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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

DELICIOUSLY SPICY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Butternut squash has such a sweet taste and beautiful texture and this delightfully simple recipe will make a very special ingredient even more divine, with a touch of spice!

And why not give your squash soup a twist by adding a handful of nachos and a generous sprinkling of grated cheese as a topping.

 
 

Ingredients

For 2 large portions of Spicy Butternut Squash Soup:

  • Half a butternut squash
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red pepper
  • Half an onion
  • 2 sprinkles of ground mixed spice
  • 1 sprinkle of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Tiny sprinkle of chilli powder (optional depending on taste)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Dash of oil
  • Water

 

Method

1. Roughly chop the onion and put in a pan (on medium heat) with a dash of oil.

2. Chop the butternut squash, peppers and carrots into chunks and add to the pan, frying for a couple of minutes.

3. Add water to the pan until it just covers the vegetables.

4. Add the vegetable stock, and the spices.

5. Stir together and allow to simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

6. Take the mixture off the heat and liquidise to a smooth consistency.

If desired add a handful of nachos and grated cheese, or simply serve this delicious butternut squash soup with bread and butter.

Enjoy!

 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

30 mins
 

Notes & Variations on Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Add red lentils for a more filling soup.

A few slices of aubergine also work well in this recipe.

 
 
 

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