Rosemary Conley's butternut squash soup
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Rosemary Conley's butternut squash soup recipe is delicious, so easy to make and is the perfect winter warmer. Butternut squash, like its name, has a sweet rich buttery flavour, delicious in this thick, creamy Rosemary Conley soup recipe. This soup recipe serves 4 people and will take around 50 mins to prepare and cook. A portion of this soup works out at only 129 calories per serving - great, right? The lemon thyme and garlic in this recipe gives this soup a real boost of flavour and improves the flavour of the butternut squash too.
- 900g (2lb) fresh butternut squash
- 3 celery sticks, sliced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2tsp chopped fresh lemon thyme
- 1ltr (2pts) vegetable stock
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2tbsp virtually fat-free fromage frais
- Chives to garnish
Top tip: If you like, you can keep the butternut squash soup chunky by liquidising only half and mixing it with the unliquidised half.
- Cut the squash in half lengthways, using a large chopping knife. Remove the seeds and peel away the thick skin, using a small knife. Chop into small pieces. Place in a large saucepan with the celery, onions and garlic and dry-fry over a low heat for 2-3 mins.
- Add the thyme, stock and bay and simmer gently until the vegetables are soft. Remove the bay and liquidise until smooth.
- Return the soup to the pan, adjust the consistency with a little extra stock if required and season with salt and black pepper.
- Just before serving, remove from the heat and stir in the fromage frais. Divide into serving bowls.
- Serve the butternut squash soup with a swirl of fromage frais and a pinch of finely chopped chives.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 129(kcal)
- Fat 0.8g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.