Smokey Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

It’s been cold in Boston lately (well, aside from that one weird day when it was in the 60s) and a bowl of hot soup has been very appealing. My recent dinners have gone something like this:

Vitamix + vegetable broth + whatever produce needs to get used + spices + hope for the best

It’s easy, a great way to make a dent in vegetables that are starting to look a little rough, and so satisfying.  I also like that there are basically no dishes to wash, as the Vitamix all but cleans itself. I love that thing.

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

And so this is where more butternut squash came into play. Even after lots of squash smoothies, I still had quite a bit that needed to be put to good use. Normally, I’m a planner when it comes to cooking (this is why I love baking so much—measuring!), but lately I’ve been getting more comfortable with throwing a little of this and a little of that in, tasting as I go and learning what works (and does not work) and in what ratios. All of this is to say that I went into yet another butternut squash recipe with zero expectations and ended up with a soup that Aaron proclaimed to be “restaurant-quality” and I can’t wait to make more of…except now I have no more butternut squash. Oh, the irony.

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

Of course, the first time I made this, I didn’t measure anything. The second time, I took notes to share with you. That said, if you decide to make this soup, I would encourage you to taste as you go and adjust the smokiness and the spice according to your own preferences. It’s a forgiving recipe, and I think a good place to start if you’re like me and working on being more spontaneous in the kitchen. And in life, but that’s a whole other post.

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

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Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Smokey Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 6 1/2 cups


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Smoky, cheesy, and a little bit spicy; this butternut squash soup comes together in just a few short minutes. It's also silky smooth with no added oil.

Smokey Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) // picklesnhoney.com

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups (packed) peeled roasted butternut squash (from approximately 2, average-sized squash)
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • sea salt to taste
  • thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 6 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins

Smoky, cheesy, and a little bit spicy; this butternut squash soup comes together in just a few short minutes. It's also silky smooth with no added oil.

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the soup to a large pot and warm over low-medium heat, tasting and adjusting the seasoning as necessary. Alternatively, if you have a Vitamix, you can simply heat the soup in your blender and avoid dishes altogether.
  • Pour a generous serving into your favorite bowl and enjoy!

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  1. Lisa says

    The pictures of this are so vivid. Makes me want to go out and buy butternut squash!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Lisa! I love the color of this soup too. It made the photo editing process very easy!

  2. I have been feasting on soup these last few days! This looks like a great one to try.

    1. Amanda says

      I think a lot of people in Boston have been feasting on soup. 🙂 It got so cold so fast! I’m not ready!

  3. Bookmarked!! Looks delicious 🙂

  4. Cadry says

    That’s so funny that you like the measuring aspect of baking! That’s what stresses me out. With savory dishes, they are so much more forgiving. With baked dishes, if you didn’t measure correctly, you may have thrown off all of the science of the dish.

    Anyway, your soup sounds super tasty! I’ve never added nutritional yeast flakes to a butternut squash soup before, but I’m sure they add a wonderful depth to the soup.

    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. This soup looks perfect for chilly fall days. The Vitamix is an appliance that I covet very much!

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Tricia says

    Looks delicious and I will definitely try it out! I love the smoky side of it and the addition of taco seasoning has me going “wow, why didn’t I think of that?” We add liquid smoke to a LOT at my house. 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Liquid smoke is great for adding depth of flavor! I only discovered it about a year ago and now I use it all the time too. 🙂

  7. Rae says

    This recipe was so easy and amazing. It took me about 20 minutes max to make. It tastes even better the day after. I am on Weight Watchers and the soup is only 2 points a serving. It’s so thick and creamy that 1 cup is enough for a serving. The liquid smoke is a great idea that I never thought of and I am a fan of butternut squash soups. If you leave it in the fridge over night the flavors have time to blend and it even has a cheesy flavor. I will be making a huge batch of this to freeze for emergency meals.

    1. Amanda says

      So glad to hear the soup was a success, Rae! I did Weight Watchers years ago, so I definitely remember being thrilled when a big serving of something was not only healthy/satisfying, but low in points. Great idea to make a big batch and freeze it! I really need to do that more often.

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