Cooking With Coco: Butternut Squash Soup

We are DEEP in soup snz over here! The perks of living in Canada, am I right? Butternut squash soup really is a fan favourite at our house. I make it with coconut milk and without butter when I’m not having dairy but it’s also really delicious with cream.

There’s nothing more satisfying to me and my fam than warming up with a big bowl of soup. Butternut squash soup is one of my faves and with lots of practice, I’ve finally perfected the most ideal ingredient lineup.


  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash halved
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 green apple cored and peeled
  • a handful of sage chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp Caribbean curry powder (depending on if you like spice)
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • tsp of chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp of Lawry’s or comparable seasoning salt
  • 6 cups of broth
  • 1 can of coconut milk (or 1.5 cups of cream)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds
  • Melt 2 tbsp of butter and brush it all over the inside of the squash, season with salt and pepper
  • Put the squash on a baking pan and roast until it’s getting golden on the top and you can easily push a knife through the thickest part, this takes around an hour
  • Around halfway through your squash roasting, melt the remaining butter in a large pot or Dutch oven and add oil and onion. Sauté onion until translucent
  • Add the chopped apple to the onion along with sage, curry, garlic, onion powder and Lawry’s, stir occasionally
  • When apples are soft, add broth and coconut milk to the pot and simmer
  • Once the squash is cooked through, scoop it out of the skin and add it to the pot let it simmer for around 10 mins
  • Taste and adjust seasoning (I like to add some chilli flakes)
  • Blend the soup until smooth
  • Place the soup back in the pot and if it’s too thick add in some more broth, cream or coconut milk depending on your preferred flavour and consistency
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Enjoy!

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