Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 35 minutes to cook

This butternut squash soup recipe makes plenty — perfect for freezing half and saving for a rainy day.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
270kcals
Fat
15.3g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
4.9g
Carbohydrates
19.5g (8.2g sugars)
Fibre
4.3g
Salt
0.9g
Calories
270kcals
Fat
15.3g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
4.9g
Carbohydrates
19.5g (8.2g sugars)
Fibre
4.3g
Salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus a splash extra
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 butternut squash (about 1.2kg), peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • 1 large floury potato, cut into chunks
  • A few rosemary sprigs
  • 1.25 litres chicken or vegetable stock, hot
  • 100g streaky bacon, finely chopped (optional)
  • Splash of double cream
  • Pumpkin seed oil or extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onions for 15 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and chillies and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the squash, potato, rosemary sprigs and hot stock. Season well and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until the squash is tender. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a splash of oil until crisp, then drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Once the soup is cooked, blend with a stick blender (or blend in batches in a stand blender) and stir in the cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then serve with the crumbled streaky bacon scattered over and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil or extra-virgin olive oil. The soup can be frozen in a sealed container for up to 3 months. If freezing, prepare the bacon garnish just before serving.

delicious. tips

  1. The soup can be frozen in a sealed container for up to 3 months. If freezing, prepare the bacon garnish just before serving.

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    1. Oops! It is supposed to say £4.20 for everyone… not each. We’ve amended it now. Thanks for letting us know Deborah!

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