Savory Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup (Vegetarian and Vegan)

Savory Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup (Vegetarian and Vegan)

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
195 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 855mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 430mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This silky smooth butternut squash and carrot soup is vegetarian and vegan, making it a great recipe for families and friends with varied diets. Fresh butternut squash (you can use frozen, but it won't be quite the same) is combined with carrots, vegetable broth, garlic, celery, and fresh chopped sage, as well as a bit of soy milk to make it nice and creamy. Serve topped with croutons or with warm multigrain bread, and a spinach salad or roasted Brussels sprouts to round out the meal. Perfect for a fall lunch or a light dinner.

If you need this soup to be gluten-free, just be sure to use a homemade or gluten-free vegetable broth, as all of the other ingredients are completely gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion (diced)

  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 4 carrots (sliced)

  • 3 ribs celery (diced)

  • 2 small or 1 large butternut squash (peeled and chopped)

  • 5 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage (chopped), plus more for garnish if desired

  • 1/2 cup soy milk or oat milk

  • Salt to taste (sea salt or kosher salt)

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Savory Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup (Vegetarian and Vegan) ingredients

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  2. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

    oil in a pot

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  3. Saute the diced onion and minced garlic in the olive oil until the onions turn soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.

    Saute the diced onion and minced garlic in the olive oil in a pot

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  4. Add the sliced carrots and celery and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

    cook carrots and celery with the onions in the pot

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  5. Add the chopped butternut squash and stir just to coat the butternut squash with the oil. Pour in the vegetable broth and chopped fresh sage.

    Add the chopped butternut squash and vegetable broth to the vegetable mixture in the pot

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  6. Coer, and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer and allow the soup to cook for at least 25 minutes, or until the squash is soft.

    butternut squash soup cooking in a pot

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  7. Puree the soup in a food processor or blender, or use an immersion blender.

    butternut squash soup pureed with an immersion blender

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  8. Stir in the soy or oat milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

     Savory Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup (Vegetarian and Vegan), add soy milk

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Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients

Steam expands quickly in a blender and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending. Repeat with the remaining soup.

Tip

If you are apprehensive about peeling and cutting the butternut squash into cubes, you can roast it ahead of time. This will allow you to simply pull off the skin and easily cut up the squash. Roasting will also deepen its flavor, adding another layer to this soup. Just cut the butternut squash in half, scoop out the seeds using an ice cream scoop, and then roast in a 400 F oven until tender and starting to turn golden.

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