January 19, 2023

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Homemade Garlic Croutons (gluten free, dairy free and vegan)

This delicious roasted butternut squash soup is super easy to make and perfect for the winter months, especially with my homemade garlic croutons. Its naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan and packs in so much flavour! If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which gluten free bread do you use for the croutons?

Any gluten free bread will work, you just need to cut off the crusts and cut it into small chunks. I used the Asda Free From White Loaf which is the most affordable gluten free loaf I have found and is also dairy free and vegan.

Which dairy free cream do you use in the soup?

For this recipe I used the Elmea plant based double cream. This cream does have a ‘may contain milk’ warning on so is not suitable for milk allergy sufferers (I’m only intolerant!) but any other dairy free cream would work. You don’t actually have to add the cream either, it will still taste nice without but won’t be quite so creamy.

Can I store this in the fridge and reheat?

Yes of course! This soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days and reheated.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes you can freeze this soup. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month and fully defrost before reheating and eating.

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Roasted butternut squash soup with homemade garlic croutons

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • Handful of fresh thyme
  • Salt & black pepper
  • Sprinkle of chilli flakes (add more or less depending on your heat preference)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 white onion (peeled and cut into quarters)
  • 1 garlic bulb (with the top cut off)
  • 50 ml dairy free cream
  • Vegetable stock (around 250-300ml but you can add more or less depending on how thick you like your soup to be)

For the croutons

  • 3 slices gluten free bread
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt & black pepper
  • Sprinkle of garlic granules

Instructions

For the soup

  • Pre heat your oven to 190C. Cut your butternut squash in half and place on a baking tray. Add fresh thyme, chilli flakes, salt, black pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and add the garlic bulb and onion. Roast for another 30 minutes, or until the butternut squash is soft.
  • Remove from the oven and use a spoon to remove the flesh from the butternut squash. Place in a food processor or blender with the cooked onion and squeeze out the content of the roasted garlic. Add the double cream and vegetable stock to the blender and blend until fully combined (add more vegetable stock if needed).

For the croutons

  • Cut the crusts off the bread and cut the bread into small square chunks. Place on a baking tray and drizzle over your olive oil. Add salt, black pepper and garlic granules and place in the oven for around 10 minutes, until the croutons start to harden.
  • Serve the warm soup with the garlic croutons, extra black pepper and fresh thyme.

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

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