Paleo, Gluten & Dairy-free Squash & Sweet Potato Soup | Inspired Eats | Eat. Heal. Thrive.

No matter the season, I love a bowl of soup for dinner! There’s something about the warmth of a soup as it travels down to my belly that makes me happy  :) And since it’s summer and the heat is kicking here in Austin, we’re turning to a soup that is great hold or cold, and satisfies our need for coconut oil and yummy fresh veggies. 

This is a vegan friendly recipe too as it omits butter or cream and relies simply on the squash and sweet potatoes for the thick, creamy consistency.  Below is one of our fave recipes, and you can play with the topping suggestions until you figure out your fave dish. We love lightly toasted walnuts or almonds for a nice crunchy/salty treat. 

How do you prefer yours? 

 

 

Paleo squash & sweet potato soup

Paleo squash & sweet potato soup

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, skin removed and cubed
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes/yams, cubed
  • 2 small-medium onions, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • a pinch or two of ground nutmeg and cinnamon
  • ground pepper and sea salt to taste
  • a few dashes of hot sauce (optional)
  • fresh chives, chopped for garnish (optional)
  • bacon, chopped for garnish (optional)
  • toasted walnuts or almonds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by taking your cubed butternut squash and sweet potato and roast in the oven at 350 degrees until slightly browned
  2. Remove from oven and toss with 1 TBSP coconut/olive oil and fresh rosemary in a large bowl
  3. Spread cubes on a baking sheet
  4. Meanwhile, sauté the onion and garlic in remaining coconut oil on low-medium heat until softened and translucent
  5. Add butternut squash, sweet potato and sautéed onion mixture to a large pot
  6. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil
  7. Reduce heat and season with ground nutmeg and/or cinnamon
  8. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth
  9. Next add coconut milk slowly, and continue blending until desired consistency is reached (if too thick add additional broth or water)
  10. Allow time to simmer on low/medium heat for flavours to mingle together – stirring occasionally
  11. Remove from heat and serve in your favorite soup bowls
  12. Finish with a sprinkle os sea salt and ground pepper
  13. Garnish with bacon, chives, walnuts or hot sauce if desired.
  14. Enjoy!
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16 Responses to Paleo, Gluten & Dairy-free Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

  1. Janet says:

    looks great! we make butternut squash soup often since my kids love it too but we’ve never used sweet potatoes too. thanks for the suggestion!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Janet! They definitely add a sweet touch to the soup that the kids love too. Enjoy!

  2. Mike says:

    Are sweet potatoes allowed on the Paleo diet? I’ve seen comments both ways and wondered what you do. Thx

    • admin says:

      Hi Mike,
      The potatoes aren’t ideal on a paleo diet, but if you allow for a cheat meal or follow the Primal Blueprint diet they are ok. All in all, I think it’s important to have the occasional cheat to keep you on track the rest of the time. And if a healthy option like this is a “cheat” then I think we’re doing allright :) But if you’re following Paleo to the book, then omit them and add a touch of stevia if you prefer the soup to remain a touch sweet. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Bailey Frumen Carroll says:

    How do you cut the squash when it's so hard?

    • Hi Bailey – that’s def my least fave part about cooking with squash (which I do a LOT). I use a large chopping knife, starting at the smaller end and cutting straight down the center. It’s not easy and you have to be careful while picking the knife up and working it down again. Make your way along to the fat end of the squash and once you have cut a line all the way long the squash you can stick the knife straight down in the middle of the line you cut (in the center of the squash) and sort of pry it open. I hope this helps!

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