Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup with Gremolata


This colorful soup is the perfect fall dish. Top it with an easy Thai-inspired gremolata for tasty fusion flavors.

Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha) sauce or crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 recipe Thai Gremolata

  • Lime wedges (optional)

Thai Gremolata

  • ½ cup snipped fresh basil or cilantro

  • ½ cup chopped peanuts

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel


  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker stir together squash, broth, coconut milk, onion, brown sugar, fish sauce, and Asian chili sauce.

  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

  3. Use an immersion blender to carefully blend soup until completely smooth. (Or, transfer the mixture in batches to a food processor or blender; or use a potato masher to mash mixture nearly smooth.) Stir in lime juice. Ladle into bowls and top with Thai Gremolata. If desired, serve with lime wedges.

Thai Gremolata

  1. In a small bowl stir together basil, peanuts, and lime peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 30.1mg 151%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 567mg 12%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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