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Creamy and comforting butternut squash soup made wtih apples and bacon. This soup is a delicious way to welcome the cooler weather!

Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Bacon.

A delicious fall soup made special with the addition of bacon and apples.
Course Soup
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Grain Free
Keyword butternut squash recipes, dairy free squash soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke

Ingredients

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 4 apples peeled and diced
  • 24 ounces frozen winter squash puree or fresh butternut squash puree
  • 12 ounces vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
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Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Remove all but about two teaspoons of the bacon grease from the pan.
  2. Cook the onion and the apples in the bacon grease until soft.
  3. While the onions and apples are cooking, partially defrost the squash. Place the frozen squash in a large bowl and microwave on 60% power for about 5 minutes.
  4. Once the onions and apples are soft, add the squash, and spices. Cook over medium heat until the squash is hot. Add the broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook to let the flavors blend, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and puree soup using an immersion blender.
  6. Add the orange juice and stir. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Spoon into bowls, and top with crumbled bacon.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover soup in the fridge for 4-5 days.

You can freeze this soup if you like. Let it cool, then put it in freezer bags or freezer safe containers and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If you can't have bacon, leave it out and use olive oil instead of bacon grease.

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Bacon.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 12280IU246%
Vitamin C 32.7mg40%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.