Butternut squash soup


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Try making my butternut squash soup. It's great for keeping warm in winter!

Butternut squash is really tasty and contains vitamin A which is good for your eyesight.

You will need these ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ litre low-salt vegetable stock


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Ask an adult to help you get together these pieces of equipment:

  • chopping board

  • large chopping knife 

  • tablespoon

  • oven tray

  • measuring jug

  • saucepan with lid

  • hand blender

Take care!

Be careful with knives. Never use one by yourself. Always make sure you have an adult to help you.

Step 1

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Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F / Gas Mark 5.

Ask an adult to cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

Put the butternut squash halves on an oven tray.

Drizzle the oregano and olive oil over them.

Ask the adult to put the tray in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the squash is soft.

When it is ready, they can take it out and let it cool a little.

Step 2

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Now ask an adult to cook the chopped onion in a pan until it becomes translucent.

Then scoop out the soft squash and put it into the pan with the onion. Make sure you leave the skin behind.

Add the stock and stir it together.

Step 3

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Ask the adult to help you squash the squash with a hand blender.

Then let the soup simmer on a medium heat for 10 minutes.

Ask the adult to take it off the heat and let it cool enough to drink.

Step 4

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Serve your soup.

Why not make some special soup cups? You'll need white plastic cups and decorations.

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