Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Come in from the cold to a warming bowlful of autumn

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal264
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.61g
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, about 1kg, peeled and deseeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 onions, diced
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 850ml hot vegetable stock
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche, plus more to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the squash into large cubes, about 4cm/1½in across, then toss in a large roasting tin with half the olive oil. Roast for 30 mins, turning once during cooking, until golden and soft.

  2. While the squash cooks, melt the butter with the remaining oil in a large saucepan, then add the onions, garlic and ¾ of the chilli. Cover and cook on a very low heat for 15-20 mins until the onions are completely soft.

  3. Tip the squash into the pan, add the stock and the crème fraîche, then whizz with a stick blender until smooth. For a really silky soup, put the soup into a liquidiser and blitz it in batches. Return to the pan, gently reheat, then season to taste. Serve the soup in bowls with swirls of crème fraîche and a scattering of the remaining chopped chilli.

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Comments (325)

l0renz0's picture

if you want to make soup spicey add dessert spoon garem masala to onion . lovely

leerenshaw's picture
5

Very easy even for me, and very tasty. has given me new confidence in the kitchen

muffinchick's picture

ONLY STARTED EATING BUTTERNUT LAST YEAR AFTER ATTEMPING TO GROW SMALL PUMPKINS IN THE GARDEN. NEEDED TO TRY BEFORE I STARTED. OH MY GOD.CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE NEVER EATEN BEFORE, ABSOLUTLEY DELICIOUS THE SOUP RECIPE NEEDS NO CHANGING GOES REALLY WELL WITH MY HOMEMADE QUICK EASY BREAD. LOVE THE BUTTERNUT AND CARAMELISED ONION RECIPE ALSO.

astlec's picture
5

For some reason I always struggle to make soup - I know, it's supposed to be the easiest meal to make! This recipe, however, seems to be my triumph. I roasted as much squash as I could fit in my oven dish and boiled the rest. I used hot chilli flakes and chilli puree as well as flaked sea salt and it was lovely. I added more chilli flakes I love spicy food and it was delicious. I will definitely be making this again!

lesleylafferty's picture
5

Just made this soup for tomorrow's working lunch, very easy to make with great flavour, butternut squash never seems to be easy to peel and chop though...there must be a knack to it!...anyway..loved it!

jabber1512's picture

Lovely soup - my daughter who alledgely doesnt like chillis said this was the nicest soup she had ever had

flowers66's picture

This soup is gorgeous. Added more butter and creme fraiche.

ammybsas's picture
5

My husband really enjoyed this soup! I'll definitely make it again!

natalia5294's picture
5

This soup was very easy to make, and turned out really tasty! I've had butternut squash soups before which were very bland and watery, but this one had a lovely flavour, the chilli really went well with the butternut squash, and it turned out nice and thick once blended, just how my boyfriend and I like it.
It was the first time my boyfriend tried anything with butternut squash in it , and he loved it. I'll definitely be making this again.

darrellsimpson's picture
5

Made this today. It was perfect. I made it with my own bread and was B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L nice and creamy and took almost no effort. Makes quite a bit so will definitely freeze some next time for lunches. Will make with half fat creme fraîche next time for that extra healthy kick. I even gave some to my one year old he loved it as well!

mrs_counsell's picture
4

I added more Creme friache and about 2 teaspoons of dried chilli flakes as I like a lot of heat! Yummy soup!!!

mattbray85's picture
4

Made using two sticks of celery instead of the second onion (all I had!), but still VERY nice!

erinniimi's picture
5

Really enjoyed this soup. Made it in my slow cooker, and made the leftovers into a curry type dish by adding stock, lentils, potatoes and curry powder by slowcooking it overnight and serving with rice as a healthier alternative to a traditional sauce!

patricia_jones2408's picture

I made this soup on Saturday and my boyfriend and I were very impressed with the outcome. I added some diced pan-fried chorizo to it just before serving. I will definitely be making this again.

laireyclairey's picture
5

I didn't have any chillis so used some medium hot sweet chilli sauce (about 2 dessert spoon full) and found it delicious! Love this soup!

angiegough81's picture
5

Lovely soup, made it for a starter on Boxing Day and everyone commented on how nice it was. Really easy to make too which is always a bonus!

jon_bennett's picture

Never been a great lover of soup but this is lovely and really simple

sasher's picture
5

I love this simple recipe. I added sweet potato with it as well which made it taste even more yummy. I did add a bit too much chilli though which certainly gave it some heat but great for the cold spell we had in winter.

graley's picture
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I make a lot of soup as a way of increasing my children's veg intake.
However this was not one of my favourites. I like butternut squash in soup but found this particular soup rather cloying.

bat_bren's picture
5

Great winter warmer to freeze

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