This Easy Honeynut Squash Soup is super quick and easy to make – you’ll simply roast the vegetables until golden and blend! This blender soup recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30-friendly. Only 8 ingredients!

Tis the season for all things soup! I love a good vegan soup recipe around here, and you know what I love even more? A soup that is made with just 8 simple ingredients, doesn’t even need to go on the stovetop and is so creamy and delicious, you won’t know it’s actually super healthy and nourishing.

Squash soups can tend to be a little sweet for my tastes, and I don’t love when they lean into that sweetness with the maple syrup and cinnamon route, so we’re taking a different direction, and making this honeynut squash soup a more savory version that you’ll be scraping out every drop of. I recently had a butternut squash soup from True Food Kitchen, and I was trying to emulate the super creamy but savory flavor from the soup I had there. With some coconut milk + herbs, I think we nailed it!

Have you ever had a honeynut squash?

Honeynut squash may just be my new favorite squash! They’re like butternut squashes little sister – smaller in size, easier to handle, and a little bit sweeter than their bigger counterpart (but not in a way that will make your soup taste like dessert). They are also absolutely delicious, and super nutritious.

Honeynut squash is an amazing source of vitamin A and beta-carotene – it has two to three times the amount of a butternut squash! It’s also a great source of Vitamins C and E, potassium, magnesium, manganese, folate, calcium, iron, and B vitamins. We love a nutritional powerhouse!

What ingredients do you need? Plus substitution options.

  • Honeynut Squashes: I used two honeynut squash for this. You can also use another squash of your choice, like butternut, acorn, or delicata. They all have their own unique flavors that will work in this soup, but all will be delicious. Just make sure if you’re using a much larger squash, like acorn or butternut, to only use one. For smaller squash, like delicata, keep it at 2 squashes.
  • Shallot: I used one large shallot. Feel free to skip if you don’t have it.
  • Onion: One large yellow onion was perfect for me. You can also use a white onion, or double/triple up on the shallots instead.
  • Garlic: a must! Don’t add the garlic too early – you don’t want it to burn. If you already have roasted garlic on hand, you can skip roasting with the other veggies and just add it right into the blender.
  • Coconut Milk: I used a full-fat coconut milk. Light will also work, but will be slightly less creamy.
  • Vegetable Broth: if you don’t have any, or don’t want to open a box/jar for a small amount, you can also use water – you’ll just likely need a bit of extra salt/seasoning to compensate.
  • Dried Thyme: I love the flavor this adds! You can also add any of your other favorite herbs. If you have fresh thyme, that works well too.
  • Salt & Pepper: add to taste! I don’t love pepper so I went light, but add as much as your heart desires. Don’t skimp with the salt either – we want it to help cut through some of the squashes sweetness.

Let’s make honeynut squash soup!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that if you have a high-speed blender with a soup setting, you don’t even need to put this soup in a saucepan – EVER! Everything can be done on a sheet pan and in the blender.

  1. Halve your squashes and scrape out any of the seeds and stringy insides. Quarter the shallots and onions. Place it all on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, making sure to coat the inside of the squash. Lay the squash cut-side down and bake everything for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the squash is soft. Flip the onions + shallots halfway through, and add the garlic at that time.
  2. Remove from the oven, and scrape the soft squash from it’s skin and place in the blender, along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until completely smooth, adding a little extra broth or water to get to the consistency you like. Taste, and add salt, pepper + herbs to taste.
  4. If your blender has a soup setting, turn that on and let it run until your soup is hot and steamy. Sometimes high-powdered blenders, like a Vitamix or Ninja, won’t have a soup button but will heat the soup if you run the blender for a few minutes – consult your manual for instructions. If your blender does not have a setting like this, transfer to a saucepan and heat over the stove.
  5. Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil or coconut cream and/or toasted pepitas for a bit of crunch! Enjoy :D

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Honeynut Squash Soup

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  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Thos Easy Honeynut Squash Soup is super simple to make — just roast the vegetables until golden and blend! This blender soup recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30-friendly. Only 8 ingredients!


Ingredients

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  • 2 medium honeynut squashes
  • 1 large shallot, peeled & quartered
  • 1 large onion, peeled & quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or other oil of choice
  • 5 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ to 1 cup vegetable broth or water, depending on how thick you like it
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Halve your squashes and scrape out any of the seeds and stringy insides. Quarter the shallots and onions.
  3. Place on the prepared sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, making sure to coat the inside of the squash. Lay the squash cut-side down and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the squash is tender and a knife cuts through easily. After 15 minutes, flip the onions + shallots, and add the garlic to the baking sheet.
  4. Remove from the oven, and scrape the soft squash from its skin. Place in a high-powdered blender, along with the rest of the ingredients. If you don’t have a blender, you can do this with an immersion blender in a saucepan as well, but a standing blender will make it smoother.
  5. Blend until completely smooth, adding a little extra broth or water to get to the consistency you like. Add salt, pepper + herbs to taste.
  6. If your blender has a soup setting, turn that on and let it run until your soup is hot and steamy. Sometimes high-powdered blenders, like a Vitamix or Ninja, won’t have a soup button but will heat the soup if you run the blender for a few minutes – consult your manual for instructions. If your blender does not have a setting like this, transfer to a saucepan and heat over the stove.
  7. Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil or coconut cream and/or toasted pepitas for a bit of crunch! Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1½ cups

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