This Keto Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious, low-carb soup made with a handful of wholesome ingredients for a heart-warming winter meal with a ginger twist.
This soup has a dairy-free option and is also gluten-free, grain-free, and above all, scrumptious.
Is Butternut Squash Keto-Friendly?
Butternut Squash, or butternut pumpkin as it’s known in Australia and New Zealand, is a winter vegetable with an elongated shape.
Its flesh is rich in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, and potassium and brings about 8 grams of net carbs per 100 grams when raw, slightly less when cooked, making it one of the low-carb vegetables.
How To Make Butternut Squash Soup
Making Butternut soup is easy, and you only need 6 wholesome ingredients.
To make this Keto Butternut Squash Soup, you need:
- A Butternut Squash – peeled with its seeds scooped out and cut in large chunks. Butternut Squash is a low-carb vegetable, suitable for a keto diet.
- Onion peeled, finely chopped. Choose a small onion to limit the total carbs in this butternut squash soup recipe.
- Fresh Ginger – ginger brings a spicy twist.
- Garlic Cloves
- Vegetable Broth – or chicken broth if you prefer, but it wouldn’t be vegetarian or vegan anymore.
- Heavy Cream – or Coconut Cream for a dairy-free version.
Prepare your soup ingredients by cutting the vegetables: chop the onion, grate the ginger, crush the garlic, and slice the butternut squash into small cubes.
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Then, heat a large saucepan or pot with olive oil and add the chopped onion and crushed garlic once the oil is hot.
Let it simmer for a few minutes to color the onion before adding the butternut squash cubes.
Stir the butternut to coat it with oil and onion and cook for a few minutes to let it roast a bit. You don’t have to turn it into a puree before making the soup.
Cooking the Soup
When the butternut squash is fragrant, add the vegetable broth and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low and let the keto soup simmer for at least 15 minutes.
Stir in the heavy cream or coconut cream and blend the soup with an immersion blender.
You can choose to blend it ultra-smooth leaving the blender for longer, or slightly chunky by blending for just about a minute.
Season the soup to taste with more salt and pepper when it’s cooked.
If the soup is too thick, you can adjust it with a touch of coconut milk and boost its flavors.
For a very wintery flavor, you can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Toppings can make a simple soup turn into a delicious, fancy meal.
The most popular soup toppings are
- Shredded blend cheese
- Sour cream
- Oven-roasted chickpeas
- Roasted pumpkin seeds
You can store this Keto Butternut Squash Soup for up to 7 days in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container and rewarm it in a bowl with a microwave or in a saucepan for a few minutes.
It’s also possible to freeze it in glass containers in the freezer. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before heating your soup in a saucepan.
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Keto Butternut Squash Soup With Ginger
Net Carbs 4.6g
This easy, creamy Keto Butternut Squash Soup is ready in 20 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
Cook onion, ginger, and garlic for 3 minutes until fragrant, stirring occasionally.
Add butternut squash pieces. Give a good stir, cover, and cook for 2 more minutes until fragrant.
Add the vegetable broth and salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetable pieces are soft and tender.
Stir in heavy cream (or canned coconut cream) and blend the soup to a smooth consistency using an immersion stick blender. Season to taste.
Serve with a spoonful of coconut cream or heavy cream, grated Parmesan, cracked black pepper.
Note 2: this soup serves 8 plates/people, 1 cup per plate.
Note 3: can be made in a slow cooker.
Keto Butternut Squash Soup With Ginger
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.4g53%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.2g
Vitamin A 7095IU142%
Vitamin B12 0.1µg2%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Vitamin D 0.2µg1%
Net Carbs 4.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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