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Black Bean Butternut Squash Soup

Black Bean Butternut Squash Soup

Black Bean Butternut Squash Soup

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Spicy black beans mix with sweet butternut squash in this delicious soup that combines two of the best fall soups into one. Secretly healthy and super simple to make this soup will quickly become a new favorite!

Tuesday September 21, 2021

(5 stars from 6 reviews)

Black Beans Butternut Squash Chili Powder Cumin Garlic Olive Oil Onion Pepper Salt Vegetable Broth

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This butternut squash soup is:

  • healthy
  • easy
  • relatively quick (use leftover roasted squash to make this a 15 minute soup!)
  • great for leftovers
  • vegan and vegetarian
  • gluten-free
a hand lifts a spoon of black bean butternut squahsh soup out of the soup bowl resting on top of a wooden board

What does this soup taste like?

This soup is thick - it's sort-of creamy, and its sweet and spicy. I love the sweetness of the squash mixing with spiced black beans in this soup. My husband, however, preferred to add a bit more salt to his soup to cut the sweetness a bit further. He doesn't like butternut squash though so the fact that he was even enjoying it was a massive win in this house! Topping it with some avocado chunks and sour cream gave it the perfect creamy touch as well.

What are the ingredients in this soup?

a top down view of the ingredients needed for black bean butternut squash soup

The ingredients are simple, healthy, and also happen to be completely vegan friendy!

  • butternut squash - naturally sweet and abundant in the fall, I love how versatile squash can be!
  • black beans - the second most important ingredient in this recipe; one 19 oz. can or about 2 cups of cooked beans
  • spices - chili powder and cumin give this soup a delicious spicy twist
  • onion and garlic - for flavor
  • olive oil - helps with the roasting and frying parts in this recipe
  • vegetable broth - you can use as much or as little as you'd like based on your desired thickness (I love super thick soup!) as well as the size of your squash (more broth is needed for larger squash and less for smaller)

How do I make black bean butternut squash soup?

Its really very simple to make this soup!

step one: roast the squash until fork tender, then allow to cool before removing skin

step two: fry onion and garlic in the bottom of a large sauce pan, then add spices, broth, squash and beans (reserive some beans to stir in after) and allow to simmer

the first four steps of making the soup

step three: blend soup with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached (or use a blender, food processor etc.)

step four: add remaining beans, and any remaining vegetable stock you want to acheive deisred consistency, then serve warm with your favorite toppings

a collage of the last steps required to make the soup

Can I use leftover squash for this soup recipe?

Yes, this is absolutely a great use for leftover squash - you will want about four cups of squash. If you don't have enough you can still make it but just be careful with how much broth you use so that you don't make it too think

What if I don't have a food processor?

If you dont have a food processor you can allow the soup to cool a bit and then use a blender or food processor. I prefer immersion blender because it is so much simpler to clean up.

a top down view of the black bean butternut squash soup in the pot

Tips and tricks to make this butternut squash black bean soup amazing:

  • try and get a good squash - you can't always tell from the outside but the tastier the squash the tastier the soup will be
  • use a good quality vegetable broth when you are making this soup; lots of flavor comes from the broth you use so it's important to get one that tastes good!
  • after the soup is done taste and adjust the salt level; I tend to be very conservative with salt usage at first because you can always add more but you can't take it away once its been added
  • line your baking sheet with tin foil to make clean up so much easier when roasting the squash
  • top the soup with some of your favorite toppings - I like sour cream and avocado but tortilla strips would be delicious too

Black Bean Butternut Squash Soup

(5 stars from 6 reviews)

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By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (divided)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 cups veggie broth
  • 1 19 oz. can black beans (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

1. preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheet

Preheat oven to 450 F, line a baking sheet with tin foil and set aside

2. prepare the squash

Arrange the squash slices on the baking sheet, drizzle with half the oil and sprinkle half the salt and pepper overtop

3. cook the squash

roast the squash in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Allow to cool slightly before removing skin

4. prepare the soup

Once squash is finished roasting, heat remaining oil over medium heat in a large pan, then add the onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 3-4 minutes, then add two cups of broth, 3/4 of the black beans, and all of the butternut squash along with the chili powder, cumin and remaining salt and pepper, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes

5. blend the soup

using an immersion blender, blend the soup until desired consistency is reached

6. add additional beans

add the remaining black beans, and thin the soup with additional vegetable broth if desired, heat through and serve warm with your favorite toppings


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Claudia Lamascolo
Wednesday September 29, 2021

I love black bean what a great combo here cant wait to get everything to make it!

Natalie
Wednesday September 29, 2021

It is a fabulous combo! Let me know how you like it!


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Heather Johnson
Wednesday September 29, 2021

wonderful comfort food soup - loved it!

Natalie
Wednesday September 29, 2021

SO glad you enjoyed it! It is such a treat!


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Amanda Wren-Grimwood
Wednesday September 29, 2021

This looks such a satisfying soup and great textures with the black beans too!

Natalie
Wednesday September 29, 2021

It is so filling and delicious!


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Alisa Infanti
Wednesday September 29, 2021

I love the added honey from the black beans in this recipe

Natalie
Wednesday September 29, 2021

Black beans make a great addition!


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Kristen
Wednesday September 29, 2021

This soup was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Natalie
Wednesday September 29, 2021

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!


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Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.


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