Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

coconut curry soup

One of my favorite parts of fall are all the wonderful winter squash available at the farmer’s market. They are beautiful, delicious and can be made in so many different recipes. I think my favorite winter squash though is the butternut squash. The flavor is incredible, especially when roasted.

butternut squash soup

For this soup, I’ve added lots of spices. Curry powder, masala, and smoky cumin make this soup irresistible. To balance out the spice, I also added sweet coconut milk and a few sweet carrots. The coconut milk also adds an incredible creaminess to this soup, perfect for a cool fall evening.

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For this soup, I tried out a new pot from Anolon. It’s part of the Anolon Nouvelle Copper line. This pan is not only beautiful but also boasts hard anodized construction and a double full cap base comprised of a copper core and layered aluminum, encapsulated in magnetized stainless steel. The metal has excellent heat conduction and makes the pan have a nice heavy feel.  The new Autograph® 2 nonstick offers excellent food release and easy cleaning, and is even metal utensil safe! The pan is and handles are also oven safe to 500°F.

UPDATE March 2016: Anolon pots and pans do appear to be good quality at first use, but after a few years of inconsistent use, the set I received as payment for this post is complete garbage. Please do not purchase Anolon nonstick pots and pans. They are not metal utensil safe as described, they are not safe at high heat as described, nor do they hold up to everyday cleaning. Furthermore, I do not believe that any nonstick pot or pan is safe to use after 2 – 3 years. I know Calphalon non-stick is just as bad. Please put your money towards quality stainless steel pots and pans or regular cast iron or enameled cast iron. 

I’m partnering with Anolon for the  Anolon Cook & Tell on Facebook.  We’re giving away the pot featured in this 4 quart saucepot  which is valued at $59.99. You can enter below, or on their facebook page.

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Now time for the giveaway!

Included in the giveaway 1 Anolon Nouvelle Copper 4 Quart Covered Saucepot, pictured left.

How to Enter

For a chance to win the pan pictured to the left, an Anolon Nouvelle Copper 4 Quart Covered Saucepot, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite fall soup.

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Yield: Serves 6

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

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1 medium butternut squash, split seeds removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 (14 oz) coconut milk
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock


Heat oven to 350°. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on butternut squash and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Place cut side down on cookie sheet. Roast for 30 - 45 minutes (depending on size) or until tender.

Drizzle soup pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add carrots and onion to pot with 1 teaspoon salt. Saute until tender. Add coconut milk and vegetable stock. Add curry powder, garam masala and cumin. Add roasted butternut squash.

Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer, while breaking up roasted butternut squash for 15 - 20 minutes, or fragrant. Use a submersible blender to smooth soup or add to a blender to smooth.

Garnish with fresh thyme if desired.

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  46 Responses to “Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — October 29, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I am diggin this soup!

  2. Cassie | Bake Your Day — October 29, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Winter squash is definitely my favorite to enjoy this time of year. This flavor combo is out of this world!

  3. Kristen — October 29, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    Truly a gorgeous soup! Love the colors and flavors.

  4. Angela — October 29, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Raw almond butter in the Vitamix + dark chocolate swirls… when the almond butter is still warm, it melts the dark chocolate and you get delicious swirls!

  5. Aggie — October 29, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    What a beautiful color this soup is! I bet it’s delicious, curry and butternut squash really pair so well together.

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 29, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    I have some butternut squash and this is calling my name! Love the new Anolon pans, they are really awesome.

  7. Christina Roth — October 29, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    I love vanilla almond butter, but cashew butter is a close second. There are just too many choices out there.

  8. Jessie C. — October 30, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    I like almond flaxseed butter

  9. Marly — October 30, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    My favorite soup is definitely potato soup, but I don’t know…this one’s looking like it might become my new favorite. I’m so fickle when it comes to soup!

  10. Khanh — October 30, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I love a good chicken soup this time of the year, that or hot and sour soup!

  11. Khanh — October 30, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    I guess I’m boring, but a crunchy peanut butter does it for me!

  12. tara pittman — October 30, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    cashew butter

  13. Teri — October 30, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    I will have to go with Almond butter. But i have never tried flaxseed butter or sunflower butter….if i can get my hands on a Blentec though…i will try ever kind of butter on the planet! 🙂 And then i’ll make some KILLER soup with this fabuloso pot!

  14. Tara @ Unsophisticook — October 30, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I have two butternut squash sitting in my kitchen right now — so trying this!

  15. Belinda @zomppa — October 30, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    I adore squash soups – part of the reason I love the fall! This is a gorgeous creamy one….

  16. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — October 30, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    I just made a curried squash soup today! Yours sounds better than mine though!! 🙂

  17. Delora — October 30, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and fresh Rustic Bread with Lemongrass butter

  18. Rin Matcha — October 30, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    I love Kabocha soup during fall season!!!

  19. Rin Matcha — October 30, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    My favorite nut butter is Almond butter 🙂 yummy!

  20. Aishwarya — October 31, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    I love Hazelnut butter. Was recently introduced to it but fallen deeply in love with it.

  21. Chris @ Weekly Meal Plan — October 31, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Honestly I can have half a dozen of those lovely coconuts!! I’m gonna try it tonight for my family members, they would be very happy 🙂

  22. Natalie J Vandenberghe — October 31, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I’m so confused: in your post, we’re told to indicate our favorite Fall soup; however, in the RC form, the question is what is our favorite nut butter? I love soup and I’ve liked every nut butter I’ve ever tasted. Hope this comment fulfills the entry requirement 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Laurel — October 31, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    Butternut Squash!

  24. Adrianna — October 31, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup!

  25. Anonymous — November 1, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Butternur squash, white bean and chiken sausage soup.

  26. Marsha A — November 1, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    Butternut squash, white bean and chicken sausage soup.

  27. Christine — November 1, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I had the best cauliflower soup last weekend. I need to re-create it!

  28. Robin M — November 1, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I love homemade vegtable beef soup. Slow cooked all day to come home and enjoy a bowl full of goodness.

  29. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 2, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    This soup sounds right up my alley. And that pot looks great!!

  30. Melyssa Lloyd — November 2, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I love making homemade chicken noodle soup in the cold months. I also make it for the family of a new baby. It’s easy to freeze and get out later.

  31. Christine A, — November 2, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Potatoe Bacon Soup, heavenly.

  32. Devon — November 3, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    great recipe-making this tonight!

  33. Mei — November 3, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Black bean chowder is my favorite soup but I found you website searching for a coconut curry butternut soup

  34. My favorite soup for the fall, through the winter, is one called “Humphrey’s Beef Barley Soup”. This is out of a book of recipes from Minnesota – This was supposed to have been a favorite of the late VP Hubert H. Humphrey.

  35. Christine — November 5, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    My favorite fall soup is Butternut Squash and Apple Soup!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Amanda Faig — November 5, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    this soup looks fantastic!!

  37. Mary @ Fit and Fed — November 10, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    Butternut squash pear soup!

  38. Dana — November 22, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    I love soups, but the first cold, dreary fall day requires a big pot of chili.

  39. Elvi — November 26, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    My favourite fall soup is another butternut squash one, but mine has leeks and apples, very tasty and a little sweet. I love the sound of that pot! As a metallurgist, I get all giddy when people talk about anodizing. 😉

  40. Karlen Kane — January 8, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    This is a must make, it will jazz up my own recipe. Thanks!

  41. Lindsay — April 23, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    This was a very flavourful soup! I added a sweet potato to give it a bit more substance but other than that I stuck to the recipe and really enjoyed it!

  42. Liana — October 21, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    Hi Angie,

    The other day I was craving soup,specifically one with butternut squash and coconut milk and found your recipe. I have to say this is one of the best soups I’ve even made! This is simple to make and absolutely delicious! I’m sure I’ll be making this many more times this winter! Thank you!

    • Angie McGowan — October 25, 2013 @ 9:02 am

      Thanks Liana!

  43. Aqiyl Aniys — March 30, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    I love butternut squash soup and your looks absolutely delicious!

  44. Valerie — January 11, 2018 @ 10:01 pm

    I’ve been making butternut squash soup your way since I came across this recipe in 2014! I love using coconut oil to saute the onions & carrots (and sometimes add parsnips if I have some). And since my boyfriend loves spiced/spicy food, I’m obligated to throw in chili flakes, berbere, extra curry powder, maybe some harissa, smoked paprika, ras al hanout, pretty much any north african/middle eastern spices.. but seriously anything goes with it, this is such a phenomenal recipe — with or without tweaks! Thank you so much for one of my all-time fave dinners 🙂

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