This Paleo butternut squash recipe is one of my favorite soups of all time! Butternut Squash, apples and onions are all roasted and then pureed with coconut milk and broth to make a healthy, hearty, creamy soup recipe the whole family will love!
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Whole30 and Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
As we get into the fall and winter cooking seasons, it’s kind of tough to really want to stick with the traditionally healthy foods. The good news is, there are tons of options that are still hearty, rich and still anti-inflammatory and filled with nutrients.
If you scroll on down to the nutrition information, you’ll see the squash provides a ton of Vitamin A, potassium and a bit of fiber.
This recipe uses all fruits, veggies and then some bone broth or regular chicken broth and creamy coconut milk. All of these ingredients are Whole30 and Paleo approved, and if you ditch the nutmeg, it’s AIP friendly as well.
Roasted Autumn Squash Blend
For me, roasting the fruits and veggies makes this paleo butternut squash soup is so much more simple. The blend of butternut squash, sweet potato, onion and apple cooks much more evenly in the oven across a sheet pan, than boiling it in the broth mixture. I’ve tweeted this recipe a lot over the past couple of years and this is my favorite way to do it.
Multi-task. Roasting the veggies also allows you some time to get whatever you’re serving it with, like a roasted chicken, cooking because it’s so much more passive than boiling and stirring and checking the softness of the veggies.
Save Time. Butternut squash is available already peeled and cubed in most product departments, and Costco has it priced the best. Buying it ready-to-roast will shave about 5 minutes off your prep time.
My Favorite Items Used to Make This Soup
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Other Awesome Fall Recipes
Butternut Squash Soup
What You Need
- 1 lb butternut squash ((peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces))
- 1 large sweet potato ((peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces))
- 1 small yellow onion (sliced)
- 1 large Honeycrisp apple ((peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces))
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups Chicken Bone Broth ((or chicken or vegetable broth))
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced )
- 1 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (AIP – replace with more cinnamon)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds (roasted and unsalted (for topping))
How to Make It
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit; Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine butternut squash, sweet potato, apple, onions, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper and olive oil. Toss to coat.
- Evenly spread squash blend on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- In a large pot or dutch oven, bring coconut milk, broth, nutmeg, cinnamon and garlic to a simmer. Remove from heat and add roasted vegetables to the pot.
- With and emersion blender, puree the ingredients until smooth. NOTE: Merely removing all of the lumps will leave you with a grainy texture, you will need to continue to puree for an additional 5 minutes or so to achieve a creamier texture. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
- OPTIONAL: Serve with 1 Tablespoon each of the pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk.
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