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Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Soup Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


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  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 500g butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks

  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks

  • 2 sprigs of thyme

  • 500ml reduced-salt vegetable stock

  • 1 tsp mild curry powder

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • 2 garlic cloves, bruised

  • 1cm cube garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Dash of olive oil


  • Heat a pan on medium-high heat and add the oil.
  • Sauté the onion, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes until sweating.
  • Add the remaining vegetables and seasoning to the pan and cook through for a minute.
  • Add the vegetable stock and the sprigs of thyme to the pan, reduce to low heat to simmer and cook for approx 30 minutes until all vegetables are tender.
  • Blend the contents of the pan either in a blender or with a handheld blender until smooth.
  • Empty the contents back into the pan and serve with a garnish of reduced fat creme fraiche (omit for a less calories and vegan soup), toasted butternut squash seeds, freshly ground black pepper, chilli flakes and an extra sprinkle of thyme leaves.