Butternut squash soup

    50 min

    A creamy butternut squash soup to make in the microwave. Adapt the recipe to suit your taste, with nutmeg, cloves and a hint of cinnamon.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg butternut squash, cubed
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • good knob butter
    • 500ml vegetable stock
    • 100ml double cream
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 dash ground nutmeg
    • 1 dash ground cloves
    • 1 dash ground cinnamon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large microwave safe dish combine squash, onions and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Peel squash. Stir in stock and cook on high for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until squash is tender.
    2. Puree squash, onions and stock in a food processor or blender. Add cream, salt and pepper, and microwave on high for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Flavour with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon to taste.

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    Something else. First time I made the soup I followed the instructions, the only difference been I didn't add any ground cloves simply because I did not have any. The end result was still delicious. Second time I peeled the squash, cubed and added it to a stock pan along with the onions and veg stock. I then simmered slowly with the lid on until everything was very tender and blitzed with a hand blender. The contents were then sieved into another pan to remove any bits and then the rest of the ingredients were added (minus the cloves). I like cinnamon so added a little extra sprinkle to my bowl for good measure :-)  -  01 Oct 2009


    Deceptively easy to make but with outstanding results. It's tasty, warming and great as a starter. I have made this soup a few times now and people always comment on how wonderful it is. I even made it as the first course for christmas dinner last year. I have joined this site just so I can say thanks. Thanks :-)  -  01 Oct 2009


    Wonderful recipe! Loved even by my boyfriend who is VERY picky with his food. Thanks!  -  07 Nov 2011