roasted butternut squash soup


  • 2 Pound butternut squash

  • As Needed extra-virgin olive oil

  • As Needed Your Favorite Veggie Rub

  • 1/2 Whole Apples

  • 1/2 Whole onion, diced

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

  • 4 Sage, Leaves

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1/2 Cup chicken broth

  • 1 Cup water

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/3 Cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1/4 Cup Bacon Bits

  • 2 Tablespoon sour cream




When ready to cook, set grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.


Cut two large pieces of aluminum foil and lay one half of squash on each. Drizzle oil over the cut side of each half and season with the Veggie rub.


Place the squash on the grill grate and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the squash is soft and the flesh is scoopable.


Meanwhile, peel, core, and cut the apple into medium dice. Cut the onion into medium dice. Melt the tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the apple, onion, and sage, season with salt and pepper, and cook stirring occasionally until softened, about 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.


When the squash is ready, set the baking sheet on a wire rack until the squash is cool enough to handle. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into the saucepan with the sautéed apples and onions; discard the skins.


Add the broth, water, and measured salt and pepper, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.


Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer with the lid on the pot, stirring occasionally and breaking up any large pieces of squash, until the flavors meld, about 15 minutes.


Remove the pan from the heat, take out all of the sage leaves and stir in the cream and nutmeg, if desired. Using a blender, purée the soup in batches until smooth, removing the small cap from the blender lid (the pour lid) and covering the space with a kitchen towel (this allows steam to escape and prevents the lid from popping off). Alternatively, use an immersion blender and purée until smooth.


Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve garnished with the pumpkin seeds, bacon, and sour cream if using. Enjoy!