Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

6 servings
1 hr

It's definitely soup weather here in Minnesota! And since we've had an abundance of squash, one of favorites this time of year is Butternut Squash soup! It's such a healthy and delicious soup filled with veggies and herbs, and for a little added sweetness and texture, I like to add in a couple of apples too! This soup is a one pot meal and makes a great light lunch served with garlic croutons and a dollop of cream. Or a delicious side to fish, chicken, beef and pork. We also love to serve it as a substitute for traditional squash on Thanksgiving!

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Recipe details

  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients


  • 1 medium Butternut Squash cut, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme fresh (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sage fresh (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (fresh chopped)
  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth Low Sodium
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions


Preheat oven to 400.
Place squash on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and butter, celery, carrots, apples and onion to a dutch oven or large saucepan. Saute over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add in thyme. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add in squash, sage, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Simmer on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Remove the soup from the heat and blend until smooth with either an immersion blender or regular blender. ***Caution soup is hot so if using a regular blender do not fill to the top.
When the soup is the consistency you desire add the heavy cream. Stir until blended.
Serve with sour cream, creme fraiche and a sprinkle of fresh thyme.

Tips

  • ***Caution soup is hot so if using a regular blender do not fill to the top.

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Comments

  • Judy Judy on Oct 20, 2020

    The soup looks so easy to make. Will get ingredients this week and make it this weekend.

  • Patricia ruffino Patricia ruffino on Dec 13, 2020

    This looks great but, I have read this recipe 5 times looking for the apples lol. I will bake them with the squash then continue on I will try this today and send a review.

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    • Patricia ruffino Patricia ruffino on Dec 14, 2020

      Thank you, thought I was going a bit crazy lol they worked well baked as well. great fast recipe by the way thank you


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