A velvety smooth and dreamy Thai Butternut Squash Soup, with a kick of Thai heat, balanced by creamy coconut cream and fragrant cilantro. Instant Pot and Stove Top instructions included!

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

A velvety smooth and dreamy Thai Butternut Squash Soup, with a kick of Thai heat, balanced by creamy coconut cream and fragrant cilantro. Instant Pot and Stove Top instructions included!
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Course: Dinner, Instant Pot, Lunch
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks

Ingredients

  • 4 lb butternut squash peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp kosher salt use ½ tsp if using table salt vs kosher
  • 14 oz coconut milk divided – keep about ¼ cup for topping
  • 4 Tbs Thai red curry paste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro save some for topping

Instructions

INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS

  • Place butternut squash, onion, stock and salt into the instant pot.
  • Use the soup setting (aka 30 mins on high pressure).
  • When done – wait a few minutes, then release the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and add the coconut milk, curry paste and cilantro, and stir.
  • Either use a stick blender right in the pot, or let it cool a little then (in batches), puree in a blender (be careful!!)
  • Ladle into bowls, swirl with reserved coconut milk and extra cilantro.
  • Devour.

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS

  • Place butternut squash, onion, stock and salt into a large saucepan or dutch oven with a lid.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes (you want the squash to be REALLY soft)
  • Add the coconut milk, curry paste and cilantro, and stir.
  • Either use a stick blender right in the pot, or let it cool a little then (in batches), puree in a blender (be careful!!)
  • Ladle into bowls, swirl with reserved coconut milk and extra cilantro.
  • Devour.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1036mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 681.1% | Vitamin C: 81.2% | Calcium: 17.7% | Iron: 25.6%
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