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Butternut squash soup in two bowls sitting side by side.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


A simple and easy butternut squash soup that is creamy and uses cinnamon and Chinese five spice to amp up fall flavors. Warming and delicious!


  • 1 small bulb of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 medium carrot (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 6 cups diced, peeled and cubed)
  • 2 inch of fresh ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp five spice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk or 2 cups cashew milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the root end of your garlic bulb, place on top of a sheet of foil. Drizzle the open end of garlic with 1 tsp of olive oil, cover with foil and roast in the oven for about 10-15 minutes while you chop your vegetables.
  2. Once cooked, allow to cool for a few minutes and then remove the individual cloves of garlic from the peel.
  3. In a large pot, add remaining oil, onion and carrot with a pinch of salt and sauté until onions have softened.
  4. Add the cubed butternut squash with another pinch of salt and stir in ginger and garlic.
  5. Sauté until fragrant and then add in spices, maple syrup, milk, vegetable broth, apple juice and salt.
  6. Stir the contents of the pot together and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until butternut squash is cooked through.
  7. Use an immersion blender to blend the entire soup smooth. You can also place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth as well. Pour soup into bowls and top as desired.


  • You can skip the step of roasting the garlic, but I do feel it adds a very sweet and buttery garlic flavor to the soup. Feel free to mince up half the bulb and stir in when adding the butternut squash.