Home made butternut soup

It’s raining in Cape town today and as the winter chill starts to waft in I thought I’d share one of my favourite soup recipes.

Butternut soup


  • 1 big butternut peeled and chopped into small pieces.
  • 2 small onions roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 cube chicken stock
  • Half teaspoon nutmeg
  • OPTIONAL: Less than half a teaspoon peri peri spice or cinnamon.
  • A piece butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cream ( add according to your taste)

Method :

In a pot, add butter and a little olive oil, drop your onions, garlic, nutmeg and peri peri spice.

Let it fry for a minute.

Add butternut, water and chicken stock and bring to a boil. If water dries add a little more. The butternut must be soft.

Remove from stove and blend it with a stick blender until smooth.

Add cream and salt and pepper..

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