Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

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Packed full of warm spices, coconut milk, bone broth, and butternut squash, this wintery, creamy coconut curry butternut squash soup is healthy and delicious. With just 15 minutes of prep time required, why not make it immediately?

Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup in a white bowl.

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Ever had butternut squash soup for breakfast?

Yeah, it's a bit weird for breakfast… but traveling has proven to me just how odd Americans are for eating specific foods only at breakfast time–cereal, eggs, pancakes–rather than just eating regular food for breakfast.

So this is my attempt at being a cool Asian gal who eats savory soup for breakfast.

Of course, there's nothing really Asian about this soup… except for the curry and coconut milk. But let me back up here.

What I want to give you first today before we get to the curry is the base recipe for the best butternut squash soup that is incredibly rich and decadent (without any dairy!), full of veggies (there's also carrots and sweet potatoes in this squash soup) and bursting with flavor. And, obviously, it's great for more meals than just breakfast.

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Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup; on the left, vegetables in a pot; on the right, the vegetables have been pureed with an immersion blender.

In fact, having a big pot of veggie soup on hand at all times is one of the easiest ways to eat healthy (exhibit A: my favorite superfood veggie soup) and incorporate more vegetables into your diet. And this butternut squash soup is currently on my regular rotation, perfect in Winter and easily customizable depending on what kind of mood you're in:

  • Want something super warming? Add cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • Craving Thai food? Add red curry paste.
  • In the mood for Indian? Add curry powder and turmeric.
  • Want to make it more Italian? Swap in sage, pancetta and maybe garnish with a little truffle oil.
Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup in a red pot with a ladle.

The options are endless, as long as you know the base recipe:

  1. Saute onions, garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil.
  2. Add butternut squash, carrots and sweet potatoes.
  3. Season with choice of spices, like above.
  4. Add coconut milk and bone broth. Simmer.
  5. Blend (this immersion blender is one of my most used kitchen tools). Enjoy!!!

More good news: not only is this Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup dairy-free, gluten-free and DELICIOUS, but it's also incredibly high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and nourishing minerals from the bone broth. To make it vegan, you could use vegetable broth instead of bone broth, but I think the health benefits of bone broth make it well worth it!

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Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup in a white bowl on a counter with gold spoons and a red pot.

Where to Buy Soup Ingredients

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You’ll also get free shipping over $49+ orders.

Here’s what I used from Thrive Market in this recipe:

As you can see, I love Thrive Market's organic spices! I don't think you can find good quality, organic spices any cheaper than $2.99–so definitely stock up on all your pantry staples at Thrive Market!

More Winter Soup Recipes

Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup in a white bowl
5 from 3 votes

Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Servings: 6 servings
This recipe for coconut curry butternut squash soup combines coconut milk, bone broth, and warming spices to make the coziest winter soup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins


  • blender (immersion or regular)



  • In a large dutch oven, saute onion in olive oil until soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add red pepper flakes, ginger, cinnamon and curry powder, toss to combine and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add carrots, squash and sweet potatoes, tossing to combine. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour coconut milk and chicken broth over veggies and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 25 minutes.
  • Uncover and blend soup using an immersion blender. If you don't have one, you can blend the soup in batches in a traditional blender. Serve and enjoy!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: curry, soup, whole 30
Author: Root + Revel Collective


Calories: 316kcal
High in Vitamins A + C, this dairy-free, gluten-free butternut squash soup recipe is an easy winter dish, made with nourishing bone broth + delicious curry. |

Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup in a white bowl.

11 thoughts on “Creamy Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Julie Schiavone

    5 stars
    Cannot lie…my husband was skeptical of this one. However, he loved it!! Made it twice since. Plus it makes great lunch leftovers!

  2. I am obsessed with my immersion blender – it’s such a wonderful tool for soups! I love your approach for ‘templatizing’ the soup recipe and tweaking it to your current mood. Butternut squash is a staple and yours looks amazing!

    1. Thanks so much, Ahu! I’m not a huge fan of strict recipes, always tweaking things to suit my mood, so I’m glad the concept resonates well with you, too 🙂

  3. I’ve definitely eaten soup for breakfast, especially it is was something I couldn’t stop thinking about — like this! I mean, it’s essentially a smoothie, only with veggies. And nobody blinks when you say you had a breakfast smoothie.
    I love how sunshiney this is.

  4. 5 stars
    I loveeeeeeeee my immersion blennder! Best tool ever in the kitchen. Looks absolutely delicious though! Is it odd I still haven’t tried to curry and butternut squash flavor combination? Its so pretty though, this is making me want to try it. 🙂

    1. So glad you love it, too, Lindsay. Between the immersion blender and the mini food processor, I think I use this gadget more than any other tool in my kitchen! Definitely give curry and butternut squash a try and let me know what you think 🙂

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