Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Medina Dupont Modified: March 24, 2022
Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

How To Make Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup

Savor a warm bowl of this Thai-inspired butternut squash soup, made with red curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, for a sweet and spicy dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2medium yellow onions,roughly chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,very roughly chopped
  • 2tbspfresh ginger,roughly chopped, from a 2-inch knob
  • lbsbutternut squash,pre-cut, or 1 3 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 3large carrots,cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6cupschicken broth,best quality such as Swanson
  • tbspfish sauce
  • 3tbspsugar
  • 3tbspThai red curry paste
  • 14ozcoconut milk,(1 can) unsweetened, preferably not low fat
  • lime juice,from ½ lime, plus more limes for serving
  • ¼tspsalt

Optional Garnishes:

  • sriracha sauce,for drizzling
  • 4scallions,thinly sliced
  • ¾cupsalted peanuts,roughly chopped
  • cupfresh cilantro,chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes until softened. Do not brown; reduce heat if necessary.

  2. Add the squash, carrots, broth, fish sauce, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of the curry paste. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée the soup until silky smooth. Stir in the coconut milk, lime juice, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then taste and adjust the seasonings, adding the remaining curry paste if more heat is desired.

  4. Ladle the soup into bowls. Drizzle with the Sriracha and garnish with the scallions, peanuts, and cilantro, if using.

  5. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 391.61kcal
  • Fat: 23.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.45g
  • Fiber: 5.74g
  • Sugar: 14.18g
  • Protein: 11.57g
  • Cholesterol: 5.95mg
  • Sodium: 715.34mg
  • Calcium: 120.70mg
  • Potassium: 1080.21mg
  • Iron: 3.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 992.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.11mg
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