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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

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This easy-to-make butternut squash soup with sweet potatoes, apples, and warm spices tastes like fall in a bowl.

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

This easy-to-make butternut squash and sweet potato soup is one of my favorites, and I serve it every year for Thanksgiving. The hardest part of making it is wrestling with the butternut squash, so, to make life easy, I call for pre-cut squash from the produce department. Anytime you’re selecting pre-cut produce, make sure it’s fresh; I always grab a package from the back of the shelf, as those tend to have later expiration dates.

What you’ll need to make Butternut Squash and sweet potato soup

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Step-By-Step Instructions

To begin, melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot and add the onions.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Add the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper to the pot.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Add the diced apple and honey.

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Purée the soup with a handheld immersion blender until very smooth and creamy. (Alternatively, use a standard blender to purée soup in batches, being careful not to fill the jar more than halfway. Leave the hole in the lid open and loosely cover with a dishtowel to allow the heat to escape. Pour the blended soup into a clean pot.)

how to make butternut squash sweet potato soup

Stir in the cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and heavy cream.

Bring to a simmer, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you like a sweeter soup, add more honey. To thicken the soup, simmer over low heat until desired consistency is reached.

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

This easy-to-make butternut squash soup with sweet potatoes, apples, and warm spices tastes like fall in a bowl.

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups roughly chopped yellow onions
  • 2 pounds pre-cut butternut squash
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 1½ pounds before peeling)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tart yet sweet apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, cored, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, chicken broth, salt, and pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low; simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the diced apple and honey and purée the soup with a handheld immersion blender until very smooth and creamy. (Alternatively, use a standard blender to purée soup in batches, being careful not to fill the jar more than halfway. Leave the hole in the lid open and loosely cover with a dish towel to allow the heat to escape. Pour the blended soup into a clean pot.)
  3. Stir in the cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. To thicken the soup, simmer over low heat until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Note: This soup thickens as it cools. If necessary, add a bit of water to thin it back to desired consistency.
  5. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The soup can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost the soup in the refrigerator for 12 hours and then reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat until hot. (The soup will thicken up while in the freezer. While reheating, add a bit of water if necessary to thin it to your desired consistency.)

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Sodium: 816 mg
  • Cholesterol: 59 mg

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Comments

  • I didn’t have any sweet potatoes, but I had Yukon gold potatoes, so I substituted those and I didn’t have mace so I added more nutmeg. This was so delicious! Absolutely I will make again. And you’re right, it does taste like Fall!

    • — Gail Fugere on November 21, 2022
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