Superbowl Soup-in-a-Bowl: Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

So did you watch the Superbowl?

Wikipedia states that the Superbowl is the second biggest day (after US Thanksgiving) for food consumption in the US. So, you know, a food post felt appropriate.

It’s not as big of a deal here in Canada (though I’m sure hardcore football fans would really hate me saying that!) but I tuned in to catch the halftime performance and a few ads (we don’t get all of the awesome ads here either). No party, though, as none of my friends are really into it and I barely watched more than 20 minutes in total. I’m saving up my party time for the Oscars! That’s more my style ;).

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One thing I do appreciate about football is the names of all the positions. I got into that when watching Friday Night Lights (best show EVER!) and the one I particularly enjoy is “tight end”. It just makes me feel like the commentators are referring to the players’ rear ends. Whoops! 😉

However, I decided to embrace the lamest play on words ever and take the opportunity to post this delicious soup (in a bowl) the day after the Superbowl (get it)?


I’ve made roasted butternut squash bisque before, one of my favourite soups ever. It includes dairy, so while on this dairy-free cleanse, I decided to make a new version. I didn’t want to just make the same soup but without dairy though, because where is the fun in that?

So I brought in a whole new flavour and came up with… Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Soup. Boo yah!

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The apple gives it a tart sweetness (there’s an oxymoron for you) that can’t really be described. But the flavours work super well together.

Try it now, thank me later!

INGREDIENTS (serves 4):

4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup diced onion
2 stalks celery
3-4 tart apples, peeled and diced
8 cups chopped butternut squash (about 2 small-medium squashes)
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
Black pepper
Greek yogurt to serve (I used coconut milk Greek yogurt for a dairy-free, vegan alternative, or you can omit)


1. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil and saute garlic, onions and celery over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Cook until soft.

2. Preheat oven to 400F and toss butternut squash cubes in 1 tbsp olive oil. Place on a cookie sheet and roast for 40 minutes.

3. Halfway through the butternut squash roasting, toss the remaining tbsp of olive oil with apples and add apples to the cookie sheet.

4. When roasted, add to the Dutch oven with vegetable stock. Put aside and let cool slightly before blending.

5. Blend soup together and then return to pot and stir in milk. Heat gently. Season with sage, salt and pepper and then serve wtih 1-2 tbsp yogurt swirled into each bowl.

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Nutritional information per serving if serves 4:

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  1. mmmm looks amazing, Anna! We had butternut squash this weekend in two stirfries! Though now I wish there was some leftover for soup 😛

    No SuperBowl for me, my fellow Canadian friend. I know some people who do get really into it, but it’s not my thing. Instead, I did the photography for a raw chocolate workshop! Photos/post to come soon.

    …as I finished typing the last paragraph, I realized that you’re going to notice it’s 1:16am and I am AGAIN the first person to comment. lol. I’m hanging out with ‘Mr. No Sleep’ again.

  2. Happy Monday girl!

    The soup looks delicious! I have not had soup in forever! I used to love getting soup from panera in a bread bowl, so good!

    Oh and Friday Night Lights, we just bought season one on dvd! I am excited to watch it!

    • Oh girrrl you are going to LOVE FNL! Love Love Love it! It’s one of those things that I almost wish I hadn’t seen already so that I could go back and re-experience it for the first time again, it’s THAT good!

      I’m so jealous of you American peeps going to Panera all the time! Still have never been there but drool over it every time I see it on a blog! I hope this soup comes close for you ;).

  3. good morning anna! no i didn’t watch the superbowl – but i did time my dinner so it coincided with the half time show. i’m so glad my boyfriend doesn’t care about sports like me! 😉

    Your soup looks delicious!

  4. No Super Bowl here either! Just had a nice relaxing day….:) Soup looks yummy and creamy! I really love that you put the nutritional facts for us 🙂
    I am right there with ya on the Oscars!

  5. I have had a butternut squash in the kitchen since last week and tons of apples so this may be made for lunch today!

  6. What an awesome combination!! This looks awesome! I bet the apple tastes so yummy and sweet. I kind of watched the super bowl, but didn’t really get into it. Hope you had a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for adding us to your blogroll!! So awesome and sweet of you! We don’t have a blog roll but I do subscribe to your blog! 🙂

    This soup looks really good and I know I would love it since I love squash soups. Rinaldo doesn’t really care for squash or soup, so I never make them often. 😦 boohoo

  8. Yum! I think that there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of soup in the Winter months. I love to use my crock pot and let the soup simmer all say long. Apple and butternut squash sound like they would go great together! Thank you for inspiring me to get some soup cooking soon!

  9. I would love a bowl of this in front of right now! YUM!

  10. haha I love your “tight end” comment! I think I may giggle now every time I hear that! ha
    That soup does look delicious! I’ll have to give that one a try our next cold day, being that winter is extended 😦 I’m sure there will be more to come!

  11. We had to watch SuperBowl over here – my husband is a bit obsessed. I think we could possibly be the only NZers with it on.
    Yup “tight end” sends me into hysterics on a regular basis!
    A we have barely had summer, I am more than happy to be trying this gorgeous soup.

  12. This sounds fantastic – I’ve never used apple in a soup before, but I’ll have to try this out!

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