Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your Crock Pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that’s the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is made with simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry and tastes so flavorful! It’s made without heavy cream but is so creamy and takes only a few minutes to prep. You can make it even easier and use pre-cut butternut squash, this shortcut comes super handy on busy days.

This cozy soup is extra flavorful because the onion and apple are sauteed in butter before adding the squash and everything is cooked in chicken broth. This really deepens the flavor! You really don’t need to add any spices except salt and pepper or exotic ingredients to this soup to make it taste amazing. The simplicity of this recipe and the bold squash flavor make this soup stand out!

Is there anything better than dipping some rustic bread into a big bowl of comforting soup on a cold and rainy day?! This recipe is perfect for those days where you craving something warming that’s simple to make and tastes like home.

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great, healthier winter warmer and so easy to make! Recipe with instructions for Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and stove.

Tips and Tricks for making this Butternut Squash Apple Soup

  • Pre-peeled and cut butternut squash from the grocery store works too! Perfect for those days where you don’t have time to fight with a butternut squash.
  • You can use any apple you have on hand for this recipe. I like Golden Delicious apples best!
  • If you like your soup thinner you can add more stock or water after you’ve pureed the soup. It’s always easier to make a soup thinner than thicker.
  • Sauteing the onion in butter gives this soup extra flavor. Don’t skip this step! I know it is tempting to dump everything in your Slow Cooker or Instant Pot but trust me this extra step is well worth it.

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

Looking for more soup recipes?

Roasted Tomato Soup
Easy Potato Bacon Soup
Instant Pot Carrot Soup Recipe
Curried Cream of Corn Soup
Chestnut Soup with Truffle Froth

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

Tools used for Making this Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Immersion Blender: I love my immersion blender! You can puree soups right in the pot and it is easy to clean and store.
InstantPot: If you don’t have one you need to get one! I love mine and use it all the time. It makes meat so tender, cooks chicken from frozen in 15 minutes, and you can also use it as a slow cooker and rice cooker.
Large Vegetable Peeler: This peeler makes peeling Butternut Squash so much easier and quicker!

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!
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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 220 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into 4 pieces (60g)
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 1/2 pounds butternut squash (1.5kg)
  • 4 cups chicken stock (1 liter)

Instructions

  1. Start with preparing the butternut squash (or use pre-cut): Peel it, remove the seeds, and cut it into 1-inch pieces. You should have about 8-9 cups

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Press saute button. When hot melt 1 tablespoon butter and saute the onion for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
  2. Add chopped apple and saute for 1 more minute. Add remaining butter and let it melt completely. When the butter has melted season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Add butternut squash and chicken stock.
  4. Put on the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Then let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes before quick release.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan melt 1 tbsp butter and saute onion for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  2. Add chopped apple and saute for 1 more minute. Add remaining butter and let it melt completely. When the butter has melted season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker and add butternut squash and chicken stock. (See note 1)

  4. Cover and cook until squash is tender, 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 6 hours on high.

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. In a stock pot melt 1 tbsp butter and saute onion for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  2. Add chopped apple and saute for 1 more minute. Add remaining butter and let it melt completely. When the butter has melted season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Add butternut squash and chicken stock. (See note 1)

  4. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 30-40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

Puree Soup:

  1. Using an immersion blender, process soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more water or stock if needed.
  2. Serve with rustic bread.

Recipe Notes

  1. Depending on the size of your slow cooker or pot you might need to add 1 additional cup of stock. There should be enough water to cover the squash.
  2. Instructions for using a Blender: Let the soup cool for a few minutes then work in batches. Process soup in a blender until smooth. Transfer blended soup to another pot and reheat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your crock pot, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup is a great winter warmer and so easy to make! You can make this simple but so flavorful soup in your Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or on the stove. A delicious healthier soup recipe that's the perfect comfort food for a cozy winter day!

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