Rating: 4.33 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A delightfully rich-tasting soup. My husband likes this soup so much he refers to all butternut squashes as soup now. I recommend this with the silken tofu instead of milk - it adds protein to a fiber-rich soup, and no one will know it's there if you don't tell them! Serve warm with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan or Romano and some crusty toasted bread on the side.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and enough vegetable broth to cover. Stir in the thyme, ginger, turmeric, coriander, black pepper, and chile pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until vegetables are very tender, 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Remove and discard the chile pepper. Pour about 1/3 of the soup and 1/3 of the tofu 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, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Repeat with the remaining soup and tofu. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup and tofu right in the cooking pot.

Cook's Note

Because butternut squashes come in varying sizes, my general rule is that the sweet potatoes should be about 3/4 of the amount of butternut squash. The amount of broth can be varied with the cook's judgment so that it just covers the vegetables. Too much broth and the soup will lose its ideal thickness.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 266mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
Wonderful in a deliciously understated kind of way. I made some minor changes: I added one standard block of tofu - I don't know what a "cup" of tofu looks like and I wasn't about to start storing unused tofu so I just used the whole 14oz block. Maybe that is a cup; I don't know. I doubled all the spices and used some hot sauce instead of a chili. The essential recipe was the same and it was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2013
My husband absolutely hated it. His response "I feel like a little kid who has to force food down before dessert." I found it palatable but that is about it. Read More
(3)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
Wonderful in a deliciously understated kind of way. I made some minor changes: I added one standard block of tofu - I don't know what a "cup" of tofu looks like and I wasn't about to start storing unused tofu so I just used the whole 14oz block. Maybe that is a cup; I don't know. I doubled all the spices and used some hot sauce instead of a chili. The essential recipe was the same and it was delicious. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2011
thank you for this recipe! i made this soup successfully with some minor changes: 2 1/2 lbs cubed squash, 2 large sweet potatoes - roasted with olive oil salt and pepper. cooked onion in butter, then added chicken broth, cooked squash, brought to boil. added nutmeg, ginger, coriander, pepper. also added about 1 cup light cream. YUMMO! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
We love butternut squash soup but this is one of the best I've tasted. I used 1/2 block of 14oz tofu. To reduce fat I cooked the onion in about 1/2 cup of veggie broth instead of butter. That's all I did differently. Love getting the extra protein from the tofu though my meat-eating brother was a bit dubious when he found out about the tofu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
Delicious! The tofu is hidden! I used soft tofu and omitted the chilli. Mmm I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the great recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2012
For someone that doesn't usually like this type of dish this was pretty good! The seasoning was just right to compliment the squash and sweet potato flavors and gave it that nice Fall-ish feel. It won't be a regular at our house but cold Fall days and Thanksgiving are definitely possibilities. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2013
My husband absolutely hated it. His response "I feel like a little kid who has to force food down before dessert." I found it palatable but that is about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
This was easy and delicious... Making it for Thanksgiving first course! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I was looking for a nice Butternut Squash soup recipe when I came across this one with sweet potatoes. As with every cook I made minor changes. Instead of tumeric\coriander\black pepper I used curry powder which has all of these ingredients. Instead of butter I used Smart Balance spread. I ended up using 8 cups of vegetable broth made with vegetable bullion. At the time I searched in vein for fresh thyme but ended up using 1 1/2 teaspoons of powdered thyme. I ended up using a "stick" blender which saved on clean-up up! Now to the result: a roomate who works as a cook was surprised how tasty it was! I just had a few bowlfuls of it: it's VERY tasty! Goes great with some crusty bread like French or Italian. VERY VERY VERY Addicting!! 5 stars it needs to have more! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2013
Pretty good although I think milk or cream would be better than tofu. A little sweetish for my taste maybe try with normal potatoes. Good for children too. Read More
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