Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe for roasted butternut squash soup is part of a #shop sponsored by the social shopper media company Collective Bias. I must admit that we are a bit obsessed with soup round our house. It’s one of the few ways I can convince my son to try pretty much any vegetable and it’s normally the lunch of choice for my husband and I as we try to eat healthily during the week. With autumn in full effect it’s nice to be able to make use of the seasonal produce on offer and this roasted butternut squash soup is filling, very tasty and even looks super autumnnal with it’s gorgeous orange colour.

butternut squash soup

Having two young kids trips to buy food tend to be dependant on where is the most convenient but I’m lucky to have a big Morrissons near me. The butternut squashes were located in the vegetable aisle next to the sweetcorn.

butternut squash location

After stopping off for a much needed cup of tea I started work on making this soup. The recipe below makes two servings and is a great way to warm up on cooler days, plus the smell of the roasting vegetables made my house smell lovely (though did get my husband asking me every five minutes when it would be lunch time!)

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients

1 Small butternut squash (around 750g)

1 Small carrot

1/2 An onion

2 Tbsps olive oil

450ml Vegetable stock

Creme fraiche (I used low fat)

2 Rashers of bacon (optional)

Salt and pepper

roasted butternut squash soup ingredients

Method:

Start by peeling your butternut squash using a potato peeler and cutting it into chunks about 3cm square. Peel and chop your carrot and onion and then place all three into a ziplock bag. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and give the closed bag a good shake, allowing all the vegetables to get covered.

how to make roasted butternut squash soup

Spread the vegetables out onto a baking tray and cook for about 40 minites on 180c or until the edges start to brown.

butternut soup roasted vegetables

While your vegetables are cooking make your vegetable stock and cook your bacon, cutting the cooked rashers into thin pieces. The bacon is obviously optional but if you do eat meat I think the saltiness of it goes really well with the smooth flavours of the soup. Once your vegetables are cooked place them into a large saucepan or casserole dish and slowly add the vegetable stock a bit at a time, mixing them together with a hand mixer. Add more stock until your soup reaches the correct consistency and then serve, topped with a spoonful of creme fraiche and a sprinkle of the crispy bacon slices.

Like the sound of this recipe? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin the image below so that you don’t forget to make it – I promise it really is gorgeous! What’s your favourite autumnal food?

roasted butternut squash soup

12 Comments

  1. 5th October 2017 / 6:39 am

    Butternut squash is definitely one of the most underrated vegetables on the planet! This looks like such a great recipe and love the fact its seasonal.

    • 5th October 2017 / 6:24 pm

      i love it, the skin is a faff but it’s worth the effort.

  2. 5th October 2017 / 6:47 am

    I have recently really got into soups (I usually for for pea and ham or tuscan bean) but I’ve never tried butternut squash, think I will give this a go this weekend, great post, it looks delicious! xx

  3. 5th October 2017 / 8:39 am

    Ah now this is something I may have to try for my fall bucket list, try a new recipe!

    Thank you will pin and let you know how it was if it passes the fussy eater taste test lol 😂

    • 5th October 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Oh that’s always a tricky one isn’t it! Both mine are fussy and one loves soup and the other hates it. Will cross fingers for you!

  4. 5th October 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I love butternut squash soup but my husband isn’t a huge fan. The addition of bacon to his portion would change his opinion though! Great idea that I would not have thought about.

  5. 5th October 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I absolutely adore butternut squash but have have never tried it with bacon, that is about to change !

  6. 6th October 2017 / 10:46 pm

    This soup is one of my favourites! I’ve never tried it with bacon though so I will definitely be adding that next time I make this. YUM!

  7. 7th October 2017 / 5:49 pm

    This looks delicious! I love soup in the colder weather x

  8. 7th October 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I love butternut squash soup, but adding bacon – now THAT is a stroke of genius!

  9. 8th October 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Ahh, this looks so tasty and healthy! This is definitely something I would like to try to make at home once I’m back from Holiday.

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