Butternut Squash Apple Soup

This easy paleo Butternut Squash Apple Soup is the perfect fall or winter recipe, though we love it so much we make it all year round. My younger son and I adore squash, especially butternut. That’s a good thing, since squash is a healthy, nutrient dense vegetable, full of carotenoids and other beneficial antioxidants. It’s also thought that squash is anti-inflammatory and helpful in regulating blood sugar.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup is spiced with sweet, warming cinnamon. Made with 8 ingredients, it’s super easy to whip up a batch. To make it you’ll need butternut squash, apples, onions, cinnamon, olive oil, and chicken stock or water, plus salt and pepper.

If you use chicken stock in this recipe you’ll have added protein. If you use water as the base this is a wonderful vegan soup recipe. Either way, this easy butternut squash soup recipe is a velvety comfort food that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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Servings 4



  • In a large pot heat oil
  • Caramelize onion, sautéing 10-15 minutes until golden brown
  • Add squash, apple, cinnamon, salt, and pepper and cook for 10 minutes
  • Pour stock into pot and bring mixture to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes
  • In a vitamix, puree soup in very small batches for safety
  • Serve
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
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If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe this one is great for beginners, it’s also very flexible. Other types of squash such as pumpkin, acorn, delicata, and kabocha will work well in it. Warming spices such as ginger and nutmeg would be interesting to experiment with too.

I used a Braeburn apple in this soup, though I think it would work well with other types of apples. Finally, I used a 2 ½ pound butternut squash for this recipe (weight is prior to peeling and de-seeding).

Here are some of my other easy paleo soup recipes:

I absolutely love this soup! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! You are very talented!


55 responses to “Butternut Squash Apple Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I was afraid of the fennel…but it gave the sauce the best flavor! I didn’t have fresh oregano…I’m sure it would have been even better! Thanks so much..it’s a keeper.

  2. Hi Elana,
    I am new to your site. Some great new ideas for me! I have been eating Keto for more than 3 years, don’t want to go back to apples. I dont eat fruit besides for berries, which I can’t get fresh where I live. With what would you replace the apples to make the soup more keto?
    And do you use Tachini? Do you have recipes with Tachini?

  3. I absolutely love this soup! I made it last night (and have made it many other times, too). I’m always surprised how rich the flavor is since the ingredients are so simple, especially since I just use water in the broth. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! You are very talented!

    • Maribeth, thanks so much for letting me know you absolutely love this soup! It’s one of our favorites too :-)

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