Roasted Butternut Squash Soup {traditional & Vitamix versions}

A very healthy yet incredibly flavorful recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup that will quickly become a family favorite! Includes a stovetop and Vitamix version.

easy roasted butternut squash soup - traditional and vitamix versions!

We’ve got another doozie of a storm coming in and it looks like it might be the biggest one yet this season. It’s supposed to hit Wed night and go all day Thursday – and I have a plane ticket to NYC on Thursday afternoon. Looks like my long weekend vacation might be shortened a bit.

At least if I get snowed in I’ll have my Vitamix to make some delicious, hot & healthy soups, like this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup! I told you a couple of weeks ago how much I love my Vitamix and why, but just in case you missed it, here’s the reprint:

  1. It works. Go figure, a product that actually does the job it says it will and does it really, really well.
  2. There’s no messing with removing the blade. It stays in there permanently (unless it needs fixing, see #3). No more messing with those little rubber thingies!
  3. It comes with a SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY. And they’ll sharpen your blades for free, so I’m told. Not that you’ll need them sharpened as the blades themselves are actually a bit dull. The Vitamix works so well because the blades go up to 240 miles per hour! It basically obliterates whatever you toss in the pitcher.
  4. You can use it to make soup. What blender can’t make soup, right? Right. But can your blender HEAT UP THE SOUP UNTIL IT’S STEAMING HOT?!! I was skeptical about this point but, I assure you, it really does the job. I now make soup several times a week simply because it takes me five minutes to throw it together and another five while the Vitamix does its thing.
  5. It makes the creamiest hummus you have ever, EVER tasted. I am not kidding. The BEST. HUMMUS. I have EVER tasted.
  6. To clean it you add warm water, a couple drops of dish soap and turn it on. Yep, that’s it. It’s that easy.

easy roasted butternut squash soup - traditional and vitamix versions!

I made this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup in almost no time (ten minutes, tops, if you don’t count the time it took to actually roast the squash). I’ve made this recipe so many times now (yes, it’s that tasty and sooo good for you – bonus!) that I’ve started roasting a few squashes at a time so I have some ready when I want to make some.

I’ve started adding tofu to my Vitamix soups (or any blended soup I make the traditional way, too). You can’t taste it, it just adds a creamy texture so that I don’t feel I need to add milk or heavy cream. MUCH healthier and even this cream-loving-foodie hasn’t missed it!

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easy roasted butternut squash soup - traditional and vitamix versions!


Comments

  1. says

    It looks like you are having so much fun with the Vitamix. I love the vibrant color of your soup. Looks very comforting for the cold weather.

    • says

      Thanks, Erin! I’m with you, I’ve been making it all the time. It’s so filling and tastes so good. The fact that it’s healthy is just a bonus! Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. Cheers!

  2. says

    I use a blender so seldom I’ve never been tempted by a Vitamix. But it’ll heat the soup? And the clean up is that easy? I may have to rethink things! Great soup — I love the flavor of roast squash. Thanks.

    • David Rubin says

      Giving a Vitamix to a cook is like giving a lathe to a carpenter – it opens up all sorts of food possibilities to the creative cook and really stimulates new great ideas that were not possible before.

      As for this soup, a surprisingly good accompanyment is a nutty granola with minimal sweetening since the soup itself is sweet. A very satisfying and healthy breakfast /brunch/snack. I mixed roughly half soup and half granola.

      • says

        I completely agree – it’s been inspirational in so many ways. Very well said, David! And I absolutely love your suggestion of adding granola; what a unique idea (yet seems so obvious even though I’m certain I would never have thought of it). Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Amber says

    I found your recipe through google, and I’m so happy I did. I made this yesterday, and it is delicious! I love the creaminess the tofu adds. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Sylvia says

    Hi, I really love this recipe. I made it for the first time for dinner tonight. I didn’t have tofu on hand. So instead of tofu, I used a handful of cashews, which gave a nice creamy texture to the soup when blended using my Vitamix 750 Pro.
    I’ve been making smoothies and salad dressings with my Vitamix for a while. Thank you for this recipe and for the site. I’m looking forward to trying your other recipes.

    • says

      Wow, I would never have thought to add cashews! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Syliva! I adore my Vitamix – just used it today to make a carrot soup! Have a great weekend :)

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