Speedy Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
It has taken my Clean Little Tummies a long time to get into soups. It was only really last year that they started to enjoy the textures and warmth of these dense mixtures, but now they seem to love it, especially if I serve it in mugs with grilled cheese on toast on the side. It is such an easy way to get some vegetables into children, and if you can make a batch for the freezer it can be a real ‘mum win’ on those days when it’s dinner time already and you have nothing planned!
This butternut squash and sweet potato soup is quick to make and requires very little preparation time. If you don’t want to add sweet potato then it can be left out, but it provides a sweetness that meets the approval of my three! This recipe requires simple ingredients of butternut, sweet potato and stock, but you can add other vegetables if you like, or adding some spices like chilli flakes, sage or thyme also add some depth to the flavours. Once you have blitzed the soup you can add milk/cream or coconut milk to make it creamier, or leave it as is, depending on your taste buds. A perfect warming lunch or a cosy supper, this soup really tastes like Autumn in bowl (or mug!).
1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
2 or 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 litre vegetable stock (low salt is best for little ones)
100-200ml milk/coconut milk/cream (if desired)
HOW TO MAKE SPEEDY BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SWET POTATO SOUP
Place all the ingredients (apart from the milk or cream) in a large casserole dish
Place on the stove on a low heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the squash and potato are tender
Transfer to a blender (I use my magi mix food processor) and blend until smooth. Add milk or cream if desired or a little more stock if you’d like a thinner soup and blend one more time
Serve immediately (with grilled cheese on toast if you’re like my Clean Little Tummies) or with some crusty bread if you’re like me.
Leftovers? Take for lunch the next day or pop into the freezer for another cold Autumn day.
Thank you for reading
Caroline & the Clean Little Tummies xxxx