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It’s rare for me to eat the same thing twice, HOWEVER, this soup is the exception.We’ve had it at least 3 times in 2 weeks~ it’s just that good. Please don’t skip on the lime & cilantro to ensure you’ve tasted this soup at its best.
This was the most amazing soup! I was intimidated to make it. Ridiculous! So easy, so umame. Thank you for it!
Great recipe!! I love the flavor combination. Easy to follow instructions too.
I received a kabocha pumpkin in my grocery delivery by mistake( I’d ordered a melon!). I found this recipe and decided I might as well use my pumpkin. It was delicious! I’ve made butternut squash soup many times before, but this was a more intense, sweeter taste. I will definitely order this variety of pumpkin again and make this soup. It was easy to make as well.
Hi Kate, kabocha really does make excellent soup. I’m so glad you tried it!
It’s worth the effort and delicious, however I was disappointed that it didn’t come out with the same velvety smooth texture of a Kabocha Squash soup I ate in an LA restaurant.
Super tasty and exceeded my expectations. Didn’t expect the soup to be so sweet but there was enough savory so that the sweet didn’t overwhelm. Yum Yum.
Packed full of flavor! Especially with the addition of lime juice & cilantro. I roasted the whole kabocha pumpkin in our wood cook stove & then cut it & scooped out the seeds & flesh while it was tender. That made it easier as it is a hard squash. Thank you for the recipe.
Loved by all! I am going to make this a second time for an even larger crowd.
I am always recommending your website!A+ 5 *****
Delicious! The soup is full of flavor. My husband likes a bit of a crunch, so I sprinkled pepitas on top of the soup just before serving.
This is too salty
Hi Meg, you always have to adjust salt to taste, and to the saltiness of the stock you are using. Next time, start with less salt and add more to taste.
I just made this and it turned out great. I only had a small squash about 2 pounds, so I tossed in a few carrots and it turned out great. plus I added a little more cumin. I just love that stuff.
I made this yesterday after I received a Kabocha squash in my CSA and have never made it before. I didn’t have celery but had a few carrots that I needed to use so I subbed carrots. It was really easy to make and very good. The lime juice definitely added a perfect freshness and acidity to this soup. It was surprisingly filling as well! I froze about half of it for later. Definitely something I’ll make again!
This soup seems to be missing something. I tasted the squash after it roasted and it was not sweet. In fact it didn’t have much flavor. Is that why my soup is lacking in flavor? I feel like it needs something sweet, perhaps apple. I feel that butternut squash tastes better. Maybe I got a bad kabocha.
Mine wasn’t sweet either
SUPER YUMMY! Made this for a “first days of fall” dinner and it was fantastic. My husband says, “You can make that again!” The spices really bring out the flavor of the squash, and the cilantro finish adds just the right counterpoint. Delicious!
I cannot believe how easy this was. I’m not the greatest chef (nor the worst) but I don’t think anyone could mess up this simple soup! It is also amazingly delicious. Having not even attempted a squash soup before I didn’t know what to expect but this was perfect. Tons of flavour, very simple wholesome ingredients, it was wonderful. Will definitely make this recipe again! :D
I made this soup with two variatals of winter squash. One squash was Black Forest and sorry to say I do not remember the other squash. It was delicious. I loved the warm spices used in the soup and roasting the squash with olive oil brought out the sweetness of the squash. I finished the soup with a drizzle of half and half and a little hot sauce. Excellent recipe! Thank you
I’m going to have to try this, it sounds like the perfect garnish! I didn’t get anything special for mine but I did have a bit of French bread I toasted and ate with it, it was even better than I could’ve imagined. Can’t wait to try your variation!
Awesome recipe. 1st time I tried it. Will definitely try again.
To be honest, I’m really not one for soups but my husband is, so I made it for him. The recipe was super easy & it was ever so ono (Taste Good in Hawaiian)… Came out a little thick; guess I had more pumpkin than it called for so I just added a little more broth… it was a major hit with the family… Mahalo (Thank you in Hawaiian) for the recipe
I bought kabocha squash for first time from the local farmer’s market and did this soup today. It turned out sooooo good. I didn’t use chicken stock but added some extra root vegetable pieces for extra broth flavor and it worked perfectly! Have tried many of your recipes already and they all turned out so delicious! Thank you!
I tried out a vegan version of this recipe and it turned out wonderfully! I added some miso before puréeing to get that umami flavour.