Classic Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This Classic Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is ultra creamy and satisfying on a cool Fall eve. I start with all the classic elements of this soup and build in some fun add-ins. If you are interested for more layers of flavor, try them all! I also prefer a vegan version but feel free to use the more traditional substitutions noted. Seve with a chunk of whole wheat bread or side salad.

Classic Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Classic Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This Classic Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is perfect for a crisp Fall night. You'll want to curl up with a bowl of this time and time again. Feel free to keep to the classic canvas I start with or explore some of the flavor add-ins. Hope you enjoy!
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Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Soup


  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 1 white onion , chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 stalks celery , chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger , peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups low-sodium veggie broth
  • 8 oz silken tofu (or sub 1 cup preferred milk)

Optional Ingredients (I use them all!)

  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp for mild, 1/2 for medium)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest


  • To make squash easier to handle this is my preferred method for breaking it down: Slice in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Place face-down in microwave-safe dish and add in 1/2 inch water to bottom. Microwave on high until easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Once cooled enough to handle, remove peel and cut in cubes.
  • Add cubed squash and remaining ingredients, except for tofu (or milk) and optional add-ins, to a large soup pot. Bring to boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add in tofu (or milk) and all of the optional add-ins.
  • Blend until smooth using an immersion blender or standing blender.
  • If using cayenne, start with 1/4 teaspoon and adjust up if desired.
  • Seve with a chunk of whole wheat bread or side salad. Enjoy!
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