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>Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup


I used to make this soup on the stove top (and sometimes still do) but I LOVE using my slow cooker. I put it together while Monkey is eating breakfast or taking his morning nap and I’m set for the rest of the day. As an additional bonus, it’s Paleo friendly and a totally “clean” recipe!

Today, I had some leftover roasted sweet potatoes and apples so I threw those in too. 

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash
2 tbsp olive oil (I often leave this out and spray with olive oil spray)
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 small onions, diced
2 small apples, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp cumin


  1. Cut the Squash in half lengthwise. You can make this easier by microwaving the whole squash for a couple of minutes to soften the skin. Remove the seeds and pulp. Brush or spray with olive oil on the inside of the squash and roast in the oven cut side up at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the skin peels away from the flesh. 
  2. While the squash is roasting, plug in the slow cooker and turn to high. 
  3. Add the broth, onions, and apples.
  4. Add the seasonings and cover to heat. 
  5. When the squash has finished roasting, remove skin and add to the pot. 
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Carefully blend with an immersion blender. 

{I really love this soup. It’s hearty and satisfying with a creamy texture despite not having any dairy. It’s one of those soups that I use to finish off left over veggies- sweet potatoes, parsnips, celery, and carrots have all made an appearance. I usually roast them with the butternut squash. Or, in today’s case, I used leftover roasted veggies from last night’s dinner!}


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14 thoughts on “>Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

  1. >Yum! Sounds delicious. I like your blog and photos! Your banner is great too.I found you via SITS.

    Posted by Scott and Alie | February 9, 2011, 1:25 pm
  2. >Great timing. I've got a squash sitting there needing to be used. I also have an acorn squash…I wonder if it would work to throw that in too.

    Posted by the Damsel in Dis Dress | February 9, 2011, 4:42 pm
  3. >Looooove butternut squash soup! And I just know that with all those spices this will be killer. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad to have found you @ the blogfrog group! 🙂

    Posted by MrsJenB | February 9, 2011, 6:18 pm
  4. >Diet friendly too! Thanks!

    Posted by The Budget Diet | February 9, 2011, 6:55 pm
  5. >Sounds so good for a cold day!

    Posted by Brenna @ Almost All The Truth | February 9, 2011, 8:44 pm
  6. >It sounds great and I love crock pot recipes!

    Posted by Sandy | February 9, 2011, 9:09 pm
  7. >Hello from SITS! This looks delish and I absolutely love squash, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Posted by Mommyof2girlz | February 10, 2011, 12:45 am
  8. >Yum! This sounds delicious and there's no meat or dairy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

    Posted by Laura | February 10, 2011, 2:24 am
  9. >Thanks All! The whole dairy and gluten free has been a challenge for sure! If you want more recipes, I'm working on getting them listed under the Paleo Kitchen tab on my tool bar.

    Posted by Kristen | February 10, 2011, 2:32 am
  10. >This sounds SO delicious. I've been looking for new crockpot recipes, and I definitely want to make this. I just hope my husband will try it!P.S. I love the photo.

    Posted by Samantha | February 10, 2011, 7:09 am
  11. >I have been looking for an easy (slow-cooker) butternut squash soup! Thank you! Can't wait to try it! 🙂

    Posted by el-e-e | February 11, 2011, 2:27 pm
  12. >I never thought to add an apple. Looks fantastic!

    Posted by Poppy | February 12, 2011, 8:51 pm
  13. >That looks super good and super healthy! Yum!

    Posted by Maranda | February 15, 2011, 11:20 pm
  14. >This sounds so good, and I'm totally with you about crockpot recipes! I LOVE cooked apples and I bet they were good in it. Thank you for linking it in our Star Recipes Collection! See you at the SITS Comment Cocktail hour in a little bit. 🙂

    Posted by The Lucky Wife | March 10, 2011, 1:12 am

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