What with Boyfriend having had a tooth removed at the end of last week, we've been having a lot of soups lately. More him than me, but I occasionally partake in his healthy bonanza. One of our favourites at the moment is butternut squash and sweet potato soup. I'm biased if I say you're bound to love this, because I reckon butternut squash is probably my favourite veg ever. Honest. E-VER. But if you feel the same way I do, all I can say is put down whatever it is you're doing, get yourself to the kitchen (via the supermarket if you don't happen to have the necessary ingredients) and get it on. It's that good.
You will need:
- half a butternut squash, cut in chunks
- 1 large onion
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
- generous pinch of cayenne pepper and paprika
- Preheat your oven to 195C.
- Place all the veg in a large baking tray, drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle some cayenne and paprika. Put as much or little as you like, depends if you like it spicy or not! Add a little bit of freshly ground black pepper too.
- Put in the oven for 50min (until the veg is soft and cooked).
- Make 800ml of stock in a large bowl.
- Add the sweet potato and onion to the bowl.
- If you're not keen on eating the skin of the butternut squash, scrape off the flesh and add to the bowl. Otherwise, just chuck it all in.
- Mix using a hand blender.
This makes about 3 servings, but you can easily make more or less, depending on how many people you want to feed. (I usually make more and have it the next day for lunch or freeze it). And that's it! What do you put in your favourite soup?