Apple, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Soup

  • Prep Time:
    35 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    25 minutes

  • Yield:
    8 (1 cup) servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup truRoots® Organic Quinoa
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups diced butternut squash
  • 2 cups Santa Cruz Organic® Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or other sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus additional for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bag dehydrated apple chips, for garnish


  1. MELT butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic cooking until onions are softened. Stir in, quinoa, chicken broth, squash, apple sauce, agave nectar, cinnamon, sage and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until quinoa and squash are cooked, about 15 to 18 minutes. Allow soup to cool slightly. Stir cream into soup.
  2. PROCESS soup in batches in blender or food processor, carefully, until smooth. Return soup to saucepan.
  3. SERVE soup warm or at room temperature in bowls, cups or in small glasses as shooters. Garnish each serving with apple chips and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Calories Per Serving: 250
Total Fat Grams: 10g
Calories From Fat Grams: 90
Saturated Fat Grams: 4.5g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 23%
Cholesterol: 25mg
Cholesterol Percent Daily Value: 8%
Sodium: 380mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 16%
Carbohydrates: 39g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 13%
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Dietary Fiber Percent Daily Value: 16%
Sugars: 21g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 120%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 45%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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