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Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup – simply delicious!

Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup - Fab Food 4 AllI didn’t plan to make Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup yesterday as it was my birthday. Hubby offered to take me out for lunch but I knew I had a 1p bag of bargain spinach in the fridge that was in need of using up and after a quick forage I also found half a butternut squash and a lonely leek that also needed using. I just can’t bare to waste food and I think this trait was learned from my mum who having been brought up during the war had huge respect for food.

Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup - Fab Food 4 All

So after making myself a birthday cake I just threw the soup together thinking that the butternut squash would be a nice change from potato as a thickener. Not only was it a great thickener but the sweetness really complimented the spinach taking away any bitterness and it tasted almost creamy! Going out to eat is great but my soup was so delicious I really didn’t feel like I’d missed out and my son and hubby also enjoyed it. Later that evening I had family over for some fizz, home made cake, cookies and tea and tomorrow I’m going out with some girlfriends to celebrate:-)

Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup - Fab Food 4 All

I do hope you try my Spinach & Butternut Squash as I will be making this regularly now (I finished it off today and it tasted even better). Next time though I will double the recipe as this made enough for 4 good portions and when soup tastes this good you want lots leftover! If you like spinach and butternut squash soups then you might like to have a look at the following:

Simple Fat Free Spinach Soup – Fab Food 4 All
10 Minute Spinach, Chilli and Fennel Soup – Planet Veggie
Cheesey Broccoli & Spinach Soup – Tinned Tomatoes
Butternut Squash & Kale Soup – Fab Food 4 All
Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon Brittle – Kavey Eats
Butternut Squash, Lemon & Tahini Soup – Fuss Free Flavours
Butternut Squash & Celeriac Soup – Lovely Appetite
Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Lentil Soup – Family Friends Food

 

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Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup - simply delicious!
 
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Spinach & Butternut Squash Soup is healthy and delicious with a creamy texture.
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Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 25g butter (or to make vegan use another 1 tbsp rapeseed oil)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 500g butternut squash (about ½ a squash)
  • 800 mls vegetable or chicken stock
  • 240g bag baby leaf spinach
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Garnish
  • onion salad crispies
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, leek and garlic and soften for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the butternut squash and fry for another 5 minutes (or until onions and leeks softened), stirring again.
  4. Add the stock and pepper and bring to the boil.
  5. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes under a lid.
  6. Add the spinach leaves, replace the lid and allow to wilt (about 5 minutes).
  7. Blend the soup and serve garnished with onion salad crispies.

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  1. Emma Walton

    I love the vibrant colour of the soup as well as the ingredients and will definitely give this recipe a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma, it is a fabulous soup:-)

  2. A S,Edinburgh

    I feel the same about waste; I find it really hard. I love the sound of the effect the squash had on this, I wouldn’t have thought to use it that way but it sounds brilliant!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it is a fab soup:-)

  3. Poh Furray

    This looks really delicious. Plus a great bargain for 1p!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Poh:-)

  4. William Gould

    We love spinach in our house. This looks like it should be worth a try, even though my wife is mot over keen on what she calls “liquid food” lol

  5. Amy Fidler

    Love the look of this x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, it is superb;-)

  6. Jayne Sullivan

    Looks delicious. Such a bright, vibrant colour.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jayne, it is delicious:-)

  7. Heather Haigh

    I love how vibrant this looks! We often have a bit of a glut of spinach that I don’t know what to do with, I do now…

  8. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    Wow! That’s seriously green! Beautiful! Sounds delicious too xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, it is really delicious and surprisingly creamy:-)

  9. kellie@foodtoglow

    It is so fab when you get such an unexpectedly good result from doing something a wee bit different. And it’s pretty amazing how green the soup still manages to be whilst containing so much squash! I hope you enjoyed your birthday. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie! Yes I love it when a new dish just works:-)

  10. Nayna Kanabar

    I love spinach and this combination is something I have not tried, so definitely will try this variation. I also love the vibrant green colour you have achieved as sometimes spinach turn black when you cook it. It looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nayna, this combination just seems to work so well:-)

  11. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    This soups sounds like it combines the best of two worlds, sweetness of squash with the pepperiness of spinach. I love these veggies but hadn’t thought of creating a soup with them, now I will definitely do so!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, yes these to vegetables really compliment each other so well, glad to have inspired you:-)

  12. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    What a gorgeous colour Camilla. Your soup sounds delicious and it’s full of goodness too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sarah, it’s on the regular make list now:-)

  13. Simona

    What a gorgeous color!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Simona;-)

  14. Scarlet

    I never would have thought of this flavor combo but it looks so beautiful that I have to try it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Scarlet, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  15. Jacqueline Meldrum

    That looks heavenly Camilla. I am craving some as it’s quite chilly here just now. Thanks for linking to my soup 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jac, I wish I had some too today but at least it’s not frosty today, the sun is out:-)

  16. Cathy

    Happy birthday! I’d never have thought about putting spinach and butternut squash together, although I love both those in soups separately. Your photos are fab, too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Cathy:-) I have put Butternut Squash & Kale together before so thought it would work well with spinach too;-)

  17. Kavey

    The colour looks amazing! And I can imagine the sweet squash balancing the bitterness of the greens very nicely. Great idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, yes these two flavours really compliment each other:-)

  18. Dom

    sounds divine though even if it wasn’t planned… and LOOK at that colour!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dom, I was definitely cooking on gas on my birthday, the stars were aligned favourably I think:-)

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