Carrot and butternut squash soup

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By: Sally Bee

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.30 / 5 (464 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
50 min

Quick and easy to make, this soup will last a week in the refrigerator. A delicious meal for busy lifestyles by health conscious cook Sally Bee


1. Sweat the onion and garlic in the olive oil over a medium heat in a large, lidded pan for about 7 minutes, or until soft.

2. Chop the carrots and butternut squash into 1.5cm/ 5/8in cubes and add to the pan. Season with black pepper and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.

3. Pour in the stock, add the thyme leaves and parsley or coriander and bring to the boil. Now turn down the heat a little, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.

4. Finally, use a hand blender or liquidizer to purée the soup. Reheat and serve.


  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and deseeded
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 850 ml chicken stock, or vegetable stock
  • 2-3 sprigs thyme
  • Handful of fresh coriander, or parsley

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Latest Comment


Easy, tasty and wholesome. I added some cayenne pepper to taste after I'd liquidized it to counteract the natural sweetness of the carrots and squash. Will definitely make again!

Jacksters Jacksters  Posted 11 Nov 2013 3:02 PM

Thanks for the recipe! I love it!

viktoriaM63030 viktoriaM63030  Posted 23 Sep 2013 12:25 PM

great if I could only print the recipe

RitaW85207 RitaW85207  Posted 13 Jun 2013 4:38 PM

A very hearty dish on a cold day, thank you.


PhillipO30671 PhillipO30671 Posted 23 Feb 2013 4:58 PM

Have made this several times and its hard to improve upon.

DavidM83194 DavidM83194 Posted 18 Jan 2013 11:57 AM

a lovely simple soup and absolutely delicious!

lynneC22867 lynneC22867 Posted 08 Dec 2012 4:01 PM

Fantastic soup, tastes great, very filling.
Great option for dieters!

lornaG1873 lornaG1873 Posted 04 May 2011 1:11 PM

This is fantastic, a keeper as we say in our house. Very easy to do and extremely tastey. Will definately be doing again and again.

garlicsauce garlicsauce Posted 15 Mar 2011 2:56 PM

I added coconut cream at the final reheat this gave a wonderfull velvet smooth taste.

MaryC25116 MaryC25116 Posted 14 Jan 2011 12:43 PM

Fantastic recipe, going to go down a treat at Christmas lunch. Preferred to use the vegetable stock as i found it enhanced the flavours more, making it veggie friendly for my son-in-law in the process. As a novice soup maker this was Super Easy.. Big Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you all x x

MaureenT25380 MaureenT25380 Posted 25 Dec 2010 1:43 PM

Not usually a soup person but this is very tasty, i also added 150ml of orange juice.

Dooza1976 Dooza1976 Posted 30 Sep 2010 11:15 AM

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son of the devil son of the devil Posted 08 Sep 2010 8:09 PM