How’s the weather where you are? Is it cooling down yet?
If so, I have just the thing. If not, let’s pretend it’s rainy and cold and you’re in desperate need of something soul-warming.
How does soup sound?
But once fall hit, I couldn’t shake the idea of a curried butternut squash soup from my mind. It needed to happen.
This recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and requires simple ingredients! Isn’t that the best kind of recipe?
With fall in full swing now (at least in the Pacific Northwest), the butternut squash is abundant. I’ve started grabbing one or two every time I’m at the store. I’m becoming that lady.
But how can I resist? Butternut squash knows no bounds.
I’m smitten with this soup. It’s:
& Perfect for chilly weather
This soup is ideal for evenings when you want something simple and healthy. Make a batch ahead of time to have on hand for the coming week. It would also be great for entertaining and taking along to fall gatherings.
If you try this recipe, let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with.
Also, let us know if you have any holiday recipe requests! Thanksgiving is right around the corner (eep!), and we’d love to know what you’re craving. Cheers, friends!
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut or grape seed oil
- 2 shallots, thinly diced (~40 g)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g)
- 6 cups (840 g) butternut squash (~1 small butternut squash)
- Pinch each sea salt + black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 1/2 Tbsp (12 g) curry powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 14-ounce (414 ml) can light coconut milk
- 2 cups (480 ml) vegetable broth (DIY orstore-bought)
- 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar)
- optional: 1-2 tsp chili garlic paste
- Toasted pumpkin seeds
- Chili garlic paste
- Full-fat coconut milk
- Heat a large pot over medium heat.
- Once hot, add oil, shallots, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add butternut squash and season with a pinch each salt and pepper, curry powder, and ground cinnamon. Stir to coat. Then cover and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, maple syrup or coconut sugar, and chili garlic paste (optional - for heat).
- Bring to a low boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until butternut squash is fork tender.
- Use an immersion blender, or transfer soup to a blender, and purée on high until creamy and smooth. If using a blender, return soup back to pot.
- Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more curry powder, salt, or sweetener as needed. Continue cooking for a few more minutes over medium heat.
- Serve as is or with garnishes of choice (options above). Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Best when fresh.