Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin

This time of year pumpkins are in abundance! As soon as Halloween is over, they are practically giving them away (some shops actually are!), but pumpkins can be used for so much more than just carving a Jack-o-lantern.  Here are a few ideas of what you can do with a pumpkin for low cost yumminess!

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Red Pepper Soup

This is an old favourite recipe of mine, and I often use it as a starter when we have people round for dinner.  Soup as a starter is easy as can be prepared in advance and just warmed through as guests arrive. This recipe is low in fat and it can also be frozen too.  Its a bit of a faff skinning the peppers, but well worth it.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I love making soup in  the slow cooker.  This is one of my family favourites, and I often make it on a Sunday.  I start first thing on a Sunday morning (the oven is generally on cooking breakfast!), and get the soup going whilst we take the kids out for the morning.  Nothing beats going out to the park or for a walk on a mild winter’s or autumnal day and returning home to a warm soup for lunch.

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