Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


Soup made with traditional fall crops, butternut squash and Granny Smith apples.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 cups 1/2-inch butternut squash cubes

  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts only

  • ½ cup chopped carrots

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 small Granny Smith apples, cored and diced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage

  • 5 cups chicken stock

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • salt to taste

  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (Optional)


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute butternut squash, leeks, carrots, and celery in hot butter until vegetables are softened, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Stir apples, thyme, and sage into the squash mixture; pour in chicken stock and cider. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover pot with a lid, and cook until vegetables and apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove soup from heat and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  3. Pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Return mixture to pot and season with salt to taste. Garnish individual servings with crumbled bacon.

Cook's Note:

You can also use a food processor or immersion blender to puree the soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
10g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 36mg 180%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 659mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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