Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Our all-time favorite Butternut Squash Soup recipe!

Warming and comforting this Butternut Squash Apple Soup is super creamy (yet cream-less) a little spicy, and full of delicious butternut flavor. Perfect for those chilly days when you need some warmth and are ready to stay in and get cozy!

A big bowl of this soup with a nice slice of crusty bread makes a great lunch or light dinner. Leftover soup tastes even better the next day. It’s super-easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and SO incredibly cozy and delicious. 

Recipe inspiration from our Tuesday Foods Team - Chef Alex Karlinski, Harvest Roaring Fork



  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

  • yellow onion, roughly chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped

  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced (pre-cut works well 3-4 lbs)

  • 3 cups veggie broth

  • 1 sprig fresh sage (about 1 Tbs chopped)

  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper (more to taste)

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

  • pinch of ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 -1 can coconut milk

  • Optional garnishes: diced apple, toasted almonds, fresh herbs, drizzle of coconut milk, smoked paprika, handful of micro-greens or arugula.


  1. Heat 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large soup pot. Add diced onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic, sage + spices and saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

  2. Add vegetable stock, carrot, apple and butternut squash. Toss to combine.

  3. Cook on medium-high until the mixture reaches a simmer. Then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are all tender and mash easily with a fork.

  4. Stir in the coconut milk.

  5. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. (Or you can transfer the soup in two batches into a traditional blender and puree until smooth, being extremely careful not to fill the blender too full with a hot liquid.)

  6. Taste, and season with additional salt + pepper. Add another dash of cayenne if you like more heat. Serve warm, topped with your desired garnishes.