{ Savoury Winter Squash + Carrot Soup }

This creamy, satisfying winter soup has all those comforting fall flavours. A family favourite in this house using those delicious fall storage onions, garlic, carrots, and squash, along with a few savoury herbs and spices making for a delicious autumn lunch or supper. This soup freezes nicely as well, although in this house we devour the rather large pot of it all at once. Mmmm, so warm and satisfying.

Savoury Winter Squash + Carrot Soup


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (adjust to tastes for heat)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme (tied together with string for easy removal later)
  • 4 lg carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 lg orange fleshed squash, peeled, seeds discarded, and chopped (such as Red Kuri, Butternut, Buttercup)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Plain yogurt for garnish


  • Heat the oil in large pot, saute onions until translucent.
  • Add minced garlic, curry powder, chili powder, salt, thyme and carrots. Stir well and saute 5 minutes. 
  • Add chopped squash, broth and water. Bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until all vegetables are soft. Turn off heat. Remove thyme stems and discard. 
  • Using a blender, food processor, or immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Add water to thin if desired. Serve hot, ladled into bowls with a dollop of plain yogurt.