Thursday 21 November 2013

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup - soup maker recipe

For my birthday, my husband bought me a soup maker. Perhaps not a traditional, romantic gift, but he knows me well. Actually I'm not sure he knew that it was a soup maker when he bought it, as what he was really after was a blender after I broke my old one. But having had it now for a few weeks I am really loving it. I enjoy making soup, but always found blending it difficult, having to transfer the boiling soup into the blender and it never all fitting in at once, and the soup maker makes it all so easy.

Simple spicy butternut squash soup recipe

I've been so pleased with my new soup maker that I wrote a full review which you can read here - Andrew James Soup Maker and Blender. One thing I've found though is that it doesn't make such a large quantity as many soup recipes, so I'm having to scale down my recipes to make them fit. Having been sent some Steenbergs Mixed Spice to try, I decided to try a spicy butternut squash soup.

Butternut squash soup

This simple recipe fits perfectly into my soup maker, and makes two large portions or three smaller portions.

You need:

Half a butternut squash, chopped
One carrot, chopped
One onion, chopped
450ml stock (I use vegetable stock)
One teaspoon of mixed spice
Pinch of salt and pepper

Simply add the ingredients into the soup maker and turn it on. You can make the same recipe on the hob though, just add the ingredients into a saucepan and cook until the vegetables are soft, then blend.

The spices were lovely and gave the soup a wonderful, warming taste. Delicious!

Steenbergs' Organic mixed spice

If you are looking for more recipes which are suitable for a soup maker you might like my post Five simple Vegetarian recipes for a Soup Maker

I was sent a jar of Steenbergs Organic Freetrade Mixed Spice to try.


  1. ooh which soup maker did you get? I bought the Morphy Richards one last November, and it's easily the best thing we've bought in a long time - we use it weekly (and it's good for smoothies)! Might have to try some Steenbergs too to spice up my recipes - I used to make vegetable stews in there too with a ready-made mixture when I had no time between getting home from work and teatime!

    1. It's an Andrew James one, not a make that I'd heard of before buy my husband found it online and the reviews were very good. I think it's going to have a lot of use, it is very good.

  2. That sounds and looks like a very heart warming soup. And I bet the spices give your belly a nice little kick.


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