Crockpot quinoa and butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish |

Crockpot Quinoa and Butternut Squash Soup



  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Peel and deseed the butternut squash. Cut it into cubes and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Add in the corn, drained and rinsed black beans, rinsed quinoa (I rinse mine in a fine mesh sieve), minced garlic, undrained fire-roasted petite diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, the vegetable or chicken broth, and the packet of taco seasoning.
  4. Give everything a really good stir, cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the quinoa is cooked and the butternut squash is tender.
  5. Remove the lid and stir everything together really well.
  6. Season with any additional spices and/or salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Top bowls with optional toppings - some shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh lime juice, sour cream, and parsley.

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