Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Warm the cockles with this delicious soup that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 30g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 450g butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp sage leaves, chopped
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large pan. Add the leek and celery and gently cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  2. Then add the butternut squash, sage, cayenne pepper and turmeric. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Put on a lid and simmer for 35 minutes. Once the squash is tender and cooked through purée the soup, using a food processor or hand blender.
  4. Divide into bowls add a dollop of cream and garnish with flat leaf parsley.
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