Worknight Dinner Recipe: Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

by Maris Callahan on October 24, 2008

This weekend I bought myself a present and decided to immediately test it out on a big pot of soup, perfect for one of the first real, true fall afternoons where you really couldn’t wear flip flops because it was just too damn cold and the leaves are turning COLORS like yellow.

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Photo: Real Simple
Yield: 8 cups


1 medium butternut squash (3-4 lbs, cubed)
2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and chopped into dice-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. light butter
1 small white onion, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
4 ribs celery, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth (or homemade stock if you have on hand)
Sage (as a garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare butternut squash (the best instructions I’ve found for how to cook, peel and slice a butternut squash is over at Kalyn’s Kitchen) and dice into chunks.

2. Meanwhile, heat butter over medium-high and add carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Sautee until tender, then add chicken broth, squash and apples and let simmer about 20-30 minutes.

3. Add spices and puree with hand blender (or in a traditioinl blender or food processor in batches) until smooth.

Serve with a dollop of fat-free plain yogurt (pictured) or sour cream if desired.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

alexandra's kitchen October 24, 2008 at 3:00 am

Love emersion blenders! This soup sounds awesome. My mother recently made a sweet potato and pear soup that sounds very similar to this. I like the sound of butternut squash and apple better, however!


Anna October 24, 2008 at 3:00 am

I’ve never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing!


Kalyn October 25, 2008 at 3:00 am

I don’t know how I could have ever cooked without an immersion blender. I love it. Your soup sounds delicious, and thanks for mentioning my squash cutting tutorial!


Leslie October 25, 2008 at 3:00 am

I have an emersion blender on my Christmas list. Maybe Santa will be kind to me!
Thanks for your comment on my potato post!


Jessica October 25, 2008 at 3:00 am

This looks delicious and I love your new design! E-mail me with her contact info. Sorry I’m a little late to the game on this.


bodelou October 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

sounds amazing.

dinner tomorrow. done!


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