Apple Butternut Squash Soup

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Fall is such a delightful season for shopping and cooking… All the squashes have so much to offer from a nutritious point of view, but also benefit from wonderful texture and flavor!

I was inspired to combine four simple ingredients to make this exquisite soup — butternut squash, apples, parsnips and vegetable broth.  That’s it!

No spices or other boosters.  Just simple fruits and vegetables for a soup that won’t deceive you in the flavor department.

I love cooking with butternut squash.  It’s easy to peel and seed and is naturally sweet which makes it an easy food to serve even to the pickiest of eaters.

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2 large gala of fuji apples
  • 2 -3 parsnips
  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable broth
  • large pot for cooking
  • blender

Start by heating the olive oil in a large crock pot. Add the chopped onion and sauté for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.

While your onions are cooking prepare the other ingredients.

Start by peeling the butternut squash. This is easily done with a vegetable peeler.

CU peeling butternut squash

Cut the squash in two and remove the seeds and stringy material. I use an old fashioned ice cream scoop for this which makes this task super simple.

CU scooping seeds from butternut squash

Once cleaned, slice the butternut squash length wise.

Slicing butternut squash

Then cut into cubes about 1 inch in size.

Cutting butternut squash into cubes

Peel and cube the parsnips.

Core and cube your apples. Do not remove the skin. It adds flavor and nutrients 🙂

Add the squash and parsnips to the onions and sauté for about five minutes, until the squash begins to soften.

Add apples and sauté another minute or two.

Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cover.

Cook for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft but not mushy.

Place vegetables and broth into the blender and pulse until smooth. You may need to do this in batches.

Serve hot with garnish of your choice. I added some thin apple slices, a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and fresh tarragon but the soup is absolutely perfect on it’s own.

Enjoy!

Bowl of Apple butternut squash soup

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Apple Butternut Squash Soup

A simple and deliciously fragrant soup that is ready in minutes and oh so comforting!
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Valerie Remy-Milora

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2 large gala of fuji apples
  • 2 -3 parsnips
  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Chop onion and add to pot. Sauté for a minute or two until translucent.
  3. Peel. seed and cube butternut squash.
  4. Peel and cube parsnips.
  5. Add squash and parsnips to pot and sauté for about 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften
  6. Core and cube apples -- do not remove skin -- and add to pot.
  7. Sauté for another minute or two.
  8. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heart and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  10. Ladle vegetables and broth into blender and blend until smooth.
  11. Serve hot with garnish of your choice.

 

Comments

  1. This sounds amazing and thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

  2. This looks like a delicious soup.

  3. alicia szemon says:

    yum! this sounds very good and interesting!

  4. Looks amazing, interesting combination.

  5. I love apples & butternut squash! This recipe sounds like a winner!

  6. Judy Thomas says:

    It looks so delicious, thanks for the recipe 🙂

  7. bunny butt says:

    this looks amazing, i so want to try this

  8. I’ve never tried Butternut squash soup before. This looks delicious!

  9. clojo9372 says:

    I absolutely love butternut squash it’s one of my favorite things to eat — especially for Thanksgiving. I would never think to blend the flavors of BS with Apples. This has got me curious, i think I would like to try this. 🙂

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