Secret Recipe Club: Curried Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup

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by Amber on November 7, 2011

Today marks another Secret Recipe Club installment. For November, I have been assigned the lovely Paulchen, a food blog by a blogger named Astrid based in Vienna, Austria.

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I’ve had the good fortune to visit a few European countries, but Austria is sadly not one of them. It’s definitely on the must-see list though!

Astrid has many wonderful recipes to choose from on Paulchen’s Food Blog, from Apfelstrudel Pie to Buttermilk Bread.

Astrid collects cookbooks (yup – it’s nearing 12-step program levels for me too). She also has “two beloved cat boys”, just like me! Kindred spirits, I tell you.

I had a really hard time choosing a recipe from everything on her site, and in the end, it was an ingredient in my own fridge that steered me in a particular direction. I had picked up a butternut squash at the farmer’s market a few weekends before, and it was begging to be transformed.

I used Astrid’s recipe for Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup to transform it, adding a British flair for my hubby by adding some curry powder and black pepper. Perfect for the surprise snow storm we got just before Halloween.

Because we were told to stay indoors due to the storm, I used what I had on hand – canned pumpkin and chicken stock instead of fresh pumpkin and vegetable stock.

The soup was incredibly delicious and hearty, and exactly what we needed on a unseasonably cold night.


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Amanda November 7, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Yikes! I can’t add your link to the blog hop because the link to SRC is missing! Please add the link to the post and then let me know :)


India-leigh@aveganobsession November 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM

I love those orangey colours. great pic. I make a vegan version of this all the time but have never thought of adding cloves. I will try it next time.


Jamie | My Baking Addiction November 7, 2011 at 8:56 AM

This soup is incredibly gorgeous and so perfect for this time of year – I love the addition of the curry powder!


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. November 7, 2011 at 9:28 AM

My mom’s ADDICTED to butternut squash and garam masala. She’d flip for this – forwarding her this recipe now!


Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian November 7, 2011 at 9:51 AM

What a fantastic post for SRC!!!

I have not been to your blog before, I love it! I am your newest Facebook fan!
Check out my SRC post if you haven’t already:

Butter Cake with Peach Sauce


Lauren November 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Beautiful photos! All those spices sound amazing together with the pumpkin and squash!


Isabelle @ Crumb November 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Great pick! It’s not fall for me until I’ve made a big pot of butternut squash soup, and I’m thinking I just might have to try this version out instead of my usual… the pumpkin sounds like a wonderful addition!


sarah k @ the pajama chef November 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM

what a great choice for SRC! i made some english muffins this month that i’ve been enjoying with soup…yum!


Cooking Rookie November 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

What a wonderful soup recipe! And such a beautiful presentation. I find it very difficult making soup look special, but yours certainly does :-)


Dan November 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM

It looks like you were assigned a really interesting blog! Isn’t it great when you find one where everything looks great? It’s like a gift (that doesn’t happen often).

The soup looks excellent. I have a squash at home patiently waiting for its fate as well.


Lisa~~ November 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM

We adore butternut squash soup and the pumpkin in there sounds wonderful, can’t wait to give this a try.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

Cook Lisa Cook


Nutmeg Nanny November 7, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Curry pairs so lovely with squash…totally delicious!


Sweet as Sugar Cookies November 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Love the idea of using curry spice in this. It would be one delicious way to warm up.


sara November 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Looks like a great soup – fantastic flavors! :)


Katrina November 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

This soup is all kinds of yummy looking!


moom November 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Casey (goodfoodstories.com) knows my addiction to butternut squash. The curry powder is a brillant addition. Too late to make this tonight but tomorrow is another day and thank you for my future dinner plans!


Astrid November 8, 2011 at 7:37 AM

Glad you liked the blog and the soup!


Tracy November 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM

What a lovely soup. I think the curry is a wonderful addition that gives it a little extra flair!


Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray November 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Looks delicious…and I have everything to make it…hmm, might have dinner tonight!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction November 8, 2011 at 10:24 PM

What a lovely soup… I think I’d love it, but without the curry powder. :)


Annapet November 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Thank you for celebrating Squash Love with us!


@Mango_Queen November 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM

I love soup of any kind, but in the fall I really love pumkin and butternut squash soup! Yours is so pretty! Glad to cook along with you on this squash love!


Amber November 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Thanks so much!


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