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Panera Bread's Autumn Squash Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This awesome #soup is a terrific #copycat #recipe of #PaneraBread's version. This #glutenfree version can easily be made #vegan. #pumpkin #butternutsquash

Panera Bread's Autumn Squash Soup

Fabulous copycat recipe of Panera Bread's Autumn Squash Soup. This one's filled with butternut squash, pumpkin, apple juice, half-and-half, vegetable broth and seasoned with cinnamon and curry. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds. This soup is gluten free.
4.31 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 extra large butternut squash
  • 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz. can Libby's pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or substitute almond milk or coconut milk if vegan
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • roasted pumpkin seeds for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Peel squash.
  • Remove seeds and cut in chunks.
  • Place in baking dish or on cookie sheet and drizzle with oil.
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 450° for 25-30 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Mash squash with a potato masher and place in a large stock pot.
  • Add pumpkin, apple juice, half-and-half and vegetable broth.
  • Puree ingredients with an immersion blender until well mixed.
  • Add honey, curry, cinnamon, salt and pepper and heat through about 10-15 minutes at a low simmer.
  • To serve, garnish bowls of soup with roasted pumpkin seeds.


NOTE: Adjust the apple juice, vegetable broth and half-and-half according to how large your butternut squash is. If the squash is smaller, decrease liquids. If it’s a whopper you may have to increase this amount. I increased these amounts above the original recipe because I had a whopper butternut squash.
Recipe adapted from Panera Bread.
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Keyword butternut squash, gluten free, pumpkin, soup, vegan
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