Roasted Butternut Squash Soup combines the savory notes of roasted butternut squash and onion with the sweet flavor of Gala apples for a creamy vegetarian soup. Add a dash of chipotle pepper for a touch of heat and every spoonful of our butternut squash soup will delight your taste buds.
Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup
When the weather takes a turn and there’s a chill in the air or frost on the pumpkin, it’s time for a pot of homemade soup simmering o the stove top, agree?
Our butternut squash soup recipe is just what you need to warm you up. Made with vegetables and apples, this soup is a vegetarian delight. Roasted butternut squash makes all the difference when it comes to this flavorful soup.
Roasting vegetables caramelizes them and adds a depth of flavor to a recipe. Soup can be made easily just on the stovetop but I wanted to give my butternut squash soup recipe an extra depth of flavor so I roasted the vegetable mixture first.
And yes, you have to do that extra step of roasting the vegetables in the oven, but trust me with this, it’s so worth it! Finish it off with a sour cream swirl and you will even impress yourself with this one!
Butternut Squash FAQ’s
What is butternut squash?
Butternut squash is a winter squash. It has an outer yellow skin and an orange fleshy pulp that becomes a deep orange and sweetens as it ripens.
Is butternut squash a vegetable?
Butternut squash is a fruit, yes a fruit, not a vegetable, that grows on a vine. It is known as a winter squash.
Is butternut squash good for you?
In a word, yes. Butternut squash is good for you because it is nutritious and is rich in:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
What does butternut squash taste like?
Butternut squash has a sweet nutty taste similar to the taste of pumpkin.
Can you eat butternut squash seeds?
The seeds of a butternut squash are edible, either raw or roasted,
Can you eat the skin of a butternut squash?
The outer skin of a butternut squash softens and becomes edible when it is roasted.
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- butternut squash
- Gala apples
- kosher salt
- chipotle chile pepper
- vegetable broth or chicken broth
- half and half
- sour cream
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- 1 pkg. (20 oz.) chopped fresh butternut squash , 5 cups
- 2 Gala apples ,peeled, cored, chopped, 2 cups
- 1 onion ,chopped, 1 cup
- 2 Tbs. butter ,melted
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp. chipotle chile pepper
- 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1/2 cup half and half
- sour cream swirls for garnish
Preheat oven to 425F.
On large baking sheet with sides toss butternut squash, apples, onion, butter, kosher salt and chipotle until evenly coated.
Roast 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender, caramelized and golden.
Combine roasted vegetable mixture and vegetable broth in a sauce pot. Using an immersion blender puree until smooth.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and stir in half and half. Cook until heated through.
Garnish with a sour cream swirl.
Makes 6 cups.
*Feel free to increase the amount of chipotle chile pepper to 1/4 tsp. if you are daring and want a good kick of spice heat!