Roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and red pepper soup

A perfect hearty, healthy, winter soup recipe…
Serves 4

You’ll need:

Drizzle of oil
1 large onion
1/2 butternut squash
1 medium sweet potato (approx 300g)
1 red pepper
Sprinkle of chilli flakes
Vegetable stock cube
A splash of milk
Salt and pepper to season
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (optional)

I use a soup maker, but a large pan does just the same job – you’ll just have to transfer to a blender after it’s cooked and cooled down a bit.

What to do:

Pre-heat  the oven to 1800

Peel the squash and sweet potato, remove any seeds and chop into rough chunks

Put on a baking tray with the roughly chopped, deseeded pepper

Add the chopped onion

Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle sparingly with chilli flakes and salt and pepper. If you want to, you can add about a quarter of a teaspoon of cumin seeds too

Roasted red pepper, butternust squash and sweet potato soup

Roasted red pepper, butternust squash and sweet potato soup

Roast in the oven for about half an hour, or until the squash is soft but the peppers and onions aren’t burning – leave to cool slightly before handling

Transfer the tray of vegetables to the soup maker, sprinkle in a vegetable stock cube and add enough water to make 1400ml

Bring to the boil, simmer for 15 minutes, then blend until smooth

Add a splash of milk to the final stage of blending


5 thoughts on “Roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and red pepper soup

  1. Sounds really good and we are always looking for different ideas. However, hot soup in a 38c temperature ( today is 39.4c) doesn’t go down too well. :o) Your winter is my summer.

  2. Oh believe me I am not rubbing anything in. A heatwave with temperatures in the mid-40s is anything but fun. Can’t work in the garden – plants die because they don’t get enough water – and if you do water them to keep them alive, the Government slugs you with an excess water bill. It’s not as great as it might look on paper.

    • You are right – that doesn’t sound much fun. We are ‘enjoying’ the first three dry days in a row since I can remember at the moment. But we’re not in the 40s – that has to be a bonus 🙂

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