Make with Kids - Squash Soup

Dec 15 / Angela Andrea

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1 large butternut squash
2 sweet potatoes
1 large leek
2 red peppers
1 Chicken stock cube
25g of butter
1 litre cold water
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

IMPORTANT - if making this with children always remember Health & Safety, especially with knives, scissors etc.

  1. Wash your leek, cut off root end and rough green tops and slice.Put the butter in to a saucepan and melt.
  2. Once melted, turn down heat and add the leeks. Put a lid on and let them ‘sweat’ which means to cook slowly in the butter but not turn brown. Stir as needed.
  3. Peel your butternut squash, cut in half to remove seeds and then chop in to small chunks – put in a colander.
  4. Do the same for the sweet potato.Cut the peppers in half, take out the stalk and the seeds and chop in to pieces – put in the colander and wash everything. Let drain whilst leeks finish sweating.
  5. Once the leeks are soft, add all the other vegetables the stock cube, salt & pepper and water. Bring to the boil and then simmer until all of the vegetables are cooked through.
  6. Once cooled a little, use a blender to make smooth and enjoy with some nice crusty bread. This soup also freezes well.
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