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Monday, 31 March 2014

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

When the weather is a bit cold and miserable I find it harder to make healthy choices with food and I don't think I'm alone in that...or I hope I'm not. What ever the reason, when it's rubbish outside I always want something warm and comforting to eat, the type of food that feels as if it's giving you a big warm hug, but, these types of food when eaten all the time can be not so great for your waist line.

When I feel like this I always turn to soup, soup can be so good for you and can give you that "comfort food" feeling you are looking for. Just in case anyone else out there has the same problems as me I thought I would share my newest, and super simple soup recipe that is warm, comforting, a little sweet and very filling!

This recipe makes around 10-12 servings so feel free to half the amount, or make it all and freeze it. It keeps very well in the freezer.

You will need:

2 white onions
1kg each of sweet potato and butternut squash - approx
1.5l of vegetable stock
Tablespoon of oil
Herbs of your choice, I like parsley and rosemary
Dried chillies - for garnish if you like some heat

~Warm your oil in a large pan and dice up your onions, fry them off for 5-10 minutes until they are a little     brown.
~Cut up your butternut squash and sweet potato into small cubes, everything is going to be blended at the end so the size is up to you but the bigger the cubes the longer it will take to cook through.
~Add them to the pan and then make up your vegetable stock, pour this over all of your vegetables and boil until everything is soft.
~You can now leave this to cool slightly and then either use a hand or stand blender to puree everything.
~I add my herbs at the end and always a little less than I think I need, because the soup is still hot it will continue to heat the herbs releasing more flavour and you don't want to over power the vegetables

That is it! You can add a pinch or two of salt if you feel it needs it but I would always check after cooking as stock can sometimes be very salty. I like mine to be quiet thick, which this is, but if you would prefer a thinner consistency just add more stock or water. 

I like to enjoy a big bowl with lots of crushed chillies on top, I love the slight sweetness from the soup and the heat from the chilli together. Best of's healthy comfort food!


  1. Mm this sounds tasty :D I like my soup a bit thick too!

    1. Yeh thicker is better, it is more filling I think :) xx

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