Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Yesterday we enjoyed a day off from work thanks to Veterans Day. I work for the government and Josh works for a bank so we usually get all of the random holidays off. We ran a lot of errands, took our friends’ dog for a run/walk, relaxed, and of course did some cooking! The highlight of the day:)

We made a big batch of butternut squash soup and it is the perfect fall soup!!

You puree it until desired consistency, but we kept it pretty thick. I love the orange color. This soup has few ingredients and is so simple to make. I can’t wait to have some for lunch today!!

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

1 yellow onion, chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
I carrot, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, chopped
1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper

Combine olive oil, onion, celery, and carrot in large saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes. Add squash, apple, and broth. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until squash is soft. Puree. Add spices to taste.

Serves 4-6.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. wooooo….love the color of this soup and needless to say that it’s so healthy as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have been wanting to try butternut squash soup and haven’t set on which recipe I am going to use yet. This one looks good. I am sure the apple added some flavor to it. It sure does look wonderful!

  3. Looks beautiful!!!! And the combo with apple sounds really nice. What kind of immersion blender do you have? I am thinking of getting one.

  4. Oh, so beautiful! Any day that produces a soup like this sounds like a good day to me! BTW, I made your tortellini soup last weekend — so fabulous!

  5. Yeah, you can’t go wrong with Elise’s recipes… I love squash soup– perfect for these rainy days I’ve been having here!

  6. A delightful combination! I love the acidulated taste that the apple gives to that hearty soup…



  7. That looks super comforting. I did miss quite a few of your recipes over the week, didn’t I? πŸ™
    Have added you to the “to follow” list. Am not gonna miss any more of your amazing goodies.

  8. apples really? what a perfect idea. And this is one very healthy soup. Wish I had a boat motor (as Emeril calls it LOL).

  9. Butternut squash soup is one of my favs, but the addition of apple just sends it over the top! I’m flagging this recipe for sure!

  10. Veterans Day off? Lucky!

    Haha nice job with the butternut apple soup. It looks delicious and I bet its just as good the second day. Maybe lunch should come earlier πŸ™‚

  11. i wish i had gotten veteran’s day off. oh well–i would’ve been completely useless if i had. looks like you got stuff done–fabulous soup. its consistency looks perfect. πŸ™‚

  12. I just bought a big bag of precut butternut squash at Costco (so excited to find this!)…I’ve never made soup with it, I want to try this! It sounds so good!

  13. Can you use a blender for this soup instead? A friend from church made this for our church supper tonight and it was delicious! She even grew the squash herself in the church garden– an overachiever!

    1. Yes, you can use a blender. Just let it cool for a bit before pouring it in. Glad you liked it!