This soup is one of my all time favorite soups! I started making this soup earlier this year when Meg and I had a small little Superbowl party. The soup was a hit with us AND all the boys!
This soup is perfect as a side to some roasted chicken or paired with a salad! The flavors are perfect for a comforting fall soup, but it’s surprising light and very low in fat making it a perfect dish for your Live Fit Lifestyle!
You know we are loving our fall recipes right now for the #Lean4Halloween Challenge and just like out Pumpkin Chicken Chili recipe this soup is great to make ahead and freeze for an easy weeknight go-to option!
I just made this soup over the weekend and will be serving it tonight for a dinner party to celebrate moving into a new apartment! Everyone loved it (there weren’t even any leftovers!!), and they had no idea it was healthy! Success! 😉
- 2 medium butternut squash (about 4 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 8 fresh sage leaves
- 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 2 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut each squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
- Brush the flesh of the squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place on a baking sheet, flesh side up. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake squash for about 1 hour, or until fork tender.
- Remove squash from oven and let cool.
- In a stockpot, sauté the apple, onion, and sage in the remaining olive oil. Sauté over a medium high heat for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
- When the squash has cooled enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and place it in the stockpot. Discard the skins.
- Add vegetable broth and water to the stock pot, and season with salt & pepper.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. When finished, stir in milk.
- In a blender or food processor, blend small batches of the soup at a time until smooth.
After you make this tasty and seasonal soup we know you’ll have another favorite meal during you #Lean4Halloween Challenge! After you make this recipe take a picture and be sure to tag us @LiveFitGirls on Instagram and Twitter to let us know how you like it!