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Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy butternut squash soup made with sweet apples, garlic, and thyme is the perfect cozy, light dinner.


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples onion and thyme in a bowl with a spoon

Cozy Winter Squash Soup in Under an Hour!

This easy butternut squash soup can go from grocery bag to dinner table in less than an hour! With minimal hands-on time required, it makes the ideal meal for a busy family. It’s just what you need for a quick, cozy dinner at home, and as an added bonus, it will make your house smell like gloriously autumnal. Thank you golden butternut squash, garlic and thyme!

The secret to making this soup perfectly smooth and delicious is that it is made in our new Ascent Series Vitamix Blender. We gathered all the best fall ingredients, roasted them in the oven and then placed them in our Vitamix for a silky smooth soup. This amazing blender is a game changer for sure.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in a bowl garnished with pumpkin seeds

What Spices Do You Add to Butternut Squash Soup?

There are only three types of butternut squash soup worth having:

While curried butternut squash soup is legit delicious, for this recipe we are leaning hard into classic fall flavors. Nutmeg and thyme compliment the roasted sweetness of the seasonal fall produce like crisp, sweet apples and buttery orange squash. Some people like to add sage and cinnamon, but we wanted to keep the flavors clean and light. In our experience both sage and cinnamon can be overpowering in a soup like this.

a butternut squash cut open
peeling a butternut squash with a vegetable peeler
chopped up butternut squash, onions and apples on a baking sheet for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples

How Do You Make Butternut Squash Soup From Scratch?

Making soup from scratch is super easy—we promise! Our butternut squash soup recipe starts with whole ingredients (apples, squash, onion, garlic) that are simply given a rough chop and then roasted in the oven. Once everything is beautifully browned, we transfer it to our Vitamix blender. It sounds too easy, we know, but there is no catch. This is truly the best butternut squash soup recipe out there, and the fact that it’s also the easiest is just the cherry on top. Once you make it, you’ll be hooked on this warm and flavorful fall dinner!

roasted veggies in the base of a vitamin blender
a vitamix blender full of roasted butternut squash and apples for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples
blended up Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in the base of a vitamix blender

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Butternut Squash Soup.

You could pretty much just shop for everything you’ll need at the farmers market. And that’s our favorite thing to do this time of year! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh produce: butternut squash, onions, apples, and fresh garlic.
  • Herbs and spices: thyme, nutmeg, cayenne, salt and pepper
  • Vegetable Broth or Chicken Stock
  • Olive oil & cream (or coconut cream to make it vegan!)
  • Pepitas (aka toasted pumpkin seeds) for a little crunchy texture.
  • A kiss of heavy cream makes our butternut squash soup recipe silky and smooth, but you can easily swap it with some canned coconut milk to make it a vegan butternut squash soup. However, if it’s health you’re worried about, a little heavy cream doesn’t undo the fact that this is a veggie-loaded,healthy butternut squash soup!
pureed Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in a soup pot
purred Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in a soup pot with cream

How Do You Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup?

This soup comes together in just two quick steps!

  1. Take all the squash, apples, onion and garlic and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss it all in a healthy amount of olive oil, then pop it in the oven! We roast all these perfectly fall ingredients together with thyme.
  2. Transfer your roasted goodies to the blender, and blend!

Tips for Making Butternut Squash Soup:

  • If you don’t have time to peel a butternut squash, you can buy it already cubed at the grocery store.
  • Use a sweet red apple varietal like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp. This will add a lovely sweet note to your soup.
  • Top this soup with pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for an extra special crunch.
smooth and silky Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in a ladle over a soup pot
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples in 3 bowls with a striped linen and a spoon

What Else Can I Make in a Vitamix?

This time of year you can find us constantly making the following things in our Vitamix:

  • Any creamy soup you love! Think tomato soup, pea soup, lentil soup. The list goes on and on.
  • Salad dressings and marinades are also constantly putting our Vitamix blenders to good use and we use them on just about everything!
  • And of course our daily smoothies (using THIS smoothie cup).

Which Vitamix Can Make Hot Soup?

You can make hot soup in any Vitamix! Say what? I know, it’s crazy and it’s awesome. How does it work? The friction of their blades is the trick to making steaming hot soup in under 10 minutes, right in the container, no stove required. It’s yet another way to ensure that this recipe hits your table in under an hour!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples onion and thyme in a bowl with a spoon
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Apples

Did This Stunner Make It Onto Your Dinner Table?

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Butternut Squash Soup

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  25 min
  • Cook Time:  40 min
  • Calories: 273


  • 1 (2.5-3 pound) Butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1 ½ inch cubed about 6-8 cups
  • 1 Yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 Sweet apples, (fuji, gala, honeycrisp), cored & sliced
  • 8 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Sprigs thyme
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup Heavy cream (or coconut cream if you are vegan or whole30)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken stock
  • Pepitas (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the cubed squash, onions (separate the layers), apple slices, garlic cloves and sprigs of thyme on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle veggies with olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Roast 30-40 minutes until squash is fork tender.

  4. During the last 5-10 minutes of roasting bring the broth to a boil and set aside.

  5. Transfer all the roasted veggies (discard the stem from the thyme) along with the cream to your vitamix blender. Add hot broth, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper and secure the lid.

  6. Turn the blender on and slowly increase to the highest speed. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories273
  • Protein3 g
  • Carbohydrates40 g
  • Total Fat15 g
  • Dietary Fiber6 g
  • Cholesterol4 mg
  • sodium423 mg
  • Total Sugars17 g

Butternut Squash Soup

Questions & Reviews

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  • Christine

    don't have vitamix, will food processor work?

    Sure! Or any high powered blender. Hope you enjoy Christine.

  • Kate

    Lovely looking recipe! What is the white shown on top?

    Just a drizzle of heavy cream!

  • Michele

    If you don't have a powerful blender, can you just put the roasted veggies/apples into the soup pot and use an immersion blender? Thanks.

    Yes! That should work just fine.

  • Caitlin

    Does this do well in the fridge if i were to make a day ahead?

    Yes! Wonderfully well! Enjoy.

  • Roni

    I don't have any fresh thyme and all I have is ground thyme what would you recommend I do?

    Use less! The dried ground thyme will be stronger, so start with half the amount called for and adjust for taste as you go.

  • Wayne

    The best thing you could do this weekend. Delicious and healthy.

    Thanks Wayne, we are so happy you loved it!

  • Andi

    Absolutely delicious and so easy!

    Thanks Andi, so glad you loved it!

  • Tiffany

    Love at first bite! Absolutely delicious! Such a flavorful and comforting soup. And easy to make too.

    Thanks Tiffany, happy you enjoyed it!

  • Myr

    The flavor was awesome! But I had to add a cup or two of vegetable broth. After I pureed it it was so thick, like butter.

    Glad you enjoyed it! Happy to hear the vegetable broth helped remedy the thickness. We'll take another look, we didn't get a thick consistency like that.

  • Salva

    Added a bit of Pumpkin and Carrot, also some lemon&orange zest at the end, great soup!

    Thanks Salva, glad you enjoyed it!