalapeño
  • Mild: 1 poblano pepper

Roast, Blend, Simmer

This vegan butternut squash soup is made in 3 easy steps and I promise all the work is totally worth it!

Step 1: Roast

Roasting the butternut squash and other veggies is a very important part of this recipe. It adds so much flavor and will get your veggies soft enough to puree. Start off by roasting your butternut squash for 30 minutes. Then add the rest of the veggies. Don’t worry too much about cutting your veggies perfectly because they’re going to get pureed anyway.

Step 2: Blend

Add all of the roasted vegetables from the pan into a large dutch oven or pot. You’ll need to let the butternut squash cool for around 10 minutes before using a spoon to scrape out the flesh so that you don’t burn yourself. Once everything is in the pot, add coconut milk, broth, sage, nutmeg, and vinegar. Then, use a handheld immersion blender and blend away! You can also transfer everything into a Vitamix or high-speed blender and blend it that way.

Step 3: Simmer

Bring the soup to a boil over medium/high heat and then turn to low. Let simmer, uncovered for around 10-20 minutes to further bring out all the yummy flavors.

Is butternut squash soup vegan?

This roasted butternut squash soup is naturally vegan. It’s made with vegetables, coconut milk, and veggie broth, to make it 100% plant-based.

Can you freeze roasted butternut squash soup?

Roasted butternut squash soup can be easily frozen. Follow our “how to freeze soup” tutorial to get a step-by-step tutorial of how to properly freeze this.

Storage

Refrigerator: First, let the soup cool completely. Then, transfer into a glass, airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat: Place soup into a microwave-safe bowl and reheat in the microwave on high for 90 seconds. Alternatively, you can transfer the entire batch of soup back into a stockpot and reheat on the stovetop over medium heat for around 15 minutes.

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4.95 from 19 votes

30-Minute Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Made in under an hour, our Spicy Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
By: Linley Richter
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients 

  • 1 large butternut squash, halved
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 medium jalepeños, or poblano for less spicy
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 leaves fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions 

  • First, preheat the oven to 400ºF and prepare a baking sheet by wiping it with olive oil or spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Next, cut a butternut squash in half hot dog style. remove seeds and place on pan.
  • Bake squash for 30 minutes, remove from oven and add onion, jalapeño, shallot, and garlic to the same pan. Drizzle veggies with olive oil and then bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then, scoop out squash flesh and discard the rind. Place it in a large pot with all of the other roasted ingredients from the baking sheet.
  • Next, add broth, coconut milk, fresh sage, nutmeg, and apple cider vinegar to the pot. Use an emulsifier to blend all of the ingredients together.*
  • Finally, bring soup to a boil and then turn heat to low. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • If you don’t have an emulsifier place all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender, blend, and then put it into a large pot.
  • Updated: this recipe was slightly modified on 10/15/2019. No major changes were made.

Nutrition

Calories: 197 kcal, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 12 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 3 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Lekili
October 5, 2023 7:30 pm
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5 stars
Made this tonight, it was so good. I have been looking for a good spicy squash soup recipe since I lost the one I had. I added a bit of cinnamon as well. I will definitely be making this again. I would say this has a nice burn, it’s not spicy hot, so anyone who doesn’t like spice will like this. It’s the perfect soup for a cold winter’s day.

Last edited 9 months ago by Lekili
Susan
November 29, 2020 5:47 pm
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5 stars
I’ve been following your blog for quite a while. You’re always one of my go to blogs. I really enjoyed this soup. The perfect use for my butternut squash. The jalapeno added the right amount of heat for me. Thanks for another great recipe!

November 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Reply to  Susan

So glad you love this soup, Susan!

Michelle
October 30, 2020 11:10 pm
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5 stars
This soup is delicious! The subtle flavor of coconut with the heat of the jalapenos is fantastic! My butternut squash was on the small side, so when I put the veggies into the oven to be roasted, I also added a large peeled and sliced apple I had on hand. It was the perfect compliment to the flavor, and a great way to round out the sweetness of the soup if you don’t have quite enough squash.

November 6, 2020 1:11 pm
Reply to  Michelle

Glad you guys loved this soup!

Amanda
October 3, 2020 7:52 pm
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5 stars
I have been addicted to Wolfgang Puck canned butternut squash recipe. I looked up the recipe and it was WAY too convoluted with tons of ingredients. I tried this & it is amazing. I had my doubts but it full flavor!

A tip for readers is if you like spicy add more jalapeno maybe 4 but I will have to try next time. Also I don’t really cook much so don’t be afraid to try it!

October 4, 2020 7:34 pm
Reply to  Amanda

Soooo glad you loved this! Thanks for your review!

January 10, 2020 10:42 pm
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5 stars
Just discovered your blog and am slowly working my way through bookmarking all the recipes I want to try! This one is at the top of the list and I was even lucky enough to find the brand of ramen noodles you linked at my local Asian grocery market! A question on the soy milk, can it be subbed for cows milk?

January 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Reply to  Alisha Ross

Hi! This actually calls for coconut milk, not soy milk and we don’t recommend subbing that only because this soup is based on the coconut flavor of that particular milk!

Kayla
November 18, 2019 6:56 pm

They’re saying to roast the squash for 30 minutes, add the rest of the vegetables, and roast everything for 30 minutes. The squash cooks for 60 minutes total, it wont be cooked enough after 30 minutes…