My simple slow cooker soup

My simple slow cooker soup


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About this recipe: I made this soup out of everything I had in the fridge and cupboard, it turned out so well, it became a big hit with my wife, my little girl and family. We've made it several times since and its just so lovely and perfect for a cold evening especially with homemade warm loaf.

dragonfly86 Warwickshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 small tin sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 medium parsnip, sliced
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, or more to taste
  • 3 handfuls red lentils
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 100ml single cream (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:9hr  ›  Ready in:9hr15min 

  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir well, then cover with water.
  2. Cook for 9 to 10 hours on low or 5 to 6 hours on high.
  3. Use a masher to crush all the veg up into a lumpy texture. Stir in cream just before serving, if liked.


I used a masher rather than blender, you want it to still resemble lumpy vegetables but not smooth and not like soup you get from supermarket. Cooking times might seem high but I believe the longer it's cooked, the thicker it is and more tasty it becomes. I haven't added salt as stock cubes have plenty of salt in them already.

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Lovely homemade soup on a cold evening - 13 Oct 2016

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