Guaranteed to warm you up even on the coldest of days!
Did you know?
Butternut squash is a great source of fibre, vitamins including A, C, E and B vitamins along with minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc.
AND…just three tablespoons of cooked butternut squash counts as one of your five-a-day 🍎
- 1 kg butternut squash peeled and deseeded
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 onions diced
- 1 garlic clove diced
- 2 red chillies deseeded and finely chopped
- 850 ml vegetable stock
- 4 tbsp crème fraîche extra for serving
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Cut 1 peeled and deseeded butternut squash into large cubes, then toss in a large roasting tin with 1 tbsp of the olive oil.
Roast for 30 mins, turning once during cooking, until golden and soft.
While the butternut squash cooks, melt 1 tbsp butter with the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan, then add 2 diced onions, 1 thinly sliced garlic clove and ¾ of the 2 deseeded and finely chopped red chillies.
Cover and cook on a very low heat for 15-20 mins until the onions are completely soft.
Tip the butternut squash into the pan, add 850ml hot vegetable stock and 4 tbsp 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.