Butternut Squash Soup (5-Ingredient Recipe)

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: January 10, 2024

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5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup with crispy butter bean croutons

Looking for a cozy and wholesome dinner option? Discover our Butternut Squash Soup, a vegan delight that’s both comforting and easy to prepare. This soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it an ideal choice for a nourishing meal. Each serving is filled with the goodness of butternut squash, known for its high fiber and vitamin content.

The recipe features a blend of butternut squash, and butter beans, creating a creamy texture without any dairy. Red onions and a hint of red Thai curry paste add a depth of flavor that’s both subtle and inviting. This soup is garnished with crispy butter beans, adding a delightful contrast in texture.

What sets this soup apart is its simplicity and versatility. It’s perfect for batch cooking and can easily be stored in the fridge, ensuring you have a delicious and wholesome meal ready any day of the week. So, indulge in the warmth and comfort of our Butternut Squash Soup and enjoy a meal that’s as satisfying as it is healthy!

Why This Recipe Works

Simple Ingredients: Uses easily available and minimum ingredients for a fuss-free experience.
Rich in Flavor: The combination of butternut squash and Thai curry paste creates a unique taste.
Highly Nutritious: Packed with vitamins and fiber for a wholesome meal.
Perfect Texture: Blending ensures a smooth and creamy consistency.
Adaptable: Easy to modify for various dietary preferences.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Start by preheating your oven. Prepare the butternut squash and red onions for roasting. Bake the squash and onion-butter bean mixture until tender and crispy, respectively. Blend the roasted ingredients with vegetable broth for a smooth soup. Cook the Thai curry paste in a large soup pot, then stir in the blended mixture for a fragrant soup. Serve the soup with crispy butter beans for added texture.

Ingredient Notes

Butternut Squash: A fall favorite, rich in Vitamin A and fiber. Substitute with pumpkin if needed.
Butter Beans: Adds creaminess and protein. Can be replaced with cannellini beans.
Red Onions: For a hint of sweetness. Shallots are a great alternative.
Red Thai Curry Paste: Provides a spicy kick; adjust quantity to taste.


  • Is this recipe gluten-free? Yes, it’s naturally gluten-free.
  • Are there alternatives to butter beans? Cannellini beans or chickpeas are great substitutes.
  • Can I make this soup in advance? Absolutely, it keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days; just keep the croutons separate. The soup itself cam also be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • Is this recipe kid-friendly? Yes, it’s mild and creamy, perfect for children.

Variations and Tips

Add Heat: Include chili flakes, cayenne pepper, or more curry paste for an extra kick.
Spice it up: Swap the curry paste for your favorite spices; some nutmeg, cumin, or ras el hanout goes very nicely with butternut squash.
Roast Extra Veggies: Toss in carrots, garlic cloves, zucchinis or sweet potatoes for more depth.
Garnish Generously: Top with pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs or a dollop of cashew cream. Sage can also be mixed with olive oil and crisped in the oven to make a delightful topping.
Storage Tip: Keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezing: Freeze in portions for a quick meal.
Reheating: Gently reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Why You’ll Love This Butternut Squash Soup

  • Wholesome
  • Comforting
  • Flavorful
  • Easy
  • Nutrient-Rich

Butternut Squash Soup

5 from 3 votes
5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup with crispy butter bean croutons
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
A nourishing and tasty butternut squash soup with crispy butter bean croutons, perfect for a comforting meal. Made with squash, butter beans, and a hint of Thai red curry.
By Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)


Servings 3


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 3 cups cooked butter beans
  • 2 red onions, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp red Thai curry paste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  • Chop the butternut squash in half length-way and remove the seeds using a spoon. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and place the butternut squash face down. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Line a medium baking tray with baking paper, place the onions face down on it. Add 2 cups of the butter beans, with the olive oil, salt and pepper, and massage to coat. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the beans get crispy.
  • Scoop out the flesh of the butternut squash, and transfer to a large blender, along with the onions, vegetable stock, and the 1 remaining cup of butter beans. Blend until smooth.
  • In a large pot on medium heat, cook the red Thai curry paste for 1 minute, until fragrant. Transfer the blended soup, and mix well. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve into a bowl, and top with the crispy butter beans, enjoy!
Per Serving
Calories 410kcalCarbohydrates 81gProtein 19gFat 5gSodium 381mgFiber 25gVitamin A 1784IUVitamin C 54mgCalcium 181mgIron 7mg
KEYWORDS Comfort Food, Easy-to-make, Flavorful, Nourishing
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  1. Hi there,
    It would be very beneficial if you gave measurements for all ingredients. Butternut squash vary quite a bit in size, as do onions. Making sure our quantities agree makes
    the recipes outcome more uniform.

    1. Hey lovely, thanks for the feedback, we will try to be clearer in the future! In this case they are both medium/regular size, but it’s okay if yours are a bit different in size, our recipes usually allow for flexibility, and you can always add a little more veggie stock to adjust the soup consistency to your liking. I also recommend watching the videos that accompany all our recipes for extra visual cues 😊 Hope you enjoy the soup 💚

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