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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  • 2 onions, diced
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 mild red chillies, 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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flowers66
1st Feb, 2013
This soup is gorgeous. Added more butter and creme fraiche.
ammybsas
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
My husband really enjoyed this soup! I'll definitely make it again!
natalia5294
25th Jan, 2013
5.05
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
22nd Jan, 2013
5.05
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
21st Jan, 2013
4.05
I added more Creme friache and about 2 teaspoons of dried chilli flakes as I like a lot of heat! Yummy soup!!!
mattbray85
19th Jan, 2013
4.05
Made using two sticks of celery instead of the second onion (all I had!), but still VERY nice!
erinniimi
8th Jan, 2013
5.05
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
7th Jan, 2013
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
4th Jan, 2013
5.05
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
3rd Jan, 2013
5.05
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!

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