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Last Updated: 03/12/2015  
Tags: Winter Warming Soup Recipes

It’s officially the start of winter this month and it’s at this time of year that we all turn to winter-warming meals to make us feel better. Soups are really warming and are the perfect meal if you are trying to stay trim and healthy. So here are three of our favourite winter warming soup recipes:

Butternut squash is in season at this time of year, so it tastes at its best, here is our recipe for butternut squash soup:

You will need:

½ a butternut squash, cubed and cooked in the oven on 190c for 25 minutes

500ml of chicken stock, or veggy stock

Seasoning

1 Onion peeled and diced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

Tbs Olive oil

Tbs of crème fraiche or 50ml cream

Salt and Pepper

Place the onion and olive oil into a pan, and sweat the onions on a low heat until transparent and tender, then add the garlic – making sure that it doesn't burn. Then add the stock and seasoning and cook for a further 10 minutes on a high heat. Blend, then stir in the crème fraiche, and serve.

Cream of chicken noodle soup recipe from Good Housekeeping

You will need:

500g bag vegetable casserole mix

1 tbsp olive oil

1litre (1 3/4 pint) hot chicken stock

400g tin cream of chicken soup

100 g (3 ½oz) lasagne sheets, roughly broken into small pieces

300 g (11oz) , roughly chopped

3 tbsp crème fraîche

2 tbsp finely cut fresh chives
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Vegetable soup from the BBC Good food website, this soup they state is a meal in itself, packed full of vegetables, spices and aromatics.

You will need:

For the base ingredients

2 tbsp olive or sunflower oil, or 30g/1oz butter

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

For the aromatics

1 bouquet garni

and/or 1-2 fresh red chillies, de-seeded and chopped

or 1 tsp or more curry paste or curry powder or spices, e.g. cumin, fennel seeds, cinnamon, etc

For the main ingredients

1 potato, or other thickener if needed, peeled and cut into chunks

500g/18oz vegetables, prepared as appropriate and roughly chopped

For the liquid

1-1.5 litres/1¾-2¾ pints) vegetable or chicken stock, or vegetable cooking water, or a mixture of water and milk

Seasonings

salt

freshly ground black pepper


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