Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cheddar & Butternut Squash Soup with Apple & Bacon Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min  |  Cook Time: 30 min  |  Servings: 12  |  Calories:
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Servings
12

Cheesy, blended butternut squash and Granny Smith apple soup served in pretzel roll bowls stars the robust flavor of Sargento® 4 State Cheddar. A sweet, savory garnish adds the perfect finishing touch to this elegantly fun lunch entrée.

Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider
  • 3 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup half & half
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar® Cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 pretzel mini rolls, tops removed and hollowed out
  • Garnish:
  • 1/4 cup diced gala or honeycrisp apple
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar® Cheese
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat. Add onion and apple. Cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add apple cider. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until reduced to a glaze.
  2. Add squash and chicken broth. Cook covered for about 30 minutes or until squash is very tender.
  3. Transfer soup in batches to blender and puree until smooth. Return to saucepan.
  4. Stir in cream and cheese. Continue stirring until cheese has completely melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve: in a medium size bowl, combine garnish ingredients. Pour hot soup into hollowed out pretzel rolls. Top each with a teaspoon of garnish mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts
12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 grams
Saturated Fat 6 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 2 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 grams
Cholesterol 20 milligrams
Sodium 640 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 73 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Total Sugars 32 grams
Protein 11 grams
Vitamin A 396RE
Vitamin C 126mg 210%
Calcium 342mg 35%
Iron 2mg 10%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.