Thai Butternut Squash Soup

3 Nov

Squash week continues! (We had a brief respite on Tues night, when I had to go to a work dinner and had to do without squash.)

Wed night was: Thai Butternut Squash Soup, adapted from Rebecca’s recipe here. I found this soup super easy, especially if you’ve pre-roasted (we roasted 2 squashes on Mon) the squash. Lots of big flavor and sweetness from the squash and the red curry, but with the yogurt, it cools the flavors a bit.


  • About 2-3 cups of the insides of a roasted squash– pre-roast this to save time. Squash should soft and mushy, almost puree consistency.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon red Thai curry paste
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne to taste
  • 1 14 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1/2 – 1 cup stock (veg or chicken), depending on the consistency you’re going for
  • 2 handfuls cilantro or lemon basil, chopped
  • Fat-free plain yogurt


  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Toss in onion and sautee until glassy, stirring often. Add in the garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, and red curry paste and stir often so the seasoning really comes out.
  • Add in the squash, coconut milk, and stock, stirring less frequently, until soup reaches a boil.
  • Add in cilantro/lemon basil and stir. Add in some plain yogurt (~1/2 c.) to taste if you’d like the soup more creamy.
  • Take off heat and purée the soup with a hand blender.
  • Serve with dollop of plain yogurt in the center and garnish with twig of cilantro/basil.

3 Responses to “Thai Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. lemonlimeblog November 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Where have I been that I didn’t you know were food blogging! Love it!! Can’t wait to follow you guys on more squash adventures

  2. kitchenmess November 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Dude, if I’m blogging, you’d better get yourself back on your OWN blog.


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