Chili, Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup

sweet potato and butternut squash soup

There is nothing more tasty on a midweek lunch than a bowl of piping hot chili sweet potato and butternut squash soup. Even more delicious is when it is homemade with a little warm kick of chili and is served with warm homemade bread. We love homemade soup and eat it quite often. It’s the sort of meal where you just grab any vegetables you have to hand and can be very economical to make too.

This recipe is so easy and you will soon have a nutritious family meal. I also find homemade soups are a great way of getting vegetables in to the children.


  • 2 peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • Peeled and diced butternut squash
  • 1 chopped red chili
  • Veg stock
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Creme Fraiche


  • Place the veg, chili and stock in a saucepan and boil until soft
  • Liquidise the soup and season to taste
  • Stir through the creme fraiche
  • Serve pipping hot with crusty bread
  • Soup can be frozen for one month

For a real comfort food meal I like to make this soup for a starter and serve with my homemade steak and kidney pie for mains followed by apple pie.

Are you a fan of homemade soups?


  • sarah

    21st July 2017 at 2:27 PM

    I love sweet pot and squash soup! its my favorite winter warmer

  • Claire

    21st July 2017 at 3:05 PM

    I have never made a homemade soup. I may give this a go. I’m too guilty of just having a Heinz one!

  • Abbie – Lilypad & Bow

    21st July 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Butternut squash and sweet potato soup is literally my favourite soup! Never tried it with the chili though its sounds so nice. I have this recipe bookmarked now, thanks! x
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  • Musings of a tired mummy…zzz…

    21st July 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Ooh looks delicious and thanks for the extra tips such as freezing and serving suggestion!
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  • Emma

    22nd July 2017 at 12:34 AM

    This sounds incredible! I’ve never made a soup myself before but I keep meaning to. Your meal plan sounds amazing too! I love good comfort food! x

  • Jeannette @autismmumma

    22nd July 2017 at 6:21 AM

    Mmmm, yummy! Love sweet potato and butternut squash soups.
    A big fan of soups here, they’re a great way of using up leftovers and a sneaky way to increase veg intake.
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  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes

    22nd July 2017 at 7:21 AM

    It might be summer but we definitely have winter soup weather here right now. This sounds delicious.x

  • Sarah

    22nd July 2017 at 7:29 AM

    This looks delicious, I love making soups – my favourite is parsnip soup, it’s also so comforting!

  • Jane – Our Little Escapades

    22nd July 2017 at 8:45 AM

    I lived on a homemade sweet potato soup after I had my son. I will need to try this one it sounds and looks delicious

  • Anna

    22nd July 2017 at 8:46 AM

    This sounds delicious! I love homemade soups, this is one I will def be giving a go!!

  • Hayley

    22nd July 2017 at 9:09 AM

    This soup recipe sounds right up my street. I might have to try it.

  • Lauren

    22nd July 2017 at 9:11 AM

    I love making soup and this recipe looks yummy. I take soup every day to work in the winter

  • Ophira | Easy Mommy Life

    22nd July 2017 at 9:33 AM

    I will try this recipe I make a similar one using squash and beetroot don’t know why I didn’t think of sweet potatoes

  • Deb

    22nd July 2017 at 9:41 AM

    I love homemade soup – I might make this one today x
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  • Annaelid

    22nd July 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Ohh this looks delicious!! Need to try this out soon 🙂
    xoxo Annaleid

  • Fancy

    22nd July 2017 at 10:57 AM

    I had something like this recently with chorizo added- amazing.
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  • Ritu

    22nd July 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Looks yum!

  • Suz

    22nd July 2017 at 12:17 PM

    I love pumpkin soup, though not where we are at the moment. Too hot for soup, only a cold one! In New Zealand we call a sweet potato a kumera

  • Shelley

    22nd July 2017 at 12:42 PM

    *rushes to the supermarket for supplies* Sounds yummy x

  • Lisa Orchard

    22nd July 2017 at 2:57 PM

    This sounds so good for those cold winter days! I’m bookmarking this post so I can find the recipe later. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  • Emma

    22nd July 2017 at 3:42 PM

    I love sweet tasting sounds! . I would have to leave the chilli out, though . I love how sweet potatoes make the texture almost silky

  • Angela Noel

    22nd July 2017 at 4:16 PM

    I like the little kick of chili here. Any thoughts on serving this chilled?
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  • Gabe

    22nd July 2017 at 4:36 PM

    How interesting! I just made a pot of cream veggie soup. Not nearly as delicious as this looks of course, but I was pretty sure I would be the only one thinking about hot soup during the dog days of summer. Guess great minds think alike 😉
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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    22nd July 2017 at 7:48 PM

    I love how simple and cozy it is 🙂

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    22nd July 2017 at 9:41 PM

    yum! had a very similar soup for lunch today as it felt very autumnal down here in Surrey 🙂
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  • Lorelle

    23rd July 2017 at 10:23 AM

    I could do with a cup of this now. It’s been a cold winters day here in Melbourne 🙁 and a pot of this soup would work wonders. Glad to connect through Big up you blog. Lorelle 🙂

  • Debbie

    23rd July 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Sounds delicious I’ll definitely give this a try!!

  • Oriana

    23rd July 2017 at 10:46 AM

    I’m hungry already ! Pinning this for later, thank you ! ☺

  • Kerry norris

    25th July 2017 at 9:08 PM

    I’ve bookmarked this as I love all the flavours in it. It sounds yummy x

  • Amanda

    26th July 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Love a homemade soup although I’d have to omit the chilli. I’m a total wimp #humpdaylinky

  • lisa (mumdadplus4)

    27th July 2017 at 12:38 PM

    we love a home made soup especially when under the weather this sounds amazing #HumpDayLinky

  • Tammy

    5th December 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Would this work without the chilli?

    1. Candace

      6th December 2017 at 9:08 AM

      The amount chili added can be altered to your own personal taste. The soup tastes just as nice without chili

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