Perfect butternut squash soup

Perfect butternut squash soup


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About this recipe: A lusciously thick butternut squash soup, made with sauteed onion, celery, carrot, potatoes and butternut squash. Serve with a dollop of soured cream and bread roll, if desired.


Serves: 4 

  • 30g butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes and squash 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 40 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
  2. Transfer the soup to a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Return to pot and mix in any remaining stock to reach the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

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Reviews (20)


Lovely soup, nice and velvety once blended. I added a teaspoon of cumin seeds and a good pinch of chilli flakes to the pan for 3 mins before I added the butter, this gave the soup the lift it needed from being a little too sweet, needs a good seasoning once blended, a good dollop of sour cream, or plain yoghurt makes it even nicer, I served with mustard toasts, cut a baguette into rounds, add a table spoon of wholegrain mustard to a bowl add 2tbsp of oil give it a good stir, and spread on baguette rounds put in oven gas 5, 160c until golden and crunchy, yummy. - 10 Oct 2011


This is the best tasting soup, from now on I shall always make my own soup rather than buying tins. This is so simple to make & is wonderful served with a warm crusty bread roll - perfect. - 29 Nov 2010


the whole lot disappeared in a matter of seconds and even my difficult 3 year old son was disappointed that there were no second helpings...that makes it a sure winner for me - 25 Apr 2011

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