Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Easy butternut squash soup! A tart green apple adds just the right balance for the squash. Watch how to make butternut squash soup - included with this easy butternut squash soup recipe.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes

  • Cook time: 45 minutes

  • Yield: Serves 4-6

If you finely chop (1/2-inch) the butternut squash, apple, carrot, celery, and onion, they'll cook more quickly.

Add a smoky flavor to the soup by sprinkling in some smoked paprika. Make the soup a little more creamy by swirling in some sour cream (after you remove the soup from heat).

Butternut squashes come in various sizes. Your ratio of chopped butternut squash to chopped apple should be 3 to 1.


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 1 celery rib, chopped (about 3/4 cup)

  • 1 carrot, chopped (about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped (6 to 8 cups), seeds discarded (see How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash)

  • 1 tart green apple, peeled, cored, chopped (squash and apple ratio should be 3:1)

  • 3 cups chicken stock or broth (use vegetable broth if cooking vegetarian)

  • 1 cup water

  • Pinches of nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper