Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash soup is a fall staple, and we love cooking up our classic “Butternut Squash Soup” this time of year; however, we wanted to take it up a notch by mixing in some Thai flavors this time. Fantastic!  The red curry paste in this Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup adds a nice kick and flavor to the soup and we love the coconut milk added to make it silky and decadent. So, grab one of those delicious, in-season butternut squashes next time you are at the store and whip up this bowl of this Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup deliciousness!

Thai Curry Butternut Squash SoupThai Curry Butternut Squash Soup


  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-2 thai chilies, sliced (optional, this makes it more spicy.  It already has a kick with the red curry paste)
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 32 ounce carton of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce (we use Red Boat- which is whole30!)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (full fat) + more for serving
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • chopped cilantro and basil, for serving


  1.  Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat.  Add shallots, garlic, and thai chiles (optional).  Saute for 2 minutes.IMG_7763
  2. Add red curry paste, saute for 2 minutes more.  IMG_7764
  3. Add your butternut squash.  Stir and saute for 2 minutes, then add your chicken broth and fish sauce.  Let come to simmer then turn heat down to low.  Cover and cook on low for 20-30 minutes or until squash very tender.IMG_7765
  4. When squash is nice and tender, it should fall apart when poking it with a fork.  Blend the soup until smooth (use either an immersion blender or place in batches in a regular blender).IMG_7768
  5. Stir in the coconut milk and lime juice.
  6. Now ladle soup into bowls and garnish with an extra tbsp. of coconut milk, and freshly chopped cilantro and basil.Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup


  • Reply
    November 12, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Where is your original butternut squash soup?

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    Barby Harvey
    November 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    I really liked the other butternut squash soup better than this one.
    I wish I had not added the fish sauce. I think it makes it taste too fishy and I added less fish sauce than the 2 TBLSP the recipe calls for!

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    Jannell Brown
    October 23, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    HI Alex, can I freeze this soup?

    • Reply
      October 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      yes!! 🙂

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    Suzanne Vidrine
    May 12, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Sorry, I completely missed the butternut listed in the recipe. I’m excited to try this.

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    Suzanne Vidrine
    May 12, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Hi. Am I supposed to peel the butternut squash and dice it then add it in? Or do I cook it before?

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    Maria A.
    February 17, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    My family loves this soup! So easy to make & delicious!

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    November 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Love this soup!This will be my 4th time making it.

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    October 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Alex! Did the blog post for the sage butternut squash soup get taken down? I can’t find it. Thanks!

    • Reply
      October 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      I did take it down because I wanted to re work it a tad!

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