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Butternut Squash Soup!

11:14 am Alanna Hopgood 0 Comments

It's already September! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone, and like many other people my age I've recently started college. I've decided to start cooking more, and took my new start and the cold weather as a perfect opportunity to make some delicious soup! Soup is really easy to make so I recommend it for anyone that hasn't got much experience cooking from scratch, and it's such an easy lunch to take with you for a busy day. I first tried butternut squash on holiday this year and I looved it, so I'm going to share my recipe with you guys :)

You will need:
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 carrot
- ½ a sweet potato
- 1 onion
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- salt and pepper


all of the un-chopped ingredients
First, chop up all your veggies! I'm really bad at describing sizes but I'd say about the size of a ping pong ball? Apart from the onion, which should be about 1cm cubed (chew some gum when you're chopping the onion to stop you from crying!).

Next, you need to cook off the onion in a saucepan. Do this by adding a dribble of olive oil and cooking on a low heat, stirring occasionally. You'll know they're done when they stop being crispy. Whilst you're doing this, stick the kettle on and make your vegetable stock! The instructions for this should be on your stock cube packet (extra credit if you make your own stock!!)

don't burn them!
Once they're nicely cooked you need to add all of your chopped vegetables and enough stock so that all the vegetables are covered. Bring this to boil and then let it all simmer until the vegetables go soft.

it's a little bit steamy - sorry!
Now you need to blend up your soup! I used a blender as I prefer my soup with no lumps, but if you like a lumpy soup them feel free to use a hand blender and whizz it to how you want!

mmm...
Put your mixed soup back into the saucepan and add salt and pepper until you think it's perfect! I loved this bit because I felt like a top chef :P And there is your butternut squash soup! I think it's so tasty and just perfect for Autumn/Winter. Let me know how you find this recipe and I'll try and make some more soups soon!

Can't wait to eat this all winter!!



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