South African Butternut Soup
105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
9 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe is so simple, and yet is the tastiest butternut soup ever! I am quite sure that the chilli pepper has a great deal to do with its success, it really is just a hint of a burn, but brings out the rich, nutty flavour of the squash perfectly. For this recipe to be truly wonderful, a home-made chicken stock is the ideal choice, so the little time it takes to boil up some chicken carcasses and herbs is well worth the trouble, there are loads of simple recipes for chicken and other stocks in almost every cookbook and on most cooking websites. If you don't want to take the time to make your own stock though, then make one from a stock cube or powder. I do not honestly know what can be used as a substitute for the butternut squash, if it is not available in your country, because pumpkin does not work well, although it does look similar to a butternut in colour. The texture of a butternut is much smoother and finer than pumpkin, and it is a lot sweeter. Perhaps it is rather more like a sweet potato in both texture and colour than a pumpkin.

Categories:  beginner-cook , african , <-4-hours , bisques~cream-soups , soups-&-stews , low-carb , low-in... , low-sodium , time-to-make , low-protein , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , weeknight , easy , south-african , squash , vegetable , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (1387.96 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 761.62 Calories from Fat 289.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32.12g 98.82%
Saturated Fat 18.43g 184.28%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 102.5mg 68.33%
Sodium 414.99mg 34.58%
Total Carbohydrate 115.23g 76.82%
Dietary Fiber 16.53 g 132.26%
Sugars 30.62 g %
Protein 18.08g 72.31%
Vitamin A 80596.1IU% Vitamin C 158.96mg%
Calcium 526.09mg% Iron 6.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, elephant garlic, small, small jalapeno, melted butter, fresh