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It’s comfort soup in an even comfier bowl.
Somehow it is mid October and how that happened is beyond me. Life is a busy, awesome blur. A blur that has me stressing, happy, excited and tired all at the same time. It’s a good thing, and I am so not complaining, well actually I am complaining that is already mid October, but it really does seem that the older I get the faster time flies.
Most of the leaves have turned and fallen here, it is freezing the minute the sun goes behind the mountains around five-thirty and we have already seen our fair share of snow for the season. The first of the many resorts around here, A-Basin, opened yesterday.
I am so not ready for ready for the Colorado mountain winter to begin. I am trying to savor these last warmish days before the snow blankets the ground, but I better suck it up, winter is coming and I have a feeling it is going to be a very snowy year.
Some people are saying the wet summer means a heavy snow year. I am excited and scared at the same time. Excited for all the days leading up to December twenty-fifth or maybe even January first.
But scared the snow will last and last. That snow in April thing? Yeah, not really into that.
But it’s October, so let’s talk soup.
Mid October just means SOUP! Lots and lots of soup! At least that’s how it goes around here. Or at least that is how I am hoping it is going to go around here.
Most years it’s just chili. I mean chili NEVER fails. It is always good, always hot, always hearty and just plain awesome, but this year I am determined to throw in a few odd balls. Odd balls like curry, squash and goat cheese (!!!). Trust me, my family was looking at me like I was crazy. Especially about the curry part, they think they are not curry people, but I have proven them wrong a total of one, two, three and four times. Oh and now five. Yes!
This one was kind of a given though.
I combined everyone’s beloved broccoli cheddar soup with some spiced up curry and goat cheese. So basically, there was nothing for them not like. It’s a giant bowl of creamy butternut squash, with broccoli and tons and tons of cheese. Plus more cheese on top, then poured into a bread bowl. Pure creamy comfort.
I am actually really wishing this was dinner tonight.
Lately I am in a constant state of being just plain freezing. See I have this problem. When it’s sunny with not a cloud in the sky I can’t take picture in my kitchen. There is just too much direct sunlight streaming in. I love the sun, but oh my gosh, I really wish it did not shine directly in basically every single window in our house. Whatever, long story short is that I have had to resort to taking pictures with the front door wide open. It just happens to be the only light I am liking these days. Such a pain and SO cold.
I have been shooting in my big down puffy coat. It’s a pretty funny sight and I get some pretty interesting looks from the rare person who occasionally walks by. It’s getting colder and colder by the day, I need a new solution.
So I am basically now always craving warmth.
And soup, but again, I am not complaining. I love both these things.
Especially when they involve warm curry, butternut squash, cheddar cheese and goat cheese. Doesn’t get a whole lot better or cozier than that.
This soup is a one pot deal, which is awesome and it requires very little work. The hardest part is pureeing the soup and that is only hard if you don’t have an immersion blender, which of course I don’t.
Well, I did but it just broke on me one day last year. Ugh.
Oh, and over in these parts, today is the perfect soup kind of day. It’s snowing. Again. And I love it!
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P.S Top with lots and lots and lots of goat cheese. Trust me, it’s going to make your day better.
This is spectacular. I loved it. Left out the cheddar. Used cream instead of coconut milk. What a wonderful soup full of healthy virus fighting ingredients.
Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy New Year!? xTieghan
I love this recipe! I’ve made it several times and really enjoy it. I have one suggestion, if you ever go back and update these – could you remove the “plus 2 cups water to thin” note from the ingredients list? More than once I’ve tossed 2 cups of water in with the broth, thinking it was part of the recipe, only to realize that I shouldn’t have done that and now the soup is too thin. The note in the instructions about adding 1/4 a cup of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached seems sufficient.
Awesome! It’s so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend❄️ xTieghan
This soup looks incredible. I wanted to ask, do you think I could make this without the goats cheese? Would I add in some additional cheese or would it be fine as is without the goats cheese.
Can’t wait to try this.
You could replace the goat cheese with another cheese that you enjoy. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
My husband and I love this soup! We’ve made it a few times and are never disappointed. It’s creamy with just enough warmth and spice and filling! I always add more broccoli (guilty, it’s like my fav vegetable) and we occasionally make paninis to dip in it. Thanks Tieghan for another recipe that’s a keeper!
I am so glad this turned out amazing for you, Megan! Thank you so much for making this! xTieghan
This is a fantastic soup. .I actually daydream about it! It is incredibly flavorful. I do like to play with the ingredients a bit sometimes. I don’t use all the hot spices as it becomes far too hot for me. I also omit some of the cheese to reduce the calories a bit. Thank you for your recipes. You are my go-to website for just about everything!
Thank you so much Beverly! I am so glad you liked this!
I would have told you cheese and curry don’t go together. I was wrong. This soup is wonderful!!. Perfect for a cold winters night. I didn’t have time for the bread bowls so served it with Garlic Naan. So delicious.
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT
Love love love love love ….didn’t have enough broccoli so I added kale !
All your recipes are great…thanks
The recipe sounds just great! However, I have a question…..whenever I make a cream soup and put it in the bread bowl, the soup thickens too much for me. Any suggestions? Should I make it not so creamy? I thought I had thinned it out enough last time and still the same result. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Please help!!!
Hey Sharon! So what is happening is the soup is soaking up the bread, making it very thick. I can’t really think of a way to fix it…I just eat the bread bowl. Thinning with broth sounds like a good idea, but I have never tried it. Sorry I could not help much. Let me know if you have more questions. Hope you love this! Thanks! 🙂
100% in LOVE with this soup! I made it a couple weeks ago and will be making it again tonight – the flavor is just incredible! And I’m completely inspired to use more curry paste in my life. Thank you for my new go-to soup!!
Yay! Thanks so much Rachel!! So happy you like it and the curry paste!! (: