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A creamy and spicy butternut squash soup, filled with Thai flavors. This soup is the perfect way to keep warm on a cold night!


Thai Butternut Squash Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

What is this? An actual recipe instead of a sweet? I know, I know – things have been definitely leaning towards the sweet side around here lately, and I still have a few to go before Christmas. But, we have been eating real food as well!!

This soup was another find from one of the magazines I flipped through while at my grandma’s house awhile back. And yes, it’s another recipe I decided to try out since my husband is not here, since Thai flavors are some of those flavors that my husband doesn’t care for. I really am getting my fill while we are apart!!

This soup smelled so good when I was making it. In fact, I called up my sister and told her how good it was going to be because it smelled so good! But I have to be honest – when I had my first bite, I felt a little bit let down. It didn’t have the “wow” that I was looking for, the “wow” that I smelled while it was cooking. My sister stopped by and tried it, and thought it was missing something as well.

Well, I couldn’t leave it alone! I knew it had potential, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. Turns out that it wasn’t missing much. I added some extra curry paste, and bam – all of a sudden, it turned from ok to amazing!! I would add a little extra coconut milk next time, because it was still a bit thick and I think it would boost the flavor as well, but besides that, I think it was perfect!

The recipe below has my addition of the extra curry paste, and a suggestion for more coconut milk. If you like Thai flavors, you will love this soup!!

Thai Butternut Squash Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: PT50 M

Yield: 6 servings

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

A creamy and spicy butternut squash soup, filled with Thai flavors. This soup is the perfect way to keep warm on a cold night!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 1-2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 to 2 (14.5 oz) cans coconut milk
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 3-pound butternut squash soup, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 3 whole wheat pitas or flabreads, halved

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil. Cook the onion until soft. Add in the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add in the curry paste and stir, cooking one more minute.
  2. Add in the coconut milk, chicken broth, and squash. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the squash is tender.
  3. Puree the soup with an immersion blender, or working in batches in a food processor or blender. Stir in lime juice and salt. Serve topped with peanuts and scallions with the bread on the side.
  4. ----------------------------------
  5. adapted from Family Cirlce
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14 Responses to Thai Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Mmmm, I love butternut squash soup, and the added twist of thai flavors definitely kicks it up a notch! Awesome :)

  2. yum. definitely on my hit list! made some root veg soup last night with a splash of cumin — so easy, so delicious on a cold winter’s night!

  3. Bev Weidner says:

    GOOD grief, all mighty. I LOVE Thai flavors and this soup wants me to marry it.

  4. The curry paste would be the perfect way to spice up a soup. What a great addition! I could eat this soup all day long.

  5. Kristy says:

    Oh I think the thickness is perfect! That looks soooooooo good!!!! :)

  6. Judy says:

    It looks delish. Love BS soup of all kinds. My fave is made very similar to yours, but with Garam Masala and mild curry powder. Can’t get enough of it.

  7. Joanne says:

    I always find that I need to add extra curry paste to my thai food…we must have similar taste! I’m in LOVE with this soup…totally making it ASAP.

  8. Katrina says:

    This soup is lovely! I adore that colour!

  9. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Wow..what creamy texture and lovely color! Want to dig into the bowl right now :)

  10. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    This soup looks fabulous! I love the combination of flavors and this is a bowl of soup I would love to enjoy on a cold night. Fantastic recipe!

  11. This soup looks too amazing! The creamy texture looks divine. I love how you’ve garnished it too! I have bookmarked this recipe and can’t wait to make it soon!

    Cheers,
    Christi

  12. Monet says:

    Only you can make soup look so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your words…and this delicious recipe! I’m in the mood for something like this right now…packed with fresh and seasonal veggies. I hope you have a blessed day!

  13. bnut squash is one of my faves–this thai version sounds wonderful!

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