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Slow Cooker Squash Soup

Published in Recipes, Soups & Stews Author: CentraCare

Recipe modified from Pillsbury


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 4#), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1” pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cut into 1” pieces (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1” pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 3½ cups no salt added chicken broth
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar


Spray 4-5 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, toss squash, apple, onion, and pepper. Pour broth over mixture

Cover; cook on low heat setting 8-10 hours

Remove soup from crock pot and blend. Add milk and brown sugar. Return to crock pot.

Increase heat setting to high; Cover; cook 10-15 minutes longer until hot.

Yield: 8 cups

Serving: 1 cup

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 0 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 66 mg
  • Carbs: 20 g.
  • Fiber: 3 g.
  • Protein: 3.5 g.