Apple Rutabaga Soup

Root Vegetable Soup
Gary the Foodie
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
525 Calories
44g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 525
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 5g
Calcium 121mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a beautiful comfort soup from Chef Patrick O'Connell (The Inn at Little Washington). Delicious and complex flavors with a velvety texture. Perfect for those cold winter days.

The apples add a nice fruitiness to the soup but there's also loads of fresh vegetables in there: rutabaga, butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato. We finish the soup with a swirl of heavy cream and real maple syrup!


  • 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
  • 1 cup onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apple (peeled, cored and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup rutabaga (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup butternut squash (peeled, seeded and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup sweet potato (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 quart good chicken stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, carefully melt the butter.

  2. Add the onion, apple, rutabaga, squash, carrots, and sweet potato and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent.

  3. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.

  4. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until all of the vegetables are cooked through and tender.

  5. Puree the vegetables in a blender or food processor.

  6. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into the same pot you used to cook the vegetables.

  7. Stir in the cream, maple syrup, salt, and cayenne pepper.

  8. Return the pot to the stove, bring the soup to a simmer, and serve.

Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients

Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.

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