Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

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You may have tried one of many spicy squash soups before (like our delicious option that uses jalapeños), but you haven’t experienced what can be until you slow cook a squash soup with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Seriously, if you like smoke, earthy sweet, and spicy, this is a go-to soup in the waiting.

Chipotle butternut squash soup, plated and ready to serve

It’s a simple soup to make, just chop, stir, and blend. But plan ahead: You’ll want to really let this slow cook on low for most of the afternoon to get the flavors to meld just right. 

See chipotle butternut squash soup being made

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Chipotle butternut squash soup

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Earthhy, smoky, fiery, and sweet
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Meal
Servings 8 servings
Calories 119 kcal


  • 4 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce diced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more, to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper to taste
  • Sour cream optional, as a topping


  • Transfer the butternut squash, yellow onion, and garlic into a slow cooker.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the chicken stock, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and salt. Stir well, then pour the mix over top of the vegetables in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker to low, cover, and cook the ingredients for 6 hours.
  • Once cooked, transfer the soup into a blender (in batches) and pulse blend until smooth. Return the soup to the slow cooker (to keep it warm). Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with sour cream (optional). Serve.


Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 656mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 24393IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Chipotle Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on October 24, 2022 to include new content.
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Kort Kramer

5 stars
Sounds hearty!

Ruthann Osborne

Hi – can I do this on the stove top?