Meals for Moms: Roasted Butternut and Tomato soup

As the days get colder and the night longer we are definitely heading into soup season in the Southern Hemisphere. As you are probably aware I am all about the easiest suppers ever and this recipe ranks highly for that very reason!! It is a delicious, healthy, quick soup perfect for warming up winter. And best of all the ingredients are usually ones you have in the house so no racing to the shops at 6:30!

Roasted Butternut and Tomato soup

Ingredients
1 large Butternut squash
1 large onion
2 or 3 tomatoes
A few cloves of garlic
A splash of olive oil
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
Seasoning – mixed herbs, salt, pepper etc

roasted veg

Method
Cut up the butternut, onion and tomatoes and place on a baking tray.
Add a few cloves of garlic and splash of olive oil and season to taste.
Put in the oven at 180 C for 20 – 30 mins.
Move into a pot on the stove top and blend with a stick blender.
Slowly add chicken stock (you can add some earlier to make blending easier)
Depending on how thick you want the soup add more or less chicken stock.
Simmer on the stove top for a few minutes until warm.
Pour into bowls. Add a dollop of cream and garnish (as required but not necessary)
Serve with warm, crusty ciabatta bread and real butter! YUM

soup

butternut soup

This is one of my children’s favourite meals and there are never any left overs… but if you are cooking for one you might do and it’s a great option to take to the office for lunch or freeze and reheat later in the week.

What is your favourite soup recipe?? As I said I’ve struck it lucky with some little people who love it and would like to add a few new healthy soup options – but make them easy!!! Share below…

images: Kathryn Rossiter

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 7 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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