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Horizontal image of a bowl of butternut squash soup with bacon garnish.

Creamy Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Bacon

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This creamy butternut squash apple soup with bacon will quickly become your favorite for cozy weeknight dinners in the fall.


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups pureed butternut squash
  • 1 tsp potato starch, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon, about 4 to 5 slices (optional)


  1. Melt oil in a medium-sized pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in apple and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in stock, water, and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add butternut squash puree to the pan and cook until heated through.
  6. Transfer soup to a blender with 1 teaspoon of potato starch.
  7. Blend 30 seconds or until smooth and thickened.
  8. Serve warm with bacon on top, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup

Keywords: butternut squash, bacon, apple, soup