Best Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Bisque

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This gluten-free butternut squash bisque is a creamy, warming soup. Seasoned with ginger, cinnamon, and a hint of curry brings out the warm squash flavour. This healthy bisque is also dairy-free, plant-based and diet-friendly.

Whether you’re looking for a creamy, dreamy soup to enjoy on a chilly winter day or seeking out a unique and flavorful way to use up butternut squash, this butternut squash bisque is the perfect recipe for you. 

This soup is hearty and filling thanks to the earthy nutty flavor of butternut squash while still being light enough not to weigh you down. And the best part? It’s naturally gluten-free.

What is a bisque?

A plant-based bisque is a thick, creamy soup typically made with vegetables, broth, or fruit juice. Butternut squash bisque is a delicious and hearty soup perfect for a light lunch. Or, add a side of freshly baked bread for a winter meal.

Is bisque healthier than cream soup?

When it comes to soup, there are a lot of different options out there. But when it comes to bisque, is it any healthier than cream soup?

While it may be tempting to assume that bisque is automatically healthier than cream soup because it doesn’t have dairy, that may not necessarily be the case.

Some store-bought bisques contain higher amounts of fat and salt. This is why making this soup at home is a better choice because you can keep it healthy by controlling the ingredients.

In general, a plant-based bisque is a healthier, lower in calories soup that can be a part of a healthy diet. 

FAQs about butternut squash

butternut squash chopped into large pieces on a cutting board


1. What is butternut squash?

Butternut squash is a type of winter squash that has a sweet, nutty flavor. It’s often used in soups and stews and is a popular ingredient in many gluten-free recipes.

2. What are the benefits of eating butternut squash?

Butternut squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber and potassium. It can also help you feel fuller after eating, making it a healthier option for keeping a healthy weight.

3. What are some tips for cooking with butternut squash?

When cooking with butternut squash, it’s essential to cut it into small pieces so that it cooks evenly. You can also roast the squash before adding it to soups or stews to bring out its natural sweetness.

4. Can you eat the skin from butternut squash?

Yes, the skin is packed with nutrients and fiber. And once cooked, the skin of butternut squash is tender, creamy and very tasty.

Why use orange juice in a butternut squash bisque?

There are a few reasons why orange juice is an excellent addition to a butternut squash bisque. 

First, it adds a lovely sweetness and subtle acidity to the soup. 

Second, orange juice helps to brighten the overall flavor of the soup. Third, it keeps the soup light tasting and lower in calories than if you used dairy.

Overall, orange juice is a fantastic addition to a healthier butternut squash bisque and helps to bring out the best flavors of the soup. So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy bisque recipe, give this one a try!

Are plant-based soups healthier?

close up butternut squash bisque in a bowl


This soup is not only packed with flavor but is also naturally gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients like butternut squash, carrots, ginger, onions and garlic.

While there are many different opinions on whether plant-based soups are healthier than meat-based soups, the truth is that it depends on the ingredients used in each recipe. 

However, plant-based soups generally tend to be lower in calories and fat than meat-based soups. They can also be a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 

So whether you’re looking for a healthful option or want to try something new, give this butternut squash bisque a try!

best sides to butternut squash bisque

Regarding fall soup recipes, butternut squash bisque is a favorite. This creamy, flavorful soup is perfect for a cool autumn night and even better when served with the perfect side dish. 

Here are some of our favorite sides to serve with butternut squash bisque:

1. Crusty gluten-free bread – This is a must for dipping into that rich, creamy bisque. Try our plant based gluten-free low allergen bread.

2. Arugula salad – Top the soup with the slightly bitter greens of the arugula to balance out the sweetness of the bisque perfectly. Add some crumbled goat cheese and roasted pumpkin seeds for extra flavor and texture.

3. Roasted Brussel sprouts – These crispy little veggies are the perfect addition to any fall soup. Check out this roasted Brussel sprout recipe.

4. Roasted Sweet Potato – Another excellent option for dipping into that bisque! Check out this easy roasted sweet potato recipe. Serve them alongside the soup for a sweet and savory contrast.

How to store vegan soups?

When storing soup, the best option is to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will help to keep the soup fresh and prevent it from going bad. If you plan on freezing the soup, be sure to do so in a freezer-safe container. The soup will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.

One of the great things about this soup is that it can easily be made ahead of time and frozen for later. So whether you’re meal prepping for the week or serving up a hearty bowl on a cold winter day, this butternut squash bisque will hit the spot.

This gluten-free butternut squash bisque is the perfect Fall soup! It’s creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make. Plus, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. This healthy soup is sure to become a new Fall favorite!

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  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp. GF dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 2 tsp. GF Thai green curry paste
  • 3 cups GF vegetable broth
  • 1 medium size carrot, diced
  • 2 ½ cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Chopped chives and thin slices of oranges for garnish (optional)
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  • In a medium-size soup pot heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add garlic, basil, cinnamon, ginger and green curry paste and stir to combine
  • Add broth, carrots and butternut squash, cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the carrots and butternut squash are tender
  • In small batches add soup to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth adding orange juice as needed to desired consistency
  • Season with salt and return back to soup pot. Reheat when ready to serve. Garnish with chives and orange slices
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