Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Using herbs and vegetables from the garden along with convenient pantry items makes this hearty soup easy and fast to fix. Your family will devour it. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups diced peeled butternut squash
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • Fresh sage, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 279 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1097mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 10g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the squash, carrot, onion and cumin in oil for 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add 1-1/2 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are tender; cool slightly.
  2. Transfer mixture to a blender; add the tomatoes, cream cheese, basil, chipotle pepper and remaining broth. Cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Return to the saucepan; stir in the beans, corn and spinach. Cook and stir until spinach is wilted and soup is heated through. If desired, sprinkle with fresh sage. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor’s Note: If garnish is desired, sprinkle butternut squash seeds with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Originally published as Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup in Country Woman March/April 2007, p27

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chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 237740
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"I really liked the flavor. I would do this again, just without the seeds of the chipotle pepper and with about a 1/3 of the pepper."

Allison Murphy User ID: 1550331 235682
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This soup is more like a meatless squash chili! Delicious!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 235374
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Excellent recipe! I made two changes because I didn't have all ingredients on hand. I didn't have the chipotle in adobo sauce. I just used dried chipotle: about 1/8 teaspoon, and it was just enough heat. I didn't have fresh basil, so instead of using a can of plain tomatoes I used the kind with basil, oregano and garlic in it. I will be making this on a regular basis this fall."

rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 234338
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"First time I made this, I used one chipotle pepper and it was very hot. Too hot for my husband. I made it again and used a 1/3 of a chipotle and it was perfect. Love this recipe, definitely a great comfort soup!"

KelliHill User ID: 6768571 226608
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Delicious! Didn't have any black beans so just left them out. Still so good."

beckihomecki User ID: 1537566 223129
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"What is there to say but, EXCELLENT!!! I love spice so I add one more pepper in adbo. Also used fire roasted tomatoes and spicy corn. The only thing I do differently is I don't saute the squash first. I just add the first ingredients minus the oil and boil right away. Done it both ways. It's easier just boiling it and it tastes the same either way. Love this soup so much requested a submersion blender for Christmas so I can make it with more ease."

ooh! User ID: 5628505 95766
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"This was AMAZING!!!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2731069 150610
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"Love love loved it!"

cathycooking User ID: 3735084 68098
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Soup was delicious and very filling. The chipotle pepper in adobe sauce provided just a hint of spicy heat -- just right for us. Will definitely make again."

mrsohcook User ID: 7093830 95698
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Delicious! I was looking for a recipe to use butternut squash my In-laws gave me from their garden. This tasted great for a cold winter night. I only used one chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (found it in the Mexican foods in the grocery store), I might use two next time for a little more heat. My husband loved it so I will be making it again."

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