Fall rolls around, the weather cools down, and I crave a warm creamy bowl of soup. That’s where this butternut squash soup recipe comes on the scene.

It is completely plant based, vegan and so flavorful! A healthy homemade soup is my favorite way to warm up from the inside out. Good heavens I can’t stand being cold! Like DESPISE it. If Utah wasn’t so beautiful and so great to raise a family I’d be outta here.

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This soup is part of a series of meals that we use during our Your Super detox.

It’s a 5 day- 2 smoothies and one meal a day detox incorporating more plant based super foods into your diet. It has been incredible and the benefits, especially for my parents and friends have been unreal, from weight loss to going off of arthritis medications, less bloating to more energy. You can use our code: osb15 for a discount and we will be sure to link at the bottom of the post to recipes you can use. It’s just 5 days!! Anyone can do that!

We have been eating more meatless meals lately, and it feels great! This butternut squash soup recipe is one we will be making all fall and winter long! It starts with roasted butternut squash which makes the most delicious base for a flavorful health-conscious meal.

A top view of vegan butternut squash soup. It is bright yellow in color and is topped with fresh cilantro and roasted hemp seeds.

What Ingredients Do You Need for Butternut Squash Soup?

Get ready for the most delicious vegan soup you’ve ever had! You’ll want to fill your basket up in the produce section first, and then grab a couple of other items to round it out and garnish it to perfection. Here is what you will need:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Sweet Potato
  • Yellow Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Coconut Milk
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Mellow Yellow
  • Pepitas
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Hemp Seeds (hulled)
  • Cilantro
  • Coconut Milk
  • Salt

The recipe card below contains all the measurements for each ingredient.

Two bowls of vegan butternut squash soup. They are sprinkled with fresh cilantro and roasted hemp seeds. a spoon is next to the soup and the table has scattered hemp seeds and cilantro on it.

How Do You Make Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

We are going to start by roasting several ingredients to deepen the rich nutty flavor of the squash and then we throw everything together for the soup in the blender to make it super creamy. Here are the basic steps. The recipe card contains all the detailed instructions.

  • Roast the butternut squash, onions, acorn squash, sweet potato, and garlic cloves.
  • Blend all the veggies and liquids together. We love to use our Blendtec blender, but you could leave it in the pot and use an immersion blender as well.
  • Simmer on the stove top and add the Mellow Yellow and salt to taste.
  • Prep and add the garnishes.
A bowl of vegan butternut squash soup topped with cilantro and hemp seeds. Another bowl of soup is in the background.

What to Eat with Butternut Squash Soup

So these aren’t at all vegan or healthy, but when I have soup, I must have carbs to sop up all the soup. These are a few of our favorite dunkable carbs:

What are Pepitas?

Pepitas are the seeds from a specific kind of pumpkin. We love to toast them with a little smoked paprika for this recipe to add as a garnish. They add a great pop of flavor and texture to this soup.

A bowl or bright yellow vegan butternut squash soup. The soup is topped with fresh cilantro and roasted hemp seeds. Another bowl of soup is in the foreground.

Can Butternut Squash Soup Be Made Ahead of Time?

This is a great soup for making ahead of time and reheating. It keeps its taste and holds its texture perfectly. Warm it up on the stove top until your desired temperature.

Is Butternut Squash Good For You?

Butternut squash is very rich in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants, which help fight disease.

Butternut squash is also rich in fiber and low in calories.

Two bowls of butternut squash soup. The soup is sprinkled with cilantro and hemp seeds. There is a spoon next to the bowls of soup.

How Long Will Butternut Squash Soup Keep?

Butternut squash soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can Butternut Squash Soup Be Frozen?

If your butternut squash soup is dairy-free, let it cool, transfer to heavy duty freezer bags, and freeze.

If your soup contains milk or cream, make the soup, but don’t add the cream or milk.  Cool and freeze.  Add the cream or mild when you warm it up to serve it.

A bowl of vegan butternut squash soup. The soup is thick and bright yellow in color and is topped with fresh cilantro and roasted hemp seeds.

Butternut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker

To make this soup in the slow cooker, still roast everything in the oven first and blend in the blender. Then add everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Then garnish as directed.

Butternut Squash Soup in the Instant Pot

To make this butternut squash soup recipe in the Instant Pot, add everything except the coconut milk and garnishes into the Instant Pot and cook on “Manual” for 8 minutes. Then pour everything into the blender and purée it. Pour it back into the Instant Pot and cook on “Manual” for another 3 minutes. Then garnish as directed.

A bowl of vegan butternut squash soup sprinkled with cilantro and hemp seeds. A spoon and another bowl of soup are in the background.

You’re going to love this plant based vegan butternut squash soup recipe! It’s time for crisp air, fires in the fireplace, soft warm blankets, cozy slippers and a bowl of this soup!

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Plant Based Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1/2 Butternut Squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 Acorn Squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Sweet Potato, small
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Can Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 teaspoons Mellow Yellow, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Pepitas
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Hemp Seeds, hulled
  • Coconut Milk, for drizzle


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scatter the butternut squash, onions, acorn squash and sweet potato on the pan. Prick the sweet potato a few times with a fork and drizzle everything with a tiny bit of olive oil.
    1/2 Butternut Squash, 1/2 Yellow Onion, 1/2 Acorn Squash, 1 Sweet Potato, Olive Oil
  • Wrap the garlic cloves with their paper still on in a ball of tinfoil.
    3 Cloves Garlic
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until everything is tender, flipping things over as needed so one side doesn’t over brown.
  • Place all veggies, squeezing the garlic out of their papers, coconut milk, and vegetables stock in a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
    1/2 Can Coconut Milk, 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • Pour everything into a large pot and cook over medium heat until simmering. Stir in the mellow yellow as well as any salt to taste.
    2 teaspoons Mellow Yellow, Salt
  • In a small, nonstick pan over medium heat, sprinkle the pepitas with the smoked paprika and cook, stirring occasionally until the spices stick, about 1-2 minutes.
    1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Serve with pepitas, cilantro, hulled hemp seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk!
    2 teaspoons Hemp Seeds, Cilantro for garnish, Coconut Milk, 1/4 Cup Pepitas


You can freeze this soup by letting it cool, placing it in a heavy duty freezer bag, and freezing.


Serving: 1gCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 514mgPotassium: 874mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 18565IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 4mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 50 of the Best Easy Soup Recipes for Families, Soup
Cuisine: American

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