butternut squash soup

It’s Tasty Tuesdays again and today is all about butternut squash soup!

The dreamiest version I ever tasted was made by my good friend Rachael a few years back; it was creamy (yet didn’t have any cream or crème fraîche in it), silky in texture and golden in colour… mine has never quite matched up but it’s good enough and the kids love it.

butternut squash soup

Perfect for Autumn, here is my take on heartwarming butternut squash soup. Unlike other butternut squash soups I omit onion (for no reason other than I ran out of onions when I made this early on and now I don’t generally add), I include sweet potatoes and carrots and a few cloves of garlic. I also sometimes create some heat with dried or fresh chilli to serve.

butternut squash soup

  • 1 butternut squash approx, 1kg, peeled and deseeded
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 white onions, diced
  • 2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche and some more for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Method:

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the squash into cubes and add half the oil. Roast for 30 minutes, turning after 15.

Meanwhile melt the butter and oil in a large pot, add the onions, garlic and chilli. Fry on high for a minute then lower to cook for 15 minutes.

Once the squash is golden and soft to the touch, remove from the oven and add to the pan. Pour over the stock and crème fraîche. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat then carefully pour into a blend, blending under smooth (or whichever texture you like).

Serve in soup bowls and drizzle crème fraîche over and season.

Photographs ©Peter Broadbent.

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21 Responses

  1. moderndadpages

    I’ve been craving this soup lately so I am going to try your recipe as it looks so good 🙂
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  2. Sharmin

    I love butternut squash soup and this sounds and looks like a delicious recipe, must try and make it. Also, superb photography by the very talented husband. x

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  3. Mama and More aka Zaz

    I love butternut squash soup! There was a great section on soup recipes in the times magazine this weekend too. I usually make my butternut squash soup having roasted the squash with balsamic and cumin seeds too. Yum! X

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    • honestmum

      @Mama and More aka Zaz just so sikly and heartwarming isn’t it. Will have to try balsamin and cumin seeds-what a fab tip x

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  4. Laure

    I love Butternut Squash soup. I usually add some Curry Paste to it to give it a little kick too 🙂 x

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