Indian Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe Details:

My friend Raj is always bringing food over to our home. I wanted to make him something special that was vegan, so I came up with this butternut squash soup made with Indian spices. He definitely gives it a thumbs up! Adjust the spice level for your own taste, and enjoy some wonderful fall flavors.

TOTAL TIME: 60 min

ACTIVE: 30 min

INACTIVE: 30 min

SERVING: 4 - 8

Equipment List

  • Sheet Pan
  • Emersion blender
  • Soup pot


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups Cheri's HazelCream
  • 2 Tbs Garam Masala
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Chopped basil for garnish (optional)

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Split the squash

Using a sharp knife split the squash in half.

Squash halves

Remove Seeds

Scrape the seeds out with a spoon.

Squash seeds

Skin it

Remove the skin with a paring knife.

Squash peel


Cut the squash into small pieces. Coat with olive oil and salt.

Squash oven


Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until tender.

Squash baked

Onions & Garlic

Saute diced onion and garlic until soft.

Add the garam masala

Squash onions

Add the squash

Add the apple sauce and squash to the pot.

Squash pot


Use an emersion blender to begin breaking down the squash. Add the

chicken stock. Continue to blend.

Squash blend

Blend more

Add the Cheri’s HazelCream. Continue to blend until smooth. Cook until hot. Add salt, pepper, and basil to taste.

Squash bowl

Raj Approves

"This is really good!"

Squash Raj

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