'The recipe for this thick and creamy soup was given to me by a fellow squash lover,' reports Dorrene Butterfield from her home in Lincoln, Nebraska. 'The attractive rich yellow soup is especially enjoyable during the cool nights of Indian summer.'

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20 mins
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6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery in butter. Stir in flour, bouillon, dill, curry and cayenne until blended. Gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the squash, salt and pepper; heat through.

  • In a blender, process the soup in batches until smooth. Pour into bowls; garnish with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fat 12.7g; cholesterol 39.6mg; sodium 744.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (288)

Rating: 5 stars
The flavors were so great! This soup is so yummy. I did alter it a bit - I didn't have curry or celery and I only had baby onions, so I sauted the onions and sprinkled onion salt, celery salt, and garlic salt - also, the flour seemed unnecessary so I omitted that. I also added a 8 oz package of cream cheese. Yum. To cook the squash: Microwave the full, uncut squash on high for 5 minutes. Cut down center, remove seeds with ice cream scooper. Place halves face down, microwave 8 minutes (or until you see it "wilt"), one half at a time. Let cool, and scoop out with ice cream scooper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great recipe and I would give it 5 stars without alteration. I cooked a fresh acorn squash by cutting it in half, taking out the seeds, and putting both halfs cut side down on a cookie sheet and baking at 350 for about 35 minutes depending on the size of the squash. Acorn squash is hard to overcook. We love extra flavors, so I used 1/2 teaspoon each of curry powder, ginger powder, cumin, and paprika. I didn't use bacon and don't think it's necessary. I got major compliments from two guys who love to eat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was very good! I didn't use the bacon and i used vegetable broth so that it was vegetarian. The curry really defines this soup. I loved it and I'm not a huge squash or soup person. A hard crusted baguette with butter would be a simple compliment. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a really wonderful soup recipe--one I will surely make again. Husband loved it, even though he was wary of the acorn squash he saw sitting on the counter. :) I used one large squash, which lended the perfect consistency and taste. I also subbed fat free half and half for the evaporated milk, giving the soup a very rich, decadent flavor without adding extra fat. An extra 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder and a pinch of ginger powder rounded things out, and voila... the perfect bowl of soup! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful! Although I had to substitute 2% milk for the evaporated milk, it still came out really good. I'll make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I really enjoyed this delicious soup. I did not have celery or bacon and it was still very tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The best squash soup I've tried. I added 3 cups of stock to make a more soupy consistancy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Soup was excellent. Thick, tasty and filling. Didn't alter the recipe at all although I assumed on the direction as they were brief. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Unbelievably good soup! I bought really good curry powder and wanted to use it and this was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Read More