Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

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Best Homemade Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of butternut squash soup – and fennel seriously makes this soup so unique and yummy!


While there’s tons of ways to make these sort of soups, this combination of squash, fennel, apple and sage is by far my most favorite. It’s so comforting and perfect during the cold winter season.


Mixed together with savory herbs and rich coconut milk makes for a thick, creamy soup packed with flavor!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Healthy Carrot Ginger and Squash Soup

Many of these recipes involve roasting the squash beforehand, which is delicious, but I’ve found that by simply cooking all the ingredients together until soft and then blending them you still get all that flavor in less time!


This is a one-pot recipe with minimal steps, it’s still incredibly healthy and delicious but without all the extra work. Just cook, blend and serve!


I topped mine with some pumpkin seeds for a little crunch, it’s also delicious with toasted bread. The leaf is just for decoration!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

How to Make Apple Fennel and Squash Soup

To make this yummy soup, start by peeling your butternut squash, carefully cutting it in half and remove the seeds. Cut into chunks and place in a large pot. Add chopped carrots, onion and apples and add coconut milk, fennel, minced ginger, sage, thyme, veggie broth and bay leaves.


Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the squash is tender when poked with a fork, about 25-30 minutes.


Blend with an immersion blender, if you don’t have one let the soup cool until just slightly warm and blend in increments in a blender (to avoid blender damage or a soup eruption!). 


Top with a drizzle of coconut milk and pumpkin seeds, and serve with toasted bread if you’d like!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup
Savory Herbed Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

This soup is great to serve to guests or for whipping together on a busy night.


It’s a healthy, vegan, whole-foods meal to keep you warm all winter long, and I think you’re going to love it!


I’d love to know how you make your butternut squash soups – so far these flavors are my favorite combination by far!


Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup
This recipe is:

  • Sweet
  • Savory
  • Healthy
  • Creamy
  • Thick
  • Vegan
  • Comforting


Try these other vegan recipes:

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots


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Yield: 4 Servings

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Butternut squash and fennel soup is the most comforting meal. Combined with flavors of apple, sage and coconut milk for a delicious soup ready in no time!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 Medium Butternut Squash
  • 3-4 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seed
  • 1 Inch Fresh Minced Ginger
  • 3 Tsp Sage
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion
  • 2 1/2 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk (Full Fat) + more to drizzle
  • Salt/ Pepper to Taste


  1. Carefully cut your butternut squash in half, remove seeds and peel skin off. Cut into small chunks and place in a large pot.
  2. Cut the carrots and apple into chunks and add to pot. Add fennel, minced ginger, sage, thyme, onion, vegetable broth, bay leaves, coconut milk, and salt and pepper to pot.
  3. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender when poked with a fork, roughly 25-30 minutes.
  4. Blend ingredients with an immersion blender.*
  5. Top with pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk, and enjoy with bread if desired!


  • *If you don't have an immersion blender, allow soup to cool a bit and place in a ninja bullet or a regular blender. It's very important to allow the soup to cool to avoid messes or damage to your blender! Place it back in the pot and re-heat it up afterwards! It's an extra step, but an important one!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324

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12 thoughts on “Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup”

  1. Loved this soup but made it with 2 fresh fennell bulbs and about three times the ginger ( bit of a ginger fiend!) So good I’m making it again today and chucking in a couple of parsnips that needed to be used. Such a simple and very healthy recipe!


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