Slow-Cooker Maple Butternut Squash Soup

Slow-Cooker Maple Butternut Squash Soup

Taste the flavors of autumn with squash, apples, maple and spice cooked in a cozy soup.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

7:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

8
cups cubed peeled seeded butternut squash (about 3 lb)
1
large apple, peeled, chopped
1
large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2
cup half-and-half or milk
1/2
real maple syrup
3/4
cup plain yogurt or sour cream
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  1. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix squash, apple, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour broth over vegetable mixture.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or on High heat setting 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours).
  3. Pour about 3 cups of the soup mixture into blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into 8-cup measuring cup or heat-proof pitcher. Blend remaining soup mixture in 2 more batches; pour into measuring cup. Pour pureed soup back into slow cooker. Stir in half-and-half and syrup.
  4. If needed, increase heat setting to High; cover and cook about 15 minutes longer or unto hot. Top each serving with yogurt; sprinkle with chives.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time-Saver
Look for already peeled and cut-up squash in the produce section of your grocery store.
How-To
A good, swivel-headed vegetable peeler is the tool of choice to make quick work of peeling the squash.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.