Spicy butternut squash soup

    30 min

    Made simply from butternut squash, warmed with a hint of fresh chilli and garlic. A warming and healthy soup which can be enjoyed as a light lunch or a hearty dinner.


    Northumberland, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 carrot
    • 1 onion
    • 1 small to medium butternut squash
    • 1 red chilli
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1.5L vegetable stock
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Chop roughly the carrots, onion, butternut squash and chilli. Pour the oil and butter into a large saucepan, add the chopped vegetables and sweat for 4 minutes. Crush the garlic cloves and add to the pan, allow to cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes until you can smell the garlic cooking. Take care not to burn the garlic as this will leave a nasty bitter taste.
    2. Add the hot stock to the vegetables along with salt and pepper, allow to simmer for 20 minutes until reduced. Once reduced, take off the heat and blend with a hand blender or pour in a food processor and blend until all lumps are gone.
    3. Taste and add salt and pepper if you feel it needs more. You will be left with a silky smooth soup, simply served in a warm bowl alongside some crusty bread to dunk.

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    Excellent recipe - really quick and easy to prepare and so tasty. Have also tried it with a pinch of ground coriander and cumin added - delicious also!  -  16 Oct 2011


    Very easy but effective recipe, added dried chilli flakes and some turmeric to mine. Delicious  -  01 Feb 2012


    Used different ingredients. I love this soup, instead of a chilli I use curry powder, I always have it in the cupboard, so it's easier for me than trying to remember to buy chillis.  -  21 Nov 2010