Organic Apple-Cheddar-Squash Soup

I finally smoothed out, most, of the kinks on my blog so I can start posting again! A few weeks ago I made a soup that I previously made for our Christmas dinner and it was a HIT! The combination of the savory prosciutto, creamy cheese and the sweet apple really gives this soup a lovely complexity!

5 Tb organic butter
1 med organic onion, thinly sliced
2 med organic apples, thinly sliced
1 large organic potato, diced
1 1/2 cups organic peeled diced butternut squash, fresh
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp organic dried or fresh sage
2 Tb organic unbleached flour
1/3 cup organic apple cider
4 cups organic low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup organic milk
2 ounces thinly sliced organic prosciutto , torn into bite-size pieces
2 cups grated organic cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish
Chopped organic chives, for garnish
Garlic crusty organic bread, for serving (optional but recommended!)

Melt 4 Tb butter in a large pot over med-low heat add the onions, potato, apples and butternut squash. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the onions are soft, about 8 minutes.  Stir in the sage and flour.  Add the cider cook over high heat, stirring, until thickened.  Add the broth and milk, cover and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the potato is soft, 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 Tb butter in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the prosciutto and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Add the cheese to the soup and cook on med-low heat until cheese is completely melted. Puree in a blender in batches *VERY IMPORTANT* If the batches are too large the heat of the soup and the blender will cause the soup to explode and burn anyone around!! Use less then half a blender full.

Return pureed soup to pot season with salt, pepper and any desired seasonings. Garnish with prosciutto, cheese, chives and bread.

Recipe adapted from Food Network


  1. Sounds delish... is this a collaboration between you and your mom?

  2. Hi!

    What a delight perusing many of your posts! Lovely blog you have here ~ full of great food and presented perfectly.

    A joy stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  3. I've got a 3 year old who loves squash so I'm always looking for new recipes to introduce. This will fit in nicely...and hey...welcome to foodbuzz.


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