Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

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I’ve always been a big fan of soup, especially homemade soup, and so when mum taught me her recipe for butternut squash and red pepper soup (with a side of homemade bread!) I just couldn’t resist making it. It’s a perfect winter warmer, and very healthy yet filling for all of you who are on January healthy eating plans.

You’ll need:
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 litre good quality stock (homemade if possible)
  • Some grated parmesan
  • Some yummy bread to serve
Chop the top and tails off of your squash and then dice it into chunks, no need to peel it! 

Put the chunks in a heavy roasting dish, drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast them in a 180 degree oven for about an hour. Roughly chop your onions and put them in the same tray.

Cut your peppers into strips and then add them to the squash, and pop them back into the oven for another half hour. Check if you need to add any more oil at this point, you don’t want your veg drying out.

Once your squash and peppers are very tender take them out the oven and pop them into a blender, or into a large bowl if you’re using a hand blender. Add the stock and whizz until your soup is nice and chunky, or smoother if that’s how you like it.

Grate some Parmesan into the soup and mix it all up. Give it a quick taste and see if it  needs any more seasoning.

Serve into lovely soup bowls, or mugs, and cut some crusty bread to serve.

Pure perfection!

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  • steve.r hudson

    It was so tasty, we had her rough cut veg soup with home made bread for lunch today, so rustic and full of taste and texture – loved it.

  • Super tasty! I'll be making it again!


  • what a delicious, healthy recipe. I'm definitely going to try it, thank you for sharing!


  • Great, thanks Whitney! Would love to know how it turns out for you, let me know! X