Rating: 4.67 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This soup is so easy to make and tastes so good. You can blend it smooth or leave it chunky. You can top with a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt if you wish. I created this recipe after my nephew's food service class served a very similar version at their 'Big Night' dinner.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour enough water into a baking dish to be about 3/4-inch deep. Lie squash halves into the water with the cut side facing up.

  • Roast in preheated oven until a fork easily pierces through the flesh, 45 to 50 minutes; Remove from oven and flip squash; let cool enough to handle.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute shallots in hot butter until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Pour 3 to 5 cups chicken stock into the pot; stir. Add apples to the stock; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the apples are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Use a fork to scrape the flesh from the butternut squash, finishing with a spoon to get the last bits away from the skin; add to the simmering stock. Add remaining 3 cups stock to the pot, bring mixture to a simmer, and continue to cook until everything is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth.

Cook's Note:

When leaving the soup chunky, I cut the pieces small and use more stock.

In place of chicken stock, I like to use Better than Bouillon(R) Reduced Sodium Organic Chicken Base from Costco(R). I use about 2 heaping spoonfuls, but adjust to your taste.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 13.1mg; sodium 871.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2016
Excellent soup! I roasted the squash, added apple cider and pumpkin, plenty of carrots and heavy cream. It was incredible! Sent some to my brother in law who was ill. My family went crazy for this. For days they text me on how much they loved it. It is addictive you can't stop eating it. By far, this is one of my favorite dishes from this site. Read More
(7)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2016
Excellent soup! I roasted the squash, added apple cider and pumpkin, plenty of carrots and heavy cream. It was incredible! Sent some to my brother in law who was ill. My family went crazy for this. For days they text me on how much they loved it. It is addictive you can't stop eating it. By far, this is one of my favorite dishes from this site. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
Easy and delicious. Since I am vegetarian I substituted veggie broth for the chicken broth. The soup was a real hit on a cold winter day. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
I'm at least an 80/20 Paleo eater and this was a super treat even in the summer. I followed the recipe closely and it was easy to make and delicious to eat. Of course, no sour cream for me, but I can't say I missed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
Tasty thick soup. More like a bisque. Next time I will try the optional white wine. Maybe sherry? It was just fine without it. Could save time by buying pre-chopped veggies. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2020
It lacks flavor. You will need to incorporate spices for flavor to able to enjoy this dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2017
I added some peppers zuchini and summer squash with the onions. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2020
Had too much apple flavor compared to squash, so I added a little clove, cinnamon, curry powder (just a pinch), a tablespoon of half and half, salt and pepper. The spices balanced out the apple flavor nicely. Nice recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2020
Loved this recipe... Added a little bit of nutmeg and cayenne at the end. Will definitely make again! Read More