Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary

Butternut squash soup is a favourite of mine, and the addition of fresh rosemary gives this soup an extra dimension of taste.  

Some recipes require you to roast the butternut squash first, but I think this is unnecessary.  Soup is such a handy thing to have in the fridge, and I make a batch every few days, so there is always a bowl full on had for my lunch!  Healthy and a great way to get your 5 a day!


1 medium butternut squash
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large carrots
1 large red onion
1-liter vegetable stock
3 sprigs fresh rosemary

salt and freshly milled pepper

Chopped parsley (optional)

What to do:

1. Peel and deseed the butternut squash and chop into even sized cubes.  Peel the onion and chop roughly, and peel and slice the carrots.

2. Warm a large saucepan and add the olive oil. Add the prepared onion, butternut squash and carrots,  and stir to get a good coating of the olive oil, put on a lid and let the vegetables sweat for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the vegetable stock and rosemary sprigs, and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.

4. Remove the Cooked rosemary sprigs. Using a blender or food processor, blend the soup until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add a bit of water or milk for a creamy texture.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve in bowls, garnished with some chopped parsley (optional) and serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!

 TIP: This soup is also great combined with sweet potato.  Omit the carrot and replace with sweet potato for a richer slightly sweeter soup.

Written by:  Sally Lock

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Sally Lock

I have been writing blogs and features for some years, specialising in recipes and all things related to food. Previously, I wrote for an environmentally friendly garden website, and have been a recipe advisor for Womans Journal. Mother of three and the ultimate multi-tasker, I am also the Creative Director for Silversurfers and manage all our social media too.

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5th Sep 2016
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Looking forward to trying the butternut squash soup with rosemary
1st Aug 2013
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must try this love sweet potatoes
1st Aug 2013
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must try this with the sweet potatoe
Jan Griffin
23rd Apr 2013
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I like the sound of this soup and will definitely give it a try,thanks x
Rena Bradley
8th Oct 2012
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I'll certainly be giving this one a go, it sounds delicious and I love sweet potatoes.. I too make lots of soup to freeze in the winter. I usually freeze it when it's quite thick and dilute it with water later as it takes up far less room in the freezer or fridge. Thanks Sally, your recipes are great.

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