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Make this air fryer butternut squash soup recipe for the whole family. It uses my air fryer butternut squash plus two more ingredients. This soup is creamy, nutrient-packed, and yummy. You can use butter to make creamy soup without cream or use coconut milk as a dairy-free option. In this post, I’ll share how to make roasted butternut squash soup with coconut milk or cream and some of my favorite toppings.
Why Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Here are a few reasons why you should make this creamy butternut squash soup:
- Quick and Easy Recipe: I use the air fryer instead of the oven to roast my butternut squash, which saves me more than 30 minutes of cooking time. This method is also easy and requires minimal cooking skills with simple ingredients. That said, make this tasty winter soup recipe for those cold winter days, or just busy weeknights whenever you’re craving a delicious, hot soup. Also, add this simple recipe to your list of air fryer vegetable recipes and easy air fryer recipes.
- Dairy-free Option: You can make butternut squash soup with coconut milk instead of cream for an easy dairy-free option.
- Creamy Creamless Variation: Replace the cream with butter to make creamy butternut soup without cream.
- Baby and Toddler Approved: my toddler loves butternut squash. So, I make him my air fryer butternut squash and this soup, which actually subs as a great puree alternative for babies.
- Roasted air fryer butternut squash: I air fry the butternut squash to save time instead of roasting it in the oven.
- Chicken broth: I use this for flavor and to make the soup creamy without needing too much cream or coconut milk, but you can use chicken bone broth too to add protein to this soup.
- 24 Herbs Sprinkle Seasoning: This includes garlic powder, grinds of black pepper, and more.
- Heavy cream or Coconut milk: Coconut milk is perfect for a dairy-free variation.
How To Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
My butternut soup recipe takes these 4 basic steps:
- Cut your squash (into squash cubes) with a sharp knife. Then, add the seasoned butternut squash to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Also, you can buy pre-cut butternut from the grocery store, if that’s your personal preference.
- Roast the butternut squash in the air fryer until it has a beautiful golden brown color.
- Add the roasted, air-fried butternut squash to a blender (immersion blender or any standard blender you may have) with the broth and heavy cream or coconut milk.
- Blend until you have a smooth consistency with your blended mixture.
Recipe Tips & FAQs
Roasting Butternut Squash For Soup
In the air fryer:
You can roast the seasoned squash in the air fryer in an even layer and cook at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes per side. I prefer this method as it saves so much time compared to roasting butternut squash in the oven. Of course, time will vary based on the size of your air fryer.
In the oven:
Use the same ingredients and method as in the air fryer recipe. However, in the oven, you’ll roast the squash at 425 degrees for at least 40 minutes, depending on how long it takes for your squash to brown and whether you kept the squash whole.
Suggested Soup Toppings
Some of my favorite butternut squash soup toppings are:
- A swirl of additional coconut milk
- A dollop of sour cream
- Pieces of my crispy air fryer bacon or air fryer turkey bacon
- Nuts & Seeds to add a bit of a crunchy texture
- Herbs & Spices for color and a nice presentation
How to Store Leftover Soup
If you have any leftover soup from this air fryer butternut squash recipe, the best way to store it is in an airtight container for next time (up to 5 days).
Yes. Butternut squash has essential vitamins, minerals, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and other health benefits.
Butternut squash may help with weight loss due to its low-calorie and high-fiber contents. The latter will keep you full for longer and improve your gut health. For the record, one cup (205g) of cooked butternut squash has only 83 calories and 7g of dietary fiber.
Butternut skin isn’t tough, so you can leave it on when making soup. However, if you’re worried about the soup’s consistency, just peel it to be sure.
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Air Fryer Roasted Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash Soup
- 1.5 cup Chicken broth
- 2 tbsp Heavy cream, or Coconut Milk
Air Fry the Squash
- Toss the squash in spices and oil. Then add it to the air fryer basket.
- Roast the squash in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes per side.
Make Butternut Squash Soup
- Add the squash to a blender with the broth and heavy cream or coconut milk
- Blend until smooth.
Roasting Butternut Squash For Soup
In the air fryer:You can roast the seasoned squash in the air fryer in an even layer and cook at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes per side. I prefer this method as it saves so much time compared to roasting butternut squash in the oven.
In the oven:Use the same ingredients and method as in the air fryer recipe. However, in the oven, you’ll roast the squash at 425 degrees for at least 40 minutes, depending on how long it takes for your squash to brown and whether you kept the squash whole.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!