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Butternut Squash Soup

8 Servings

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 2 hours


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chef’s knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Shallow baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food processor or hand/immersion blender


  • 1 ½ lbs. butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium apple (sweeter is recommended but any will do)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger, freshly grated
  • Small Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 14oz can light coconut milk
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Pumpkin seeds, croutons, and/or parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven

    Preheat the oven to 375º.

  2. Cut and prepare squash

    Cut squash in half and place halves, cut-side up, in a foil-lined, shallow baking dish. Cover tightly with more foil.

  3. Bake squash

    Bake for 30–50 minutes, until you can easily pierce the flesh with a knife.

  4. Let cool and set aside

    Let cool for 5–10 minutes then scoop out into a large bowl and set aside.

  5. Preheat oil

    Heat about half the oil in a stockpot.

  6. Sauté onion

    Once the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until golden (about 8–10 minutes).

  7. Add additional ingredients to stockpot

    Add the apple, squash flesh, broth, and spices. Cover and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes until the apples are tender.

  8. Purée soup mixture

    Transfer the solids to a food processor with a slotted spoon, working in batches if needed. Process until smoothly pureed, then transfer back to the stockpot.

  9. Add milk to soup

    Stir in the coconut milk and return the soup to a gentle simmer.

  10. Cook on low

    Cook over low heat for 5–10 minutes, until the soup has heated through.

  11. Season and serve

    Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. If you're serving immediately, top with your garnish(es) of choice, and enjoy!