Sherried squash soup

A good soup soon becomes a fail safe recipe for any occasion. You can always miss out the sherry if making for children

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 183
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 26g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.22g


  • 1 large onion, halved
  • 4 tbsp dry (fino) sherry
  • 1kg butternut squash peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 600ml hot vegetable stock (we like Marigold)
  • seed bread croûtons and flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Fry the onion in the oil for 5 mins until softened. Add the sherry and squash and sizzle for 1-2 mins. Pour in the stock, then cover and simmer for 20 mins until the squash is tender when pierced with a knife.

  2. Whizz in a food processor until smooth. Will keep in the fridge for 2 days, or freeze for 6 weeks. When ready to eat, reheat until bubbling and serve in small portions topped with seed-bread croûtons (see above right) and a parsley sprig.

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