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Slow-Cooker Maple Butternut Squash Soup

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Slow-Cooker Maple Butternut Squash Soup
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 7 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8
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Taste the flavors of autumn with squash, apples, maple and spice cooked in a cozy soup.
Updated Sep 19, 2015

Ingredients

  • 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 cup real maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Look for already peeled and cut-up squash in the produce section of your grocery store.
  • tip 2
    A good, swivel-headed vegetable peeler is the tool of choice to make quick work of peeling the squash.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
22g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
270%
270%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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