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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Toasts

This Healthy Butternut Squash Soup is rich and creamy!  With quinoa and broth to thicken it rather than cream, you have got a butternut squash soup healthy enough for any diet.  It's gluten free, vegetarian and has a vegan option! This soup is so rich that you will forget that it is at all healthy. Perfect for those cool autumn nights when you need a little comfort food.
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 252kcal


  • 2 ½ lb butternut squash 1 large
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of quinoa rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 ounces French baguette sliced
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut squash in half and discard seeds. Place cut-side down on a foil-lined cookie sheet coated with olive oil spray. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool slightly and scoop squash into a bowl. Discard peel. Mash pulp.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Add squash, vegetable broth, quinoa, sage, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes too thick, add additional broth or water to thin.
  • Remove from heat and discard bay leaf. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Working in batches, puree mixture until smooth. Return to pan and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and top with goat cheese. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, until warm.


Make it Gluten-Free: Choose a gluten-free bread and make sure that your vegetable broth is gluten-free. Make it Vegan: Choose vegan bread and in place of goat cheese use vegan cheese. (I love Kite Hill cheeses!) Make it Cleaner: Skip the toasts and just enjoy the soup! Make it Quick: Purchase peeled and cubed squash and roast for 20 minutes. Buy pre-cut onion and minced garlic.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1015mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15615IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.9mg