Butternut Squash Soup

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Soup Recipe round up from yesterday! Soup is such comfort food. Easy and filling. And it doesn’t hurt that you can make a big batch and freeze for meals down the road.
Butternut Squash Soup | Rose Tinted Home

Over the weekend I cooked up a batch of Butternut Squash Soup in my slow cooker. This is one of my favorite fall soups. I love pureed soups, but it can be challenging to find savory pureed soups that are low in fat (pureed typically = heavy cream).

Butternut Squash Soup | Rose Tinted Home

However you’ll find this recipe is all vegetable. So delicious but low in calories as well! The only ingredients in this dish are butternut squash, onions, celery, carrots and apples. Heated until tender and soft and then pureed to a smooth creamy texture. Healthy but still satisfying in every way!


Butternut Squash Soup


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp low fat butter spread (I used country crock)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 qt. chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp chili power
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Optional garnish:
  • dollop greek yogurt or light sour cream
1. Heat butter in a large skillet at medium heat. Sauté chopped onions and celery until soft and translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
2. Add cubed butternut squash, baby carrots, chopped apple, sautéed onion and celery to the slow cooker. Pour chicken or vegetable broth over all of the ingredients and add 2 bay leaves to the liquid. Cook on low 6-7 hours or high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
3. Pick out bay leaves and discard. Add spicy mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chili powder to your slow cooker. Using a blender, purée the soup in batches until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
4. Serve with a dollop of plain greek yogurt (or sour cream) or garnished with chives.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you have any other favorite fall soups to share!

4 Comment

  1. Tonight I’m tackling your chicken tortilla casserole recipe! I’ll have to try this one too 🙂

    1. Oh good! Let me know what you think :)!! I have a big bowl of butternut squash soup for lunch today.

      xo Rachel

  2. Mmmm looks delish! Perfect fall dish



    1. Hollyn – I hope you enjoy! thanks for reading

      xo Rachel

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