Acorn Squash Soup with Apples

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An easy, healthy fall soup recipe made with roasted acorn squash and apples. Seasoned with fresh thyme, sage and grated nutmeg this soup is light, but packed with the best autumn flavors. 


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 3 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 Tbs bacon grease (substitute with regular butter or olive oil)
  • 1+1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1+1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • Stalk of 1 leek, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prick the acorn squash and the apples with a fork. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, or until the squash and the apples have softened. Set aside to cool.
  3. Melt the bacon grease in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped celery, onion, leek, salt and pepper to the pot. Cook the vegetables for five minutes, or until softened.
  4. Add the garlic to the pot and cook until just golden brown. Add the smoked paprika, nutmeg and thyme to the pot and cook for two minutes. Stirring frequently. 
  5. Add the milk and vegetable broth to the pot and bring to a boil. 
  6. Meanwhile, peel the roasted apples, slice, and add into the soup. Cut each squash in half, remove the seeds, and scrape the flesh out into the soup using a spoon. Give the soup a stir, reduce the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the soup from the heat. Remove the bay leaf and sage leaves from the mixture. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until completely smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish with walnuts, fresh sage and thyme leaves, and freshly grated nutmeg. 


Make the soup ahead of time and re-heat when ready to serve. The soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week in a sealed container. 

Keywords: acorn squash, apple soup, roasted acorn squash, fall recipe, healthy soup recipe

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