Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted 2013-02-04 by Sandra Lawsonfollow
This is another soup that uses up a selection of root vegetables and works well throughout the winter, and in the autumn, when the colours match the falling leaves. It takes about twenty-five minutes to prepare and another thirty to cook. I like to serve it drizzled with some cream and sprinkled with home-made croutons.


About 2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely sliced
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 butternut squash
1.5 litres vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the onions for about five minutes, followed by the celery and then the carrots and the sweet potato.

  • While these are cooking peel the butternut squash (I find a swivel headed vegetable peeler works best), scoop out the seeds and cut into even sized cubes.

  • Add them to the pan, leave all the vegetables to sweat over a low heat for about another five minutes and add the stock.

  • Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer for about thirty minutes, or until the sweet potato and carrots are soft and the squash is starting to break up.

  • Pour everything into a blender and purée until smooth, or you can blend in the saucepan using a stick blender.

  • While the soup is cooking, make the croutons if you are using them.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200& #8304 ;/Gas 5. Take a few slices from a rustic loaf, a baguette or a ciabatta; the choice is yours.

  • Cut the bread into evenly sized smallish chunks and put into a freezer or sandwich bag with a generous drizzle of olive oil and shake until the bread is evenly coated.

  • You can even throw in some finely grated parmesan cheese for added flavour. Tip the bread onto a shallow baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

  • Leave to cool and store any unused croutons in an airtight tin.

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