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Butternut Squash, Apple Cider, & White Cheddar Soup

Cozy up to a bowl of this unique soup with the perfect blend of fall flavors!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 c. diced butternut squash
  • 1 c. diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12-oz. bottle pumpkin ale
  • 1 c. apple cider
  • 2 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 c. extra-sharp white cheddar, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg


  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add butternut squash, onion, garlic, and salt. Saute until squash has softened slightly, about 8 minutes. Add pumpkin ale, apple cider, and broth. Simmer another 10-12 minutes or until squash is totally softened. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Whisk in white cheddar until melted, then stir in nutmeg.


Adapted from Cooking For Keeps.