Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – Apple and Ginger
October 28, 2020
Butternut squash soup recipe served in bowl on fancy table

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – Apple and Ginger

A good Butternut squash soup recipe is golden in fall and winter! And this one is my ABSOLUTE favorite! It such an easy recipe and if you're wondering how to make butternut squash soup, I'll walk you through it.

Though you may have never tried a butternut squash soup with coconut milk but that makes it dairy free and oh so creamy! So are you ready?

Best ever Butternut squash soup recipe by Salt Lake Healthy Hostess
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Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

Simple ingredients for butternut squash soup recipe

These butternut squash soup recipe ingredients are yummy, healthy, and oh so delicious. Plus it doesn't take much in the way of fancy ingredients!

  • Cubed butternut squash
  • Cubed apples or no sugar added apple sauce
  • Diced fresh or dehydrated onion
  • Chicken Broth {Vegetable stock for vegan}
  • Butter {Coconut oil/margarine for dairy free}
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Ginger
  • Coconut Milk
  • Maple Syrup

Simmer Butternut Squash

Cubed butternut squash on stove to make soup

This Butternut squash soup recipe is so easy you almost don't need any instructions!

Does it sound weird to have butternut squash soup and apple? Maybe, but I urge you to try it! Start by sautéing your cubed butternut squash, apples {if you have some leftover from your Fall Family Apple Tasting Activity} and onion in butter or coconut oil until lightly browned.

Then add chicken or vegetable stock and simmer until soft.

*BUT If you don't want to deal with cutting apples you can substitute unsweetened applesauce instead.*

Blend It Up

Blending butternut squash for creamy consistency

Once soft blend til smooth in a high speed mixer or use a stick blender. Be VERY CAREFUL as the soup will be hot. I recommend blending in smaller batches.

Butternut Squash Soup Spices

Once blended add in remaining ingredients and let simmer for flavors to merge. I'm a bit of a rogue in the kitchen and season to taste much of the time but the flavors of pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and coconut are amazing compliments to the butternut squash.

When all is said and done, feel free to add more coconut milk, maple syrup, or apple sauce and make this your favorite healthy butternut squash soup recipe!

Butternut Squash Soup Plated

Butternut squash soup recipe in bowl with bread

To plate your butternut squash soup recipe add a few fall leaf corn tortilla chips {Trader Joes} and hearty cranberry bread.

Butternut Squash Soup With Coconut Milk

Butternut squash soup topped with coconut cream drizzle

Do you want to create a beautiful presentation? Start with a drizzle of coconut cream.

Butternut squash soup topped with coconut cream drizzle

Then use a knife and slice through it in opposite directions. It almost looks like a fall leaf doesn't it!?

Toppings for Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup topped with coconut cream drizzle and roasted pumpkin seeds

Then top it with whatever sounds great. Depending on whether you'd like to go sweet or savory with your soup there are several options for toppings.

Sweet Butternut Squash Soup Toppings

  • Diced Sugared Pecans
  • Pumpkin Spiced Pepitas
  • Drizzle of Maple Syrup
  • Thin Slice of Roasted Apple
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg or Cinnamon
  • Coconut Cream – can't forget this one!

Savory Butternut Squash Soup Toppings

  • Sour Cream and Chives
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Hard Cheese like Romano, Parmesan
  • Soft Cheese like Feta, Goat, or Blue
  • Sprinkle of Brewers Yeast for a vegan cheesy flavor
  • Toasted Bread Croutons {not the kind you pick off at the diner}

Enjoy Your Butternut Squash Soup Appetizer

Butternut squash soup recipe served on Thanksgiving table by Salt Lake Healthy Hostess

This butternut squash soup recipe makes an excellent appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner. A wonderful fall meal anytime, it can be beautifully dressed and it's rich flavors are anything but simple.

Dipping piece of harvest bread into a bowl of butternut squash soup

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Butternut squash soup with apple and coconut milk by Salt Lake Healthy Hostess

Butternut Squash Soup With Apple

This deliciously creamy Butternut squash soup has apple, coconut milk, and a hint of ginger to give it rich depth. It is dairy free and vegan.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy free, gluten free, Thanksgiving, Vegan
Servings: 6 Servings


  • High Speed Blender
  • Stock pot


  • 1.7 Lbs Butternut Squash cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Onion diced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Apples peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tb Coconut oil or sub butter
  • 32 Oz Vegetable Stock or sub Chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp Ginger ground, or 1 drop ginger EO
  • 14 oz Canned Coconut Milk
  • Maple Syrup to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Sautee butternut squash, apples, and onion in the coconut oil until lightly browned
  • Add vegetable stock and simmer until squash and apples are soft
  • Blend in high speed blender in small batches or use stick blender until all lumps are removed *CAREFUL it will be hot*
  • Add coconut milk and spices and stir well
  • Sweeten to taste with pure maple syrup
  • Allow to simmer on stove for 30 minutes for full flavor
  • Serve with a drizzle of coconut cream and toasted pumpkin seeds or see notes for additional topping options



For pantry friendly substitutions
  • 1 Tb Dehydrated onion can be substituted for the diced onion
  • 1 Cup Apple sauce can be substituted for the fresh apple cubes
For Non-Vegan recipe
  • Chicken stock can be used in place of vegetable stock 
  • Butter may be used instead of coconut oil 

Topping Options

Sweet Toppings
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sugared pecans
  • Drizzle of maple syrup
  • Pumpkin spiced pepitas
  • Thinly sliced roasted apple
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon
Savory Toppings
  • Sour cream and chives
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Hard cheese like Romano or Parmesan
  • Soft cheese like Feta, Goat, or Blue Cheese
  • Sprinkle of Brewers Yeast
  • Toasted buttery bread croutons


  1. Natalie Mayhew

    I love butternut squash! This looks super yummy!

    • Brianna Adams

      It’s a really great recipe, thank you so much!


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