Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This simple soup brings out the true character of the squash. It has a nice rustic texture.

This serves about 4.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 3 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 ½ cups potatoes, skinned and cubed
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh chopped chives (and a little more for garnish)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Large saucepan
  • Immersion blender or food processor


  1. Heat olive oil in saucepan and add minced onion.
  2. Cook until onions soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add squash, potatoes, stock, and paprika.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  6. Remove pan from heat and process smooth with immersion blender or pour into food processor and process smooth.
  7. Return pan to medium heat and if using food processor return soup to pan.
  8. Slowly reheat.
  9. Stir in chives just before serving.
  10. Garnish with additional chives.

What you should know

If you have time and like a little more depth to your soup, the squash and potatoes can be roasted.

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