Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

This Thai Curry Butternut Squash soup is the perfect transition from summer to fall because it’s smooth, creamy and shines with bright, beautiful autumn colours.

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Uh oh, it’s soup season and this means the start of my soup addiction which can sometimes last up to three or four months!  I once considered changing the name of my blog to Simply Soup because I could happily create them all week long but I’m guessing not everyone shares my obsession.  You have to agree though, in the food world there’s nothing quite as good as a big bowl of super flavourful soup!

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I used my new Vitamix for this recipe and it makes everything so easy.  Roasting the squash and onions will give your soup a delicious depth of flavour.   Last year I developed a craving for roasted onions.  I’m totally happy with a big bowl of roasted veggies for dinner as long as there’s onion in there!

Lemongrass is a key ingredient in any Thai soup and here’s a short video that will demonstrate how you prepare it.

You can make this as mild or as spicy as you like.   I’ve made this one for the average family with average taste buds but you’ll find ways to spice it up in the recipe if you’re like me and want your food to make your tongue tingle a little.

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m getting excited because Canadian Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  One of my favourite people in the world, my American cousin Jane, is coming up to join us along with lots of other cousins so it’s going to be a blast.

If you missed it last week, I celebrated Friendsgiving with some fellow Canadian bloggers with a Vitamix Giveaway. You won’t want to miss out on your chance to win a fabulous blender.  It will make your holiday cooking so much easier!  Check it out here.

What’s your favourite kind of soup?  I’d love it if you shared your recipe so I could cook it up.  Take a pic and send it to me on Instagram at #simplyfreshdinners.   Cheers!

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Print Recipe
Serves: 4


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small ½-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped in large pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, mashed (see video)
  • 1.5 - 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (3 for super spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • For some extra spice add up to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) of coconut milk (reserve 3 tablespoons for drizzling)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper, chopped finely for garnish (optional)



Preheat oven to 400 F. Place squash and onions on baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes or until tender.


In large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Saute ginger and garlic for 2 minutes. Add cumin and Thai red curry paste and saute for an additional 1 minute.


Add broth, coconut milk, lemongrass, roasted squash and onion; simmering for 5 minutes on medium heat.


Remove from heat and remove lemongrass. Let cool slightly.


Blend in batches in your blender until smooth and creamy.


Return to heat and add salt and lime juice; blending until heated through.


Drizzle remaining coconut milk on top of each bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro and chili pepper.

This Thai Curry Butternut Squash soup is the perfect transition from summer to fall because it's smooth, creamy and shines with bright, beautiful autumn colours.


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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    September 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    O this looks super thai-licious! Love the creamy coconut milk 🙂
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      September 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks, Rebecca! I just love coconut milk too. I can’t wait to see what you’re up to with that pumpkin bread!
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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    September 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Loving the Thai twist on this soup. Your photos are fantastic!

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      September 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Karen. I made a super spicy version of this and almost blew my mouth apart, lol. But I couldn’t stop eating it!
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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    September 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

    This is a work of art — it’s absolutely gorgeous Robyn!!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    September 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful! Love all the Thai flavours in this soup and that colour is awesome 🙂 I’m trying to ignore impending Thanksgiving this week. It will all break lose next week, for sure 😉
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      September 26, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer. I’m a big fan of Thai and I know you are as well. Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? It’s freaking me out!
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    September 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Look at that beautiful soup! Love the swirls on top! I bet the flavors are amazing, too. Butternut squash soup is one of the first dishes that I make each autumn. Love the sweet and savory!
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      September 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      I’m a big lover of sweet and savory too, Blair. But I’m also a big lover of crab so I need to check out your latest creation!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    September 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Loving this delicious bowl of comfort. Just today I was craving a bowl of Thai curry but adding a natural sweet butternut squash is such a nice balance of flavors. Don’t you just love the sweet, salty, spicy and sour notes of Thai cuisine! I had such a hard time finding lemon grass the other day… but finally found some. I made huge haul of Asian spices but fresh is always best. craving a huge bowl of this. Sharing everywhere!
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      September 27, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thanks so much, Bobbi! I truly do love all the flavours that Thai cuisine brings to us. I’m pretty sure I could eat Thai food every day. Hmm….time to do some Thai shrimp, I think! 🙂
      Yes, I find it difficult to find lemongrass and then when I do, often it’s so old and woody, it’s inedible . I got lucky last week though 🙂
      Hope you’re enjoying the beginning of fall 🙂
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    Anita Rivera
    September 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Ymmmmmm….I could use a good bowl of broth right now; I have a case of laryngitis that is horrific. I just want something flavorful and warm to sooth my vocal cords! This is one of my favorite things to do to dearest friend, to make soup on an autumn weekend and just allow it to lull me to sleep and fill my belly. Thank you for always making food a masterpiece!!!!!

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      September 30, 2016 at 7:07 am

      So sorry to hear you’ve been sick, Anita! And you have to talk all day in your job! You definitely need a very big bowl of soup, friend. Wish I could send it to you! Feel better 🙂
      Thank you for your sweet words!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    September 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I love your ingredient list – everything sounds perfect combined with butternut squash – which is my absolute favorite this time of year. The photos are gorgeous and the silky texture of the soup is beautiful!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    September 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Wonderful color! And I’ll bet the flavor is even better. Love squash soup at this time of the year. Perfect recipe — thanks.
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    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    September 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

    We are having a heat wave right now, Robyn – but I can’t wait for soup weather. This soup looks just lovely – the color is gorgeous. I’ve never cooked with lemongrass before – so the video is helpful. Pinning for future reference (when it finally cools down here!).
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    September 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the video! I’ve grown lemongrass, but it always seemed woody so I didn’t really take advantage of it! Beautiful soup.
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    September 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    This soup…ahhh it looks so good Robyn! Absolute fall fusion perfection 🙂

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      September 30, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Thanks so much, Mila! I just love soups at this time of year.
      I made your flank steak yesterday using your hot oven method – it was absolute perfection and so easy. Thank you!
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    Anita Rivera
    October 1, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Good morning dearest friend! Well, I made it to the weekend with thrashed vocal cords, but I’M HERE! Now, soup time tonight! Have a fabulous weekend!

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    October 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Yum! I love butternut squash and this recipe sounds perfect for the Fall cool weather. This recipe not only sounds but delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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    2 Sisters Recipes
    November 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Oh my! We adore soups! And love Thai food also, but never made a Thai soup- but would love to try this one. It sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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