Cozy Curried Butternut Squash Soup

curried butternut squash soup

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I’m spending the weekend in Chicago and it’s surprisingly not that cold! WOOHOO! I’ve heard the winter has been super mild but it’s still winter. And 25 degrees is still cold. I came planning to make this soup for my friends.

curried butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup is probably my favorite and every year I always make different iterations of it but this is my all-time favorite. It’s spiced with Madras curry, cumin, coriander, and for some heat, a little bit of red pepper flakes.

curried butternut squash soup

I love to mix in a bit of yogurt for a nice tangy flavor. I’ve been trying to steer-clear of bread but when it comes to soup, it’s absolutely necessary. I love a dunk of bread into this sweet spicy goodness.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

Spiced with Madras curry, cumin, coriander, and red pepper flakes, this butternut squash soup will warm the hearts of your next dinner guests. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeds scooped out  
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth, divided 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Madras ground curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or yogurt, for garnish
  • Nuts or dried fruit (I used barberries), for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the butternut squash, cut-side-up, on the baking sheet and roast for 30 to 40 minutes. 
  2. Scoop out butternut squash flesh and transfer to a blender along with 2 1/2 cups of broth. Blend until smooth, adding more broth if needed. 
  3. Pour the soup into a pot, set over medium heat. Mix in the spices and bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes. Divide amongst bowls and top with sour cream or yogurt, nuts or dried fruit.

Yield: Serves 4


Adrianna Adarme - PBS Food Fresh Tastes BloggerAdrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.