I love butternut squash soup, in fact, I love butternut squash in anything! Butternut Squash seems to be rather popular with supermarkets selling spiralised butternut squash, butternut squash waffles (squaffles), butternut squash lasagne sheets, and even down to prepared butternut squash chunks in the fridge or freezers.
I have enjoyed all of those and do love butternut squash made into wedges/chips, soup or put into casseroles. Here is the recipe for the way I make a yummy butternut squash soup.
Butternut squash soup making tips
If you enjoy soup then these tips could help you.
Use reduced or yellow sticker butternut squash where you can, you won’t taste any difference but it will save money.
If you use a soup maker remember to defrost any frozen vegetables first as it works much more smoothly that way.
Soup is a great snack on cold winter evenings and could be a good alternative to other comfort foods. If you always make a little extra and freeze some you could have a choice in the freezer every time you need a snack or a bit of warmth.
Soup is a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet. Why not add a mug of soup to a meal that doesn’t have vegetables in as an alternative to a side portion of vegetables for a change?
Butternut squash preparation tips
If you are put off using a butternut squash because it is hard to peel then these tips could help you out.
Instead of trying to scoop all the seeds out just cut around them. This is much easier as the stringy seeds can be difficult to remove.
Consider leaving the skin on. In a chunky soup it can be just as nice with the butternut squash cut into chunks with the skin on.
If you really don’t want to peel a butternut squash then buy ready cut cubes in the fridge or freezers of the supermarket! In this butternut squash soup you will not taste any difference!
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Butternut squash soup on a diet
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
More recipes you may enjoy
If you like this butternut squash soup then you can find all of my butternut squash tips and recipes here.
If you are a soup lover like me but are looking for new recipes to enjoy or ways to make your current recipes more filling don’t panic. I have a whole post full of all the tips and tricks you need to make the best soups ever! Check it out here.
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A tasty easy to make butternut squash soup that all the family will enjoy. Cheap and easy to make on a budget. You can even pop all the ingredients in the slow coooker and make it in there.
2 large butternut squashes (peeled, deseeeded and cut into small chunks)
1 large onion (peeled and roughly chopped)
2 vegetable stock cubes
1 potato (about jacket potato size!) peeled and cut into chunks
750ml boiling water (this can be changed depending how thick you like it)
1 tsp Everyday seasoning
This recipe is very quick and simple because I literally just put it all into a pan and cook for 20-25 mins until all vegetables are tender and then allow to cool (so it doesn’t splash and burn!) and then blitz it with a hand blender. I guess you could use a food processor but its more washing up and I am lazy!
I often use the frozen prepared bags from Morrisons if I am feeling lazy or short of time as they are often a similar price at around £1 a bag and saves the fuss!
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