Butternut Squash & Chestnut Soup

This soup has a moreish caramelly,  mushroomy taste even though none of them are in this soup. It’s ideal for putting those hunger pangs at bay. Serve with a baked potato which is great for dipping into the soup. Enjoy!

Serves 3-4


230 g thinly sliced onion
340 g chopped butternut squash
200 g chopped chestnuts (I used the Epicure brand: peeled, precooked and ready to use)
2 mince garlic cloves
2 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves
1 litre vegetable stock
Freshly ground salt & black pepper to your taste

*Healthy sauté: easiest way to describe this is you’re cooking with stock or water instead of oil. That’s what I’ve done with this soup so much healthier for us.

Vegan Chestnut & Squash Soup

How To:

  1. Heat the onion with about 100ml of the vegetable stock in a large saucepan for 3 minutes. Best to keep an eye on this and add in more of the stock if it starts to dry up.
  2. Add in the squash and more stock if it’s needed and ‘fry’ for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the largest vegetable pieces goes through easily while the vegetable piece remains firm.
  4. Liquidise until you get to the consistency you prefer.
  5. Season with the salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve with a baked potato.

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The picture above has a mixture of squash and pumpkin but only a butternut squash was used.

Hope you’re having a fabulous Friday and wishing you a very happy and enjoyable weekend.

Til next time!



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Categories: All Recipes, Dairy-Free, Uncategorized, Vegan


Home cook, Irish food blogger and live a plant-based lifestyle. I also co-own of www.herbicarni.com with my hubs where you'll find online courses, vegan chocolates and lots more to help a transition to a plant-based diet or live with someone who is a carnivore.


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2 Comments on “Butternut Squash & Chestnut Soup”


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