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Monday 31 January 2022

Butternut Squash Soup : The Mary Berry Way

Mary Berry, is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She describes her cooking style as 'family' - practical, healthy recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients.

Today, I am sharing her easy butternut squash soup recipe, it is completely dairy-free! It has added red pepper and ginger, and is deliciously smooth. Roasting the squash, rather than boiling it in a pan, really brings out the flavour in the soup.

For this recipe you will need a 3.5–4 litre/6–7 pint deep-sided saucepan.

Serves Eight (adjust to suit)
1.5kg/3lb 5oz peeled and deseeded butternut squash, cut into 3cm/1¼in cubes (see recipe tip below)
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp clear honey (optional)
5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
1.5 litres/2½ pints vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
2. Tip the prepared squash into a large, resealable freezer bag with the onion, carrots and red pepper. Add half the oil and salt and pepper and toss everything together until the vegetables are evenly coated. Tip into a large roasting tin and spread out to form a single layer.
3. Roast in the oven for 40–45 minutes, or until tender and tinged brown. Drizzle over the honey, if using, 5 minutes before the end of cooking.
4. Place the large, deep-sided saucepan over a medium heat, add the remaining oil and, when it is hot, add the ginger and fry for a minute. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then stir in the roasted vegetables and add salt and pepper.
5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and, using a hand blender, blend the mixture until smooth. Return to the heat to warm through and serve hot.
To Serve
Many may like to serve this soup with a favourite slice of crusty bread, there are some lower carb choices here 
Recipe Tips
 (i) If covered and chilled in the fridge, this butternut squash soup can be made up to 3 days ahead.
(ii) If stored in a freezer-proof bag or container, this soup freezes well for up to 3 months.
(iii) Ready-prepared butternut squash can be bought from supermarkets and makes this soup even quicker to prepare.

Butternut squash is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables you can eat, with a rich array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as significant amounts of digestive fibreIt not only tastes great, it is also low in calories, yet surprisingly filling.

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Christine said...

Sounds delicious!

Tom said...

...I like to watch Mary Berry!

My name is Erika. said...

This looks yummy. Happy new week and end of January too.

Martha said...

Sure sounds delicious!

Elephant's Child said...

Butternut squash is delicious - in so many recipes.

aussie aNNie said...

A simply gorgeous recipe..
Sorry been MIA, been so hot here and the lights in my craft haven send the heat even more making it hard to craft.... air con has broken down too....xx
If you are on facebook I invite you to join my new craft/sharing group

sandy said...

I've only ever had a pasta with butternut sauce and it was amazing.
soup looks delicious.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Annie
Many thanks for your comment.
Hope you can get your air con sorted soon.
Many thanks for your kind invitation to your Facebook group, but I do not do Facebook.

Wishing you all the best for the new week ahead.
Take Care

All the best Jan

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta se ve muy rica. Te mando un beso.

Jo said...

I love butternut squash but have never had it in a soup, I must try it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gosto de sopa de abobora.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

linda said...

It sounds delicious, in fact I might just make it today.

Azka Kamil said...

Sounds delicious!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds both delicious and healthy!
Have a great day and a happy new week!!

baili said...

recipe sounds great and delicious dear Jan ,thanks for sharing .

if i am not wrong we have this veggie in green color here and call it kaddoo which my mom would cook so delicious way ,i too cook it but rarely

blessings to you and family!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I almost bought a butternut squash at the store this week, but chose spaghetti squash instead. This sounds like great soup and something I would enjoy.

Rose said...

I bet it smells so good...

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very delicious! Have a great week, Valerie

Jeanie said...

This looks so good -- if I can get my hands on a butternut, this might be on the menu!

Luiz Gomes said...

Bom dia. Mais um mês terminando e espero que o seu mês de fevereiro seja com muita paz e saúde, tanto para você e familiares. Obrigado pela visita e carinho.

Bill said...

Sounds delicious!

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Lorrie said...

This would be delicious with the ginger. And so warming.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds pretty good.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I agree that Mary Berry shares such wonderful recipes! I loved he rn the Great British Baking Show. Her butternut squash soup recipe sounds delicious. I've enjoyed it in the past but will now try her version.

happyone said...

Mmmmm sounds good.

Carla from The River said...

YUM... pinning. We enjoy squash soup.

William Kendall said...

I have never had squash.

Snowbird said...

Oh, that looks lovely. I must give it a

Teresa said...

Tal vez la haga algún día. Besos.

Debbie said...

butternut squash soup is my absolute favorite. i never make it, i buy it at atlanta bread, theirs is the best!!

Conniecrafter said...

Hubby would like this for sure

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Butternut Squash is delicious, but I've never had it as a soup. This looks good.