Butternut Squash Soup With Cheddar-Apple Grilled Cheese

sweet squash soup, walnut crunch, mini grilled cheese

1767 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 752 | Category: Low-Carb, Pescatarian, Vegetarian | Allergens: Contains Wheat (Slider Buns), Milk (Cheddar Cheese) + Tree Nuts (Walnuts) | Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C |


  • - Blender or Potato Masher
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid
  • - Small Skillet
  • - Whisk

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Apple Slices
  • - Butter Pads
  • - Butternut Squash Cubes
  • - Cheddar Cheese
  • - Coriander
  • - Dried Thyme
  • - Slider Buns
  • - Vegetable Stock Concentrate
  • - Walnuts
  • - Yellow Onions

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The rich sweetness of the squash is perfect for a lush Chardonnay.

Beer Pairings

The slightly sweet and intense hop flavor of an Imperial IPA is perfect to cut the richness of the butternut squash.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

Butternut Squash Soup - Step 1

1. Prep the ingredients: Whisk together stock concentrate and 2 cups hot water. Thinly slice a few of the apple slices yielding 12 thin slices. Set thin slices aside (you’ll use these for your grilled cheese later).

Butternut Squash Soup - Step 2

2. Cook the soup: Heat 1 butter pat and 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion, and remaining apple slices. Sauté 5 minutes. Add stock, ONLY ¼ teaspoon thyme, ONLY ¼ teaspoon coriander, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a blender and process until smooth.

Butternut Squash Soup - Step 3

3. Toast the walnuts: in a dry small skillet over medium heat 3 minutes.

Butternut Squash Soup - Step 4

4. Make the grilled cheese: While soup is simmering, make the grilled cheese. Layer cheese and 3 apple slices on bottom halves of slider buns; replace tops. Melt remaining 3 butter pats in a small skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted.

To serve: Divide soup between 2 bowls. Sprinkle with walnuts, and serve with grilled cheese.

Pro Tip:

Don’t have a blender? Use a potato masher to mash the soup. It will be thicker soup, but still taste as great!!


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