Thai Inspired Spicy Curry Butternut Squash Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chili moritas, or more to taste
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 5 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 bay leaves


Heat a large heavy-bottom pot over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Cook and stir chili moritas in the hot oil until chili moritas are puffed and softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper into chili moritas and cook until onion is translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Stir curry paste and paprika into chili-onion mixture until coated. Add butternut squash; cook and stir until squash is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken stock, water, and coconut milk into squash mixture; add bay leaves. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until squash is softened, about 1 hour.

Pour squash mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.