Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Overhead close up of bowl of butternut squash soup with dollop of sour cream.

This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup, topped with paprika spiced popcorn, is perfect for chilly fall days. It may be one of the best vegan soups you've ever tried! | platingsandpairings.com

This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is all the things you would want in a perfect bowl of soup for this chilly fall season. It’s rich, creamy and spiced with all those yummy fall flavors like cinnamon, curry and cumin. I just want to cuddle up on the couch with a bowl of it… This recipe is very similar to a Butternut Squash Soup with Apple recipe that I got from Olive Marketplace and Café in Walla Walla, but I’m changing things up just a little bit.

Their original recipe uses a LOT of coconut milk – I’m lightening up this version a little bit by using half the amount of coconut milk and swapping in some chicken stock for the other half. It’s still rich & delicious, with fewer calories and fat.

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

  • You could definitely add in some veggie stock instead for a completely vegetarian and vegan butternut squash soup.

Overhead shot of bowl of curry butternut squash soup next to bowl of salt & pepper, and loaf of bread on light blue background.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

  • To make this curried butternut squash soup in the slow cooker, simply saute the onions in a bit of olive oil, then add them to the crockpot with all of the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the coconut milk. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, until the squash and apples are tender. Add coconut milk and puree.

However you choose to make this soup, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to fall instantly in love with it.

What Goes Well with Butternut Squash Soup?

Can You Freeze Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk?

  • Yes! Store squash soup in a freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months.

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Soup Recipes: 

Wine Pairings for Curried Butternut Squash Soup:

  • Gewürztraminer and Riesling are great pairings for the delicate spices in this soup.
  • Alternatively, a high-acid, crisp wine like Pinot Gris would work well to cut through the richness of the soup.
  • A dry-sparkling wine like Cava will also work well here to help cut through the creaminess of the soup nicely but hold up to the spicy flavors of the soup.

Side view of butternut squash soup with swirl of sour cream next to loaf of french bread.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Overhead close up of bowl of butternut squash soup with dollop of sour cream.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

This Curried Butternut Squash is rich, creamy and delicately spiced.
4.84 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Curried Butternut Squash Soup:

  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lbs. Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped)
  • 2 apples (peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped)
  • 2 medium sweet onions (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 3 13.66 oz. cans coconut milk
  • 5 cups chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, over medium heat, add olive oil, butternut squash, apples and onions. Saute for 10 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, cumin, and cinnamon. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and stock and simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth with either an immersion blender or a regular blender in batches.
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Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 1220mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 25415IU | Vitamin C: 51.4mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4.6mg

This recipe was originally published in December 2017. It was updated in February 2020 to add new photographs and content. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

12 comments

  1. Amy

    Hey Erin, I’m really digging this recipe. I’ve always found that butternut squash is a little too sweet for me and with all these warm spices I can imagine how the flavor combination is perfect. I’ve got a goal of including new soups in my weekly menu a few times a week this January. I can’t wait to try.

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  2. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    5 stars
    This recipe is perfect for the deep freeze we are having here in Chicago! And I love the addition of the popcorn topping!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Kathryn! Stay warm!!!

      Reply

  3. Colleen

    5 stars
    Hi Erin, New to your blog with several suggestions. For those of us who absolutely MUST have a hard copy of your recipes, please include your wine pairing suggestions within the Print function. Also, please add the recipe link and @Platings and Pairings next to your name..Warm regards, Colleen

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  4. Diane Wilkins

    5 stars
    Erin, this soup just looks absolutely gorgeous! And it’s so true that snoring is a universal language!

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  5. Lori

    Looks so delicious. You dont have the number of servings, so it is difficult to determine the calories .

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    1. Erin

      Hi Lori – This makes 6 servings and the nutritional information is calculated below the recipe. Hope this helps!

      Reply

  6. Tiffany

    What the WHAT? Curried Butternut Squash soup with popcorn?! These ingredients are my boyfriend’s favorites. Suggestions on how to Instant Pot the soup? Probably sautée squash, apples and onions first for about 5 min, then add spices and IP for 5 minutes on high pressure? Add coconut milk before pressure cooking or after?

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  7. Carrie

    5 stars
    What a great idea. My boyfriend loves curry and I like butternut squash. I have always had it as side. Can’t wait to try it out as a soup to please us both. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Erin

      I hope you both love it Carrie!

      Reply

  8. Keisha Taylor

    5 stars
    That looks so creamy and delicious! Just perfect 🙂 Can’t wait to try it.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you love it Keisha!

      Reply

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