dinner, lunch, soup/stew

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

A creamy mix of smoky and sweet flavors, Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect simple lunch or supper for a cold, wintry day.
Introducing Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup. If you’re lucky, you’ll get it for dinner. If not…

“NO SOUP FOR YOU!” Do you recognize that quote? If you’ve ever watched “Seinfeld,”  the hilarious sitcom about basically nothing, you’ll be familiar with the classic episode entitled “The Soup Nazi.” It’s one of my favorites. The “Soup Nazi” basically discriminates against people he doesn’t like, for whatever reason, as he serves (or refuses to serve) them at his soup counter. It’s a classic! I’ve been watching Seinfeld reruns recently on Netflix as I fold and iron laundry. I had forgotten how funny that show is!

Are you a soup person? I LOVE soup…basically, any kind of soup. There’s nothing quite like a steamy bowl of chowder or French onion to warm up cold toes and fingers.  My son, Thomas, however, isn’t much of a soup fan. I think it just doesn’t fill him up enough. Unless it’s a huge bowl of meaty chili, he would rather eat a steak or chicken breast.

A creamy mix of smoky and sweet flavors, Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect simple lunch or supper for a cold, wintry day.
Maybe that’s a thing with guys. Is soup more of a female kind of food? Now that I think about it, most guys don’t usually order soup at restaurants. “You get soup or salad with that.” They usually get the salad. Maybe we should take a survey of soup eaters to find out the ratio of male to female soup eaters at restaurants.

You know, this is starting to sound like a Seinfeld episode: The Soup Survey. I bet Kramer would LOVE to take charge of that one.  In any case, here’s to SOUP! Whether you love it for an appetizer, snack or dinner, we think soup is essential, especially to survive these cold, bleak winter days! SOUP FOR YOU!

This Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup is one of the 7 recipes included this week in our Veggie Challenge. This is officially week 2 of our challenge! (The Veggie Challenge is over, but you can still grab a copy of the E-book here!)

Veggie Challenge! Take charge of your health by joining the veggie challenge, which includes weekly recipes, a shopping list and prizes!
Whole Foods: $25 gift card!

Great Harvest (Draper location): Delicious Raspberry Jam and Pure Clover Honey.

Tagge’s Famous Fruit: Sweet Corn Salsa (you guys, this stuff is amazing).

Kodiak Cakes: Buttermilk Flapjack and Waffle Mix (protein-packed of course), Bear Country Oatmeal Cookie Mix, and four adorable and delicious on-the-go mixes (flapjacks, granola and muffins!)

World Market: A beautiful copper colander and measuring cups.

We are excited to announce the winner of our week one giveaway! Drum roll please…Shelley Garries! Congrats Shelley!

You want in for week two? Eat those VEG!

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 butternut squash (2 1/2 - 3 lbs.)
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 cup coconut milk


  1. Saute onion in olive oil until soft.
  2. Peel and roughly chop squash, apples and pear.
  3. Add all ingredients except coconut milk. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer until squash is soft.
  4. Add coconut milk and puree in blender until desired consistency.


*We buy fresh, chopped butternut at Costco to avoid the step of peeling and chopping. Much easier!

*Add more or fewer chipotles depending on your heat preference.

*Garnish with pepitas or chopped nuts, plain Greek yogurt and cilantro.


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