Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

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Sweet and Savory Winter Soup

I’ve always loved and experimented with butternut squash and fennel soup – there’s endless combinations of carrot, ginger, pumpkin, apple, etc. For this recipe I chose my all-time favorites from all my experimenting!

 

Sage, granny smith apple, fennel, carrot, ginger and squash make the best, most delicious winter soup! Add a hint of herbs and a bit of coconut milk to make it thick, creamy and full of flavor!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

No-Baking Required

Don’t get me wrong, I love how baking the squash before blending gives it such a unique and toasty flavor, but your girl doesn’t always have that kind of patience.

 

This is a one-pot convenience soup that’s quick to make and full of all the same amazing flavor! Feel free to bake it beforehand if you’d like, but this recipe speeds up the process tremendously!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Creamy with flavors of Apple and Sage

I’ve tried making this soup with a few other plant milks (cashew, almond, soy), and nothing seems to compare to coconut milk. It adds that hint of sweetness and its thickness lets you drizzle that fun and beautiful swirl on top of the soup!

 

Because it’s naturally thick from the coconut cream, it resembles the traditional dairy cream typically used for this soup; so for any dairy-drinkers wanting to try something new or cut back on dairy, you won’t even know the difference!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup
Complimentary Herbs for Butternut Squash Soup

Sage has always held a special place in my heart – it has a sweet, earthy flavor that I just can’t get enough of. I find it perfect for almost all my fall and winter recipe needs. It’s also great in bean dishes, and pairs well with rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion and oregano!

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup
This recipe is:

  • Sweet
  • Savory
  • Earthy
  • Creamy
  • Thick
  • Comforting

It’s also perfect with some toasted bread or some crackers. I just know you’ll love it!

 

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Yield: 4 Servings

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup
Butternut squash and fennel soup is the most comforting meal. Combined with flavors of apple, sage and coconut milk for a delicious soup ready in no time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Butternut Squash
  • 3-4 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seed
  • 1 Inch Fresh Minced Ginger
  • 3 Tsp Sage
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion
  • 2 1/2 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Milk (Full Fat)
  • Salt/ Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Carefully cut your butternut squash in half, remove seeds and peel skin off. Cut into small chunks and place in a large pot.
  2. Cut the carrots and apple into chunks and add to pot. Add fennel, minced ginger, sage, thyme, onion, vegetable broth, bay leaves, coconut milk, and salt and pepper to pot.
  3. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender when poked with a fork, roughly 25-30 minutes.
  4. Blend ingredients with an immersion blender.*
  5. Top with pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk, and enjoy with bread!

Notes

  • *If you don't have an immersion blender, allow soup to cool and place in a ninja bullet or a regular blender. It's very important to allow the soup to cool to avoid messes or damage to your blender! Place it back in the pot and re-heat it up afterwards! It's an extra step, but an important one!

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This soup is perfect for this winter weather. I love how easy it is without the extra step of roasting the squash ! Love it !

Monica | Nourish Fete
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I absolutely love butternut squash soup, and the addition of apple sounds to die for! Especially with that delicious sage flavor- so much going on here to love. A perfect winter soup!

Caroline
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Butternut squash soup is definitely a favorite and like the idea of flavoring with fennel for a bit more of an aromatic flavor.

Adriana Lopez Martn
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What a perfect combination, fennel adds a nice touch to the soup. I am a soup lover, so I appreciate whenever soups are added to the menu so comforting.

Iryna
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I love fennel and it’s a great idea to pair it with butternut squash. This soups sounds delicious and healthy.