Thai butternut squash soup is the correlation of delicious, seasonal butternut squash, along with the amazing flavors of fresh ginger, Thai curry paste and coconut milk. This is will be your new favorite fall and winter soup.
Not the flavors you usually find when you eat a butternut squash soup. But let me tell you, the flavors work so well! This soup is a combination of east meets west for the fall and winter season. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, there’s no need to miss out because this soup is also gluten-free!
Butternut squash not only works well as a soup. Because of it’s naturally creamy texture, I made it into a dairy free pasta sauce that can also be made into a soup in creamy butternut squash pasta. By adding red Thai curry paste and coconut milk, transforms this soup into a rich and decadent dish you will fall in love (can you fall in love with a soup?).
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Made in under 20 minutes, you can make this soup and either freeze it or have in on hand in the fridge. Perfect for those chilly nights when you get home from work and want something warm and comforting when you’re in your PJ’s and ready to catch-up all your DVR shows. You know what I’m talking about, this is that dish! Just add a piece of crusty bread and you have a fast and easy dinner.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium (10 ounces) brown onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled an cut into small chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
To a heavy soup pan or Dutch oven add the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
Add the onion to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger, stir and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the red curry paste, coconut milk, vegetable stock, butternut squash salt and pepper.
Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes until the squash is tender.
Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth or add the soup to a blender and blend in batches. Taste for seasoning and add if needed.
Serve immediately garnished with parsley.
Yields 7 cups, 1 3/4 quarts