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the BEST Butternut Squash Soup!

So I am VERY pleased with how this turned out :) Give yourself about 30 minutes in the morning to prep & start slow cooking this if you want to have it for dinner.


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled & cut into cubes
  • 1 granny apple, cored & diced
  • 6-10 baby carrots cut, or 2-3 large carrots
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • cinnamon & nutmeg to taste (I did 1/2 tsp each)
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (could also be regular coconut milk but won't be as creamy)
  • fresh sprig Sage


  • Combine the broth & the prepared squash, onion, apple, carrots, garlic & spices (including sage) in the slow cooker (do NOT add coconut milk now) - mix around well to combine
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high (just make sure the squash is nice & soft, cooked all the way through) 
  • Puree mixture in blender or food processor (may need to do two batches, thats what I did)
  • Serve warm & top with nutmeg! Enjoy! 
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