Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup is a great starter if you’re entertaining guests. It’s easy to make, but looks really impressive, especially with a swirl of cream on top. Serve with home-made bread or Olive Bread – the bitterness of the olives contrasts well with the creamy sweetness of the soup.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time10 min
  • Cooking Time30 min

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled, deseeded and cut into wedges
  • 1 small potato, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • A pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1l water
  • 1 Knorr Vegetable Stock Cubes
  • A few parsley sprigs to serve
  • 50ml double cream to swirl

Method

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan and place over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 1–2 minutes.
  • Add the butternut squash and potato and cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli flakes, and season with pepper to taste. Pour in the water and add the stock cubes. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Using a hand-blender or food processor, blend until smooth, adding more water if it’s a little thick.
  • Serve sprinkled with parsley and a swirl of cream.
Soup is a great starter if you’re entertaining guests. It’s easy to make, but looks really impressive, especially with a swirl of cream on top. Serve with home-made bread or Olive Bread – the bitterness of the olives contrasts well with the creamy sweetness of the soup."/>