Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup - a healthy soup that is creamy with no added cream!

I caught a cold on the plane back from Vegas and it took me out for a few days and seemed to eventually mostly go away. Fast forward three weeks and now I have pneumonia. Go me.

I’m all loaded up on antibiotics, steroids, cough syrup and inhalers, but I am convinced the only thing making me feel better is soup. I have had potato & leek soup and then a delicious corn chowder my lovely neighbor made me.

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup - a healthy soup that is creamy with no added cream!

Both of those soups were full of delicious heavy cream and I wanted to make a soup I felt a little less guilty eating. All the steroids I am being pumped with are already going to make me puff up, lord knows I don’t need help in the form of heavy cream.

This soup is secretly healthy, because I promise that it doesn’t taste healthy! It’s naturally sweet from the butternut squash and the apples and has gorgeous spiced flavor from fresh sage, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika and a little cayenne pepper.

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup - a healthy soup that is creamy with no added cream!

I am partnering with Birch Press Design for this recipe and they sent along this gorgeous Staub Cast-Iron Pumpkin Cocotte. And better yet — they are offering a 20% off coupon code for their entire website…including sale items! Just type in “NOVICE” at checkout!

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Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup - a healthy soup that is creamy with no added cream!

Head on over to Birch Press Design for the recipe: Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup!

Recipe Notes: Use vegetable stock to make this recipe Vegan! It’s already Gluten Free!

This post is sponsored by Birch Press Design, however all opinions are – as always – all my own! Thank you for supporting me as well as the brands that I love! 

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup - a healthy soup that is creamy with no added cream!