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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup May 2, 2011

Filed under: Soups and Stews,Vegetarian — delishuss @ 3:22 pm
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My friend Kathy passed this recipe onto me. It’s a zero pro-points weight watchers recipe.  Go easy on the chilli and half the spices if you prefer food a little less spicy.  It’s a great filling food and it’s a bit more interesting than the standard vegetable soup.  A good one to have in the freezer.


Low fat cooking spray

1 butternut squash peeled and cubed

2 carrots, diced

2 celery sticks, diced

1 onion, chopped

1 chilli, finely diced

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped

1 tablespoon, smoked paprika

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 litre chicken stock

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a saucepan and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Sauté the butternut squash, carrots, celery, onion for 5-7 minutes until softened. Cover the saucepan with a lid and sweat for another couple of minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, add the garlic, ginger and chilli and fry for 2 minutes. Add the spices and stir, cooking for another minute. Add the bay leaves and chicken stock.
  4. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.
  5. Remove the bay leaves and blitz with a blender. Season with salt and pepper.

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