Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Butternut Squash Soup... Perfect comfort on an Autumns eve

Ok so i finally got round to making soup!, I've never done it before but after watching Lorraine Pascales latest cookery show "Home Cooking Made Easy" she cooked up a Spicy Butternut Squash soup which looked really easy to make and looked so warming and tasty that i had to give it ago. I've not done a step by step before so forgive the lack of photos to help (that's if you want to try)

Please note: This is not to the exact recipe, i changed and added a few things.

Right you take one Butternut Squash cut it in half (scoop out all the seeds) pop a clove of garlic where the
seeds came from, slash across the flesh, put in the oven for 30 mins at 200c until its roasted. 
while that's cooking get a pan and put some olive oil and butter in and heat through, add finely chopped onion and cook till the onions go soft around 20mins, (i added red pepper after about 5 mins)

chop up a chilli and fill a jug with around 500mls of water with stock i used veg, then when the times up for the butternut squash scoop out the flesh, get the roasted garlic and take the skin off and pop it into the pan with the onions and add the chopped chill, add the squash mixing it up a bit then add the stock heat through till kinda smooth.
 then pour mixture into blender, blend till creamy smooth and its done.

and here you have it! sorry its not well presented, i had to pop it in the fridge for the next day and didn't have my camera to show it off in a better bowl. ..... My rating 10/10 reasons : quick and easy and tastes delicious and really filled me up, will i do it again? most defiantly.



  1. Looks very yummy. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. That does look very tasty. I love making soup (leek and potato is my favourite!), so much tasty goodness and only one pan to wash up afterwards :)