This Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Carrot Soup recipe was originally published December 12, 2014, images were updated October 2017.
To me, cold weather + soup = comfort. Isn’t a nice, warm soup the perfect thing to eat on a cold, fall or wintery day? Especially when it’s made in the slow cooker and especially when it’s this Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Carrot Soup.
Any time I can throw ingredients into my slow cooker in the morning and have a healthy supper 90% ready and waiting for me in the evening is a huge bonus to my day (this curried cauliflower sweet potato carrot soup is another great slow cooker soup recipe!). I love cooking, but I know you’ll agree with me when I say that there are some evenings when I would just rather not. Do you feel the same some evenings? Those are the evenings this soup is perfect for.
- Peeling butternut squash used to once scare me. Anyone who has peeled one with a knife knows EXACTLY what I am talking about. Skip the knife and peel with a vegetable peeler!
The first steps that go into making this soup is adding the veggies and broth to your slow cooker.
Next, once everything is cooked, you add the coconut milk, the spices, a touch of maple syrup (yes, maple syrup!), and salt.
The types of spices used in this butternut squash sweet potato carrot soup recipe, in addition to the maple syrup (the same blend used in my maple spiced almonds recipe!) may make you think you’re going to end up with a soup that tastes more like dessert. You will not. The spice blend and maple syrup adds a distinct “warmness” to the soup. Does that even make sense? I can’t think of any other way to explain it. You’ll have to make it yourself to taste it for yourself!
And in case you’re wondering, the coconut milk does not leave a coconut flavour but rather, it makes the soup extra smooth and creamy.
I hope this soup warms you up when it gets chilly, and that it becomes a new favourite.
Check out more delicious things you can make in your slow cooker and if you like this recipe, you may also like these other fall inspired recipes:
- Curried Cauliflower Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
- How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
- Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- How to Make Slow Cooker Applesauce
- Carrot Ginger Muffins
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Oh, and the crackers shown in the images above are nice to have on the side with soup for a little crunchy texture. I received a lot of questions about them after I published my Garlic Herb Vegan Almond Cheese Spread recipe, I had included them in those images as well. These crackers are both vegan and gluten free and they are by a brand called Mary’s Gone Crackers, you can find them here.
How to Make Vegan Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
- 1 medium butternut squash , peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes , peeled cubed
- 3 medium-sized carrots , peeled and chopped
- 1 medium onion , chopped
- 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (I used canned coconut milk)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- salt to taste
Add the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and broth to the slow cooker. Set to low and let cook for 6 hours. (If you are in a rush, set to high and cook for 3 1/2 - 4 hours or until vegetables are soft)
Once cooked, puree with an immersion blender until the soup is smooth.
Add in the coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup. Blend again making sure that all spices are incorporated.
Season with salt, to taste.