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Curried Butternut Squash & Pear Soup by


Tags: Squash, Pear

PREP: 15 mins - COOK: 1 hr 30 mins - READY IN: 1 hr 45 mins

Half and half can be withheld from recipe.

Other vegetables can be added to the recipe.

* Can substitute butter for vegetable oil or coconut oil.

Cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne can be added.

* Substitute half/half for coconut milk, almond milk, etc.


1 (2 pound) butternut squash
3 tablespoons unsalted butter*
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
2 firm ripe Bartlett pears, cored, and cut into 1 inch dice
1/2 cup half and half*


Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membrane. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven until very soft, about 45 minutes. Scoop the pulp from the peel, and reserve.

Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, and salt. Cook and stir until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into the pot, and bring to a boil. Stir in the pears and the reserved squash, and simmer until the pears are very soft, about 30 minutes.

Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender. Puree in batches until smooth. Return the soup to the pot, stir in the half and half, and reheat.

Servings: 8

Serving Size: 1/8th of Recipe

Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories 167
Fat 6.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 786 mg
Carbohydrates 27.5
Fiber 6.6 g
Sugars 8.6 g
Protein 3 g

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