Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - naturally vegan & gluten-freeI’ve got a busy teaching day today (12pm Power @ Burn and 5:25 Row, 6:20, 7:20 & 8:15 Tone @ Btone if anyone wants to come play!) so I’m just popping in quickly on the blog to share this super easy slow cooker butternut squash soup recipe I made the other day.

I freestyled the whole thing, basically just throwing a bunch of random stuff around my kitchen into the crock pot and hoping for the best, and the result was a delicious, filling soup that Joe and I have been eating all week. Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - naturally vegan & gluten-free Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - naturally vegan & gluten-free

This would make for a great Thanksgiving dish if you’ve got a vegan or vegetarian at your table! Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - naturally vegan & gluten-free

Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (pitted, peeled and chopped)
  • 2 large apples (peeled, cored and chopped), I used Honeycrisp
  • 1 yellow onion (peeled and diced)
  • 4 large carrots (cleaned, stems removed and chopped)
  • 4 large stalks celery (cleaned, ends removed and chopped)
  • 1 box low-sodium vegetable broth (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I usually am super generous with the pepper!)

Instructions

  1. Put everything in the slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Squash should be soft and easily squished with a fork.
  2. Transfer to a blender (you'll probably have to do this in two batches) and blend until fully combined. If you have an immersion blender, it'd probably be easier to use that right in the slow cooker.
  3. Serve warm. I like to top mine with croutons and parmesan cheese!
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Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - naturally vegan & gluten-free

Before I get yelled at for classifying this as vegan and gluten-free, yes, I’m aware that the cheese and croutons in the pictures don’t fall into that category. I’m just talking about the soup itself. 🙂 If you meal prep each week, this is an awesome one to add to your plan! It makes a huge batch of soup that you can store in the refrigerator and reheat all week long for a quick lunch, dinner or snack.

What’s your current favorite slow cooker recipe? My oven is broken so I’m in desperate need of slow cooker and stovetop ideas!

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Comments

  1. Just saving lives, one artistic crouton placement at a time 😉

  2. Jan Ramsey Brick says:

    Looks delicious. Gonna give it a try. 🙂

  3. I shall make this and add crumbled bacon to the cheese and crouton party!

  4. This season is the first time I ever had butternut squash soup and it came from Panera. I know that a homemade version would be even better. I’ve been considering a slow cooker and now have even more reason to get one. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yum – I’m all about slow cooker recipes! Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos are one of my favorites for the slow cooker.

  6. Made this last night – it was good! And enough leftover so that it can be another meal, plus a take-to-work lunch!

  7. A good, sweet Soup. To make a little more savory, I added two bay leaves during cooking phase, and garnished with toasted fresh sage and pumkin seeds. Next time, I will add more fresh herbs in the cooking phase

  8. Excellent and easy recipe. This ones a keeper. I’m not vegan so I used turkey bone broth. I’m making it again for Christmas. Thank you!

  9. This is a delicious recipe! I added two bay leaves as suggested in a previous review. Topped each serving with shredded Parmesan and garlic/cheese croutons. I will definitely make this again. Thank you.

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