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Spicy butternut squash soup

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Serves 8

A spicy and warming soup, great for when its cold outside!

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sprig of rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 medium chilli
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • pinch cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • 2 pints veg/chicken stock


    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add garlic, chilli, paprika, bay, rosemary and cumin seeds and heat for 30seconds (do not colour, you only want to release the flavours).
    2. Add all the remaining ingredients apart from the stock.
    3. Saute the vegetables for 2 minutes until they are fully coated in the spices.
    4. Add the stock, turn down the heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 45 mins.
    5. Allow the soup to cool and then blend with a hand whisk, until free of lumps. If the soup is too thick add a little more stock until you have the desired consistancy.
    6. Reheat when ready to serve and eat with a big hunk of crusty bread, delicious!

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Comments (71)

ramrod5076's picture

Absolutely delish, tasty, yummy lovely. I added some crème fraich

hirbean's picture

One of the best butternut squash soups I have tasted

viviennefleet's picture

Absolutely delicious. The best squash soup I've had.

susanez's picture

Delicious. Enjoyed by all the family. I adjusted the spices a bit . Used one smallish fresh chilli, as my home grown ones are very fiery, and no chilli powder, but upped the paprika to one generous teaspoon, and also added a good teaspoon of cumin powder as well as the seeds, and a bit of fresh thyme because I happened to have some. Served with a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.

As others have said, you can adjust the seasonings of this recipe according to your own taste. This worked well for us.

ela140707's picture

I love this soup, I've just made my second batch this week!

I used lazy chilli instead of fresh as that's what I had in, also use chicken stock as I think it adds more flavour.

Lovely with a swirl of creme fraiche when serving, perfect for this cold weather!

diggerdedot's picture

Beautiful, warming, deep flavour

10040943's picture

This is really tasty with and without chilli! When I first started making it I didn't have a blander and its great as chunky soup, also using a potato masher worked lol but I have make this again and again for friends and family and it always goes down a treat

janetownley's picture

Great soup will be making it again very soon!

valhearduk's picture

5 star soup, everyone loved it, I omitted the celery and added small chopped red chilli to serve for a extra warm glow......

tella13's picture

This is my favourite soup. It's really easy to make and the flavours are delicious.

hellsnells's picture

Made this soup today added more fresh chilli then stated as like it spicy left everything else as it was in the recipe, really enjoyed it and will make again. A really warming soup for a chilly night. Even my 13 year old enjoyed it with plenty of crusty bread.

clemstone's picture

Delicious! Will definitely make again. Used no salt stock cubes and was sparing on the chilli so the whole family could enjoy it.

patfulker's picture

A lovely warming soup and easy to make.

pekica's picture

It is very nice and tasty, just be careful with the chilli, mine was a little on the hot side.

katiefish66's picture

Easy peasy recipe and delicious! Great way of getting veg into the kids!!

sheilawheeler's picture

What a delicious soup!! Perfect for the Autumn. I served with handful of wild rocket on top, gorgeous!

moragdean's picture

Absolutely delicious I make this every week now and have never tasted better....a must for soup lovers

ritajunemills's picture

I had some squash given to me and didn't want to waste it so I made this soup. I did use a full chilli which made it too hot for me but my husband absolutely loved it. Next time will ease up on chilli. Great for winter!

shanfood's picture

This soup was fab! Added curry powder for extra taste and subbed the potato for sweet potato.

gookage's picture

Easy to make and completely delicious. An excellent recipe.


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