Thursday, 15 January 2015

Happiness Is... Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

I'm really into soup at the moment. It's cheap, quick, you can freeze it, it makes a great packed lunch and it's perfect for cold winter's days. I've got a great hand blender which was given to me as a gift in the summer but this winter its come into its own and I think I might be addicted to soup making (if anyone has any suggestions for how I can use my hand blender in the summer, please comment below!).
My latest attempt and probably my most favourite is Butternut Squash soup. I have no idea what else you would do with this strange looking vegetable - apart from maybe roast it - but it's delicious in a soup.
Here's how I make it:
1 x chopped onion
1 x medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped
1 x potato, peeled and chopped
2 x garlic cloves, crushed
900ml vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook the onion in a large saucepan with a little oil for 1-2 minutes.
2. Add the butternut squash and potato and cook for another couple of minutes on a medium heat.
3. Add the garlic and any seasoning and pour the stock over the top. Simmer for 25 minutes.
4. Check the vegetables slide easily off a knife before taking it off the heat and blending with your hand blender. Once smooth, serve immediately or leave to cool before putting it in the freezer ready for another day.
Our house has fallen in love with these soup mugs from Sistema. Perfect for packed lunches at the office!
What other soup recipes should I try?

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