Smokin' Butternut Squash Soup. This soup was SO good. And it's delicious either hot or cold so you can serve it any time of the year.
Smokin' Butternut Squash Soup is a hearty soup.
You won't believe how easy and creamy this delicious Smokin' Butternut Squash Soup (dairy free, gluten free, and vegan) is. I think this is my favorite butternut squash soup so far! I'm reposting it now because it's starting to get colder, and butternut squash is plentiful this time of year.
I started with one of those little video recipes on FaceBook. I think it was called Thai Butternut Squash Soup. However, when I clicked over to the website, I couldn't find the darn recipe. There was no way to search for it. Frustrating. So I watched it a couple times and then improvised.
I always think I should learn how to do those quick, little videos, but then I realize that by the time I figure it out, the trend will pass. So, for now, I'll stick to giving you recipes in a searchable blog format.
One year I took a big pot of this soup to Shiloh's Family Camp Weekend and served it for lunch. The temperature that day was about 90F degrees and I decided to serve the soup cold. Several people told me how much they liked it. It's super tasty either hot or cold, so take your pick. And look at the amount of protein in this vegan soup.
What You Need
To make this soup, I used a vegetable peeler, chef's knife, garlic press, zester/grater, cutting board, Dutch oven (affiliate link), measuring cups and spoons, and an immersion blender (it's the best little invention, isn't it?).
Smokin' Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Smokin' Butternut Squash Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
- 1 medium yellow onion peeled and diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated (about a 2" piece)
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 2 large carrots peeled and diced
- One large butternut squash peeled, seeded and diced
- 8 cups water
- 2 teaspoons Better than Bouillon vegetable seasoning
- 16 ounces dry red lentils
- 2 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper or more, to taste
- 2 13.5- ounce cans of lite coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon lime juice to garnish
- Heat the olive oil in the Dutch oven over medium high heat.
- Add the onion and sauté until the onions are translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and ginger and stir.
- Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, bouillon, and water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for about 20 minutes.
- Stir in the lentils, curry paste, smoked paprika, and pepper. Continue cooking for about 10-15 minutes until the lentils and vegetables are soft.
- Add the coconut milk and use the emulsion blender, blending until smooth.
- Stir in the lime juice and serve immediately or refrigerate overnight to serve cold.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF (contains coconut), SF, EF, V, VG*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop October 3, 2017 and updated October 20, 2021.