Nancy's Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

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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.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or more to taste

  • 3 large shallots, chopped

  • 6 cups chicken stock, or more as desired, divided

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 (per serving)

238 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 872mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 64mg 322%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1182mg 25%

* 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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