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Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23-28 minutes
  • Total Time: 33-38 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex
  • Diet: Vegan


Chipotle peppers give this spicy butternut squash soup with black beans a smoky kick and heat. This is an easy vegan fall – winter soup recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper, finely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, from a can of chipotles en adobo
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and diced
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro plus more for serving
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Plain yogurt and pepitas for serving


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions until they start to soften, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Continue sautéing until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the butternut squash to the saucepan. Then pour in the vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the squash is tender.
  4. Carefully, use an immersion blender to puree the soup. You can also transfer it in batches to a blender to puree, and then return it to the saucepan.
  5. Stir in the black beans, cilantro and lime juice. Warm the soup over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Divide the soup into bowls. Top with a dollop of yogurt, pepitas and chopped cilantro before serving.


To keep the soup vegan, make sure to use non-dairy yogurt for garnish.