Below the Line Recipe: Souper Cheap Squash Soup

Soup has long been a go-to for me. There’s nothing a bowl of something packed full of vegetables won’t cure – and as soon as I signed up to the Below the Line challenge, I knew there would be soup involved in my 5 days. This recipe really does 4 portions, but if you have plenty of bread or are serving as a starter it would do 5.

Below the Line Recipe: Souper Cheap Squash Soup

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 40 minutes
  • Total: 45 minutes
  • Author Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
  • Serves 4-5


  • Half butternut squash, 24.5p
  • 2 carrots, 9.4p
  • 1/3 swede, 1.5p
  • 1 litre water, free
  • 1 stock cube, 3p
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1.5p


  1. Preheat your oven to about 200C
  2. Chop up the squash, carrots and swede. Pop them on a non-stick baking tray and stick in the oven for about 40 minutes, turning half way through.
  3. Once the vegetables are done, boil a kettle.
  4. Put the water, stock cube and curry powder in a large saucepan with the vegetables and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes then remove from the heat.
  5. Blend until smooth and serve.

Total Cost: 39.9p, or 9.9p per serving (based on 4 servings)

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