Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

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?