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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

This spicy butternut squash soup has quickly made it into my regular soup routine – I really love adding chilli to my soups. 

I love butternut squash, but it isn’t something that I often buy. This soup is the perfect way to have it. 

Making Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

It was such a simple soup to make, the longest part was peeling and chopping up the butternut squash, but it was worth it, the taste was so good. 

TIP: If you are in a rush, or like me, dislike preparing butternut squash, you can buy prepared chopped butternut squash from the supermarket. Alternatively, you can roast the squash first which makes peeling it much easier, as well as intensifies the flavour.

The ingredients needed for this warming soup are;

  • butternut squash
  • coconut milk
  • onion
  • garlic
  • fresh red chilli
  • spices – I used ground cumin and ground ginger
  • veg stock

Making It In A Soup Maker

ingredients for spicy butternut squash soup in ninja blender

I make this recipe in my soup maker. Morphy Richards always used to be my go to soup maker, but I have since changed over to using the Ninja Blender and Soup Maker. 

You can make this recipe in any soup maker, just make sure you adjust any quantities depending on the capacity of your machine. 

You might be interested in: Ninja Blender and Soup Maker Review 

Step 1 – Chop up all the ingredients. Remember, if you want to dial down the heat, remove the seeds from the chilli.

chopped butternut squash and red chilli next to Ninja Soup Maker

Step 2 – Optionally you can saute the onions and garlic before adding the remaining ingredients. This might depend on whether you have a saute function built into your soup maker.

Step 3 – Add all the remaining ingredients.


Step 4 – Set off the soup maker on smooth. 

Making It In A Saucepan

Follow the same steps as above. At step 3, once the soup has come to a boil reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the squash has softened. Switch off the heat, allow to cool before blending with a hand blender. 

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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

This spicy butternut squash soup has quickly made it into my regular soup routine - it's the perfect spicy winter warmer!


  • 600g butternut squash, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced (seeds optional)
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • Seasoning according to taste


  1. Optionally sauté the onions and garlic.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Put the lid on the soup maker and press the smooth setting.


Remove seeds from red chilli for a milder tasting soup.

Adjusting Quanitites

The above recipe is suitable for a 1.4L soup maker. If you are using a smaller soup maker reduce the ingredients accordingly.

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