If you are like me, after eating vacation meals for a week, the first meal you cook at home is a nice bowl of soup. There is just something about soups that are comforting, cozy, and light. No matter the time of year, there is a soup for every season. Winter squash soup and chilly weather go together like peas and carrots.

all in one pot winter squash soup

The ingredients are simple, with a bursting flavor

As you can see, you don’t need much for a comforting pot of squash soup. Ingredients such as garlic, onion, carrots and vegetable broth should be cycled through all of the different things you cook up during the flu season. 

Feel free to add avocado oil instead of olive oil for a fatty acid that provides numerous health benefits to your heart and could reduce blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels.

Also, you can substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth. 

all in one pot winter squash soup

How to make a quick and easy squash soup

You will love this soup not just because of the flavor, or that it’s gluten-free, but also for the easy clean-up afterward, since it’s made all in one pot


1. Start out by heating oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Again, you can use either olive oil or avocado oil for the oil.

all in one pot winter squash soup

2. Add onion, garlic, and a dash of salt. Stir to coat with oil and cook until fragrant and soft.

all in one pot winter squash soup

3. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, squash, broth, thyme, and salt to the pot.

all in one pot winter squash soup recipe

4. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 45 minutes or until all of the vegetables are soft. Remove from heat and allow soup to cool for 5-10 minutes.

all in one pot winter squash soup

5. Gently blend using an immersion blender or in batches using a regular blender. Blend just until smooth, but do not over-blend – just enough to puree the soup, then return blended soup to pot.

all in one pot winter squash soup

6. Add nutmeg, extra salt, and pepper to taste for the finishing flavors. 

7. Serve warm topped with toasted pumpkin seeds (see below) and chopped parsley. 

all in one pot winter squash soup
Let me know how this winter squash soup turns out for you in the comments! I hope you love this soup as much as I do.

All-in-One Pot Winter Squash Soup

Course: Appetizer, lunch, Main Course, Soup
Keyword: soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 256.76kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 small potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups winter squash peeled, seeded, + cubed
  • 32 oz vegetable brother (or chicken broth)
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • dash ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, and a dash of salt. Stir to coat with oil and cook until fragrant and soft.
  • Add carrots, celery, potatoes, squash, broth, thyme, and salt to the pot.
  • Bring to boil and simmer covered for 45 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.
  • Remove from heat and allow soup to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Gently blend using an immersion blender or in batches using a regular blender. Blend just until smooth, but do not over-blend - then return blended soup to the pot.
  • Add nutmeg, extra salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm topped with toasted pumpkin seeds (see below) and chopped parsley.

Notes

Optional: Toasted pumpkin seeds and parsley 
How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds:
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add pumpkin seeds and continuously stir until you begin to hear them pop.
  3. Continue stirring until all seeds are roasted and slightly brown.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer seeds to a bow. Add a dash of soy sauce, tamari, or sea salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 256.76kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.5g | Protein: 5.28g | Fat: 7.51g | Saturated Fat: 1.11g | Sodium: 1529.35mg | Potassium: 1321.59mg | Fiber: 8.37g | Sugar: 9.8g | Vitamin A: 30746.71IU | Vitamin C: 63.92mg | Calcium: 167.62mg | Iron: 5.18mg

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