Acorn Squash Soup With Turmeric

Karen Kelly
by Karen Kelly
6 servings
1 hr 4 min

will warm your bones this winter. It's so creamy and delicious that you won't realize how healthy it is. Full of veggies and made dairy free with coconut milk. {paleo, whole30, dairy free, gluten free, vegan}

Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric in two white bowls

One down, two to go!

The flu finally hit our house. I knew it was coming and I was just waiting for it. I had even prepped by getting ginger ale and Saltines at the grocery store. Do you think I jinxed us?

It had to come and frankly, I'm glad we are getting it over with. I was up from 3:00 AM on with my ten-year-old, who for whatever reason has trouble hitting the toilet. (Sorry TMI!) I will not speak of that again...

Anywho, I'm thinking of having all my kids drink out of the same glass so that we can just move on with life. It would be easier to have everyone sick at once so that I am chained to the house for a minimum number of days. They can all binge watch TV together. (Hello The Returned!)

Soup with scallions

In my case, I will continue to wash my hands religiously and try to eat extra healthy with soups like this Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric. You are probably reading the ingredients saying there is no way this can be good but trust me, it's so full of flavor and creaminess.

It's hard to believe that it's paleo and whole30 approved! It gets an extra boost from the sprinkle of turmeric. Using coconut milk as a sub for cream makes it way healthier but you still get all the creaminess. You won't be able to tell, I promise.

I made this Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric on Sunday and I ate it all week. It was still super tasty on Thursday. It's easy to take to work or even drink from a thermos in the car. My kids wouldn't touch it but that's okay...more for me.

Other soups I've been prepping ahead are my Sausage and Bean Soup, Healthy Turkey Chili and this Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup. It's soup season!

This Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric is...

  • paleo
  • whole30 approved
  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • vegan
  • creamy
  • flavorful
  • a tad sweet
  • full of good for you veggies
  • bright and beautiful
Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric close up

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

Need More Soups in Your Life? Try these...

  • Healthy Turkey Chili
  • Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Gluten Free Instant Pot Beef Stew
Acorn Squash Soup With Turmeric
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 54 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 4 min
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  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded or diced carrot
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 apple diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds. Roast in a baking pan for about 30-40 minutes at 400ºF. You want the flesh to be soft.
In a dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add carrots and onions and saute 4 minutes.
Add squash flesh, apple, ginger, turmeric, coconut milk, water and salt, and pepper.
Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for about 10 minutes.
Puree soup with an immersion blender or put in your Vitamix. Be careful not to burn yourself!
Serve with pepitas, scallions, and parsley.
Karen Kelly
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