November 6, 2016
(updated April 21, 2021)
What’s Inside: This Butternut Squash Soup recipe is an easy vegan meal made from simple ingredients like roasted vegetables, pears, and ginger juice. Perfect for chilly evenings and meal-prepping!
Looking at this Butternut Squash Soup reminds me of everything I love about fall. You know what I mean — the vibrant colors, rich tastes, and warm toasty feelings you get when you’re snuggled up with a good bowl of soup. In other words, heaven!
This soup recipe is extra special because I put some pear and ginger in it, which gives it a whole new depth of flavor. Plus, that ginger heals! After making this for meal prep and eating it for lunch, my sniffles were totally gone.
I first learned about this combination of flavor and healing ingredients at an anti-inflammatory cooking class I took at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. It was such a beautiful evening filled with amazing recipes with great people, and the soup especially took me by surprise. It looked like any other butternut squash soup, but it was SO. MUCH. MORE!
Our chef had us using apples which was great, but I had pears on me at home and tried it that way instead. Both work perfectly in this butternut squash soup recipe. But by far the most important ingredient is the ginger. I love keeping ginger juice in my fridge for when I run out of fresh ginger, and either can be used here. The creamy texture with any of your favorite toppings makes for a stunning and filling meal.
For this delicious and simple homemade Butternut Squash Soup recipe, you’ll need 9 ingredients:
Apart from the taste and nutrition, I love this soup because it’s so easy to make.
This soup is delicious on its own, but my Soda Bread Biscuits and my Kale Apple Salad would made delicious additions to round out this dish as a full meal.
And for added protein, consider this soup with my Baked Breakfast Sausage Patties, Baked Chicken Tenders, or Simple Salmon Cakes!
If you’re a soup lover like me and enjoyed this Butternut Squash Soup, then you’ve got to try my other favorite soup recipes:
Subscribe to my newsletter, and you’ll receive the latest recipes and my best wellness tips to make this a lifestyle!
join the conversation
This is honestly one of the best soups I’ve had! I love the flavors and it just feels so comfy and healing. Such a great recipe!
Agree! so cozy and healing, I’m stoked you enjoyed it, Kendra!
Hello ~ Can you share how much – by weight or measurement – a medium butternut squash yields? I have several small ones I want to use, and I`m wondering what the equivalent in cubes is. Thanks!
Honestly, I’ve used so many sizes! It’s pretty flexible. If you have it already chopped up, I’d estimate 3 cups or so but perhaps double-checking on Google.
LOVED this! I replaced the water with chicken broth and added red pepper flakes. Thank you for your recipe!
That’s perfect! So happy you enjoyed!
Love love love the pear and ginger you add to this! it adds such a wonderful flavor with a perfect bite. Awesome recipe!
I love autumn and I love pumpkin
I’m going to try this delicious pumpkin puree
I love butternut squash soup. But the addition of pear and ginger sounds amazing.
This is such a unique combination. Would surely love to make this amazing soup recipe.
perfect timing! I have such a big butternut squash waiting to be cooked. This seems like the ideal recipe to honor it. My mom used to make a soup like this all the time and never asked for the recipe
What a delicious veggie packed soup!! A great combination of ingredients that work well together, can’t wait to try it!!
Such interesting flavors coming together with this soup! I love that it’s vegan though, I’ll be able to make it for my roommates!
This soup looks perfect for a cold winter evening!
Looks so good! Can’t wait to try this one.
This looks so delicious and yummy! My husband is going to love this! I’m definitely going to make this tomorrow night!
YUM YUM YUM!!! I made this Creamy Squash, Pear & Ginger Soup recipe on my son’s birthday party and people RAVED about it! I made it per your directions and it was wonderful. I even gave you credit for making me shine! THANK YOU!
Isn’t it the best!! So happy to hear it was a hit- thank you! Xo