Curried Butternut Squash Soup Recipe and an Elegant Halloween Dinner Party


Recipe for a very flavorful Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Charming Ideas for a Halloween Dinner Party!

As you all know, we’re all about making Halloween charming and we have a blast doing it! So, we wanted to share our recipe for Curried Butternut Squash Soup, but also show you how to create an elegant Halloween dinner party. It’s all about finding the traditional fall and Halloween items and leaving anything scary behind!

For the Halloween dinner party menu, we kept it simple and served a delicious and filling curried butternut squash soup in a large black cauldron. The presentation is as elegant as can be for Halloween! Each guest also had their own small cauldrons to enjoy their soup from. You can buy the large cauldron here! I have owned the small ones for years. These from Crate and Barrel are the closest I can find to them now.

The soup is made with apples, squash, chicken stock, onions, curry powder and more delicious fall spices. It’s honestly so satisfying, it can be served as a main! We would suggest this as a main, if you’re serving a large fall salad and a few appetizers on the side, like our Halloween charcuterie platter.

The soup has such a stunning color and garnished with the green apples, it makes one beautiful and charming Halloween-themed soup!

For the decor, we always incorporate flowers. Flowers work beautifully for an elegant Halloween party. It’s a bonus if they’re dried or a few days old. I like the look of an imperfect flower arrangement for Halloween. We got two uses out of this arrangement, since we used it for our Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party as well.

Other elegant Halloween decorations are candles. Line the table with beautiful candles to create a glowing ambience for a cozy dinner party.

In addition to flowers and candles, add pumpkins and squash down the center.

One of my new purchases this year for Halloween is this skull decanter and skull glasses from Williams Sonoma. They’re elegant with a little charming spookiness. You can pour a bottle of wine in the decanter if you’re serving wine or a spirit.

For the drinks, we served our signature Apple Cider Moscow Mules, garnished with a blackberry to keep it Hallweenish and some black rum on the rocks.

If you try this curried butternut squash soup let us know how you like it in the comments! Happy Halloween and stay charming!

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Course dinner
Keyword curry, fall, soup, squash
Servings 6 people


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups finely chopped yellow onions
  • 8 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 medium size butternut squash
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 apples peeled, chopped and cored


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot (big enough to fit all the ingredients of the soup)

  2. Add in the chopped onions, curry powder and cook until unions are tender.

  3. While those are cooking, prep the squash by peeling, then cutting it in half and removing the seeds. Then chop into cubes. 

  4. When onions are tender, add in chicken stock, squash and chopped apple to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover partially and cook for about 20 minutes until squash is tender. 

  5. Pour the soup through a strainer, reserving liquids, then transfer the vegetables and solids to a food processor or blender. 

  6. Add one cup of reserved liquid and blend until smooth. You will use the reserved liquid later so keep it to the side.

  7. Return the soup to the pot and add in the apple juice and 3 cups of the reserved liquid until desired consistency. 

  8. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with green apple slices to garnish.

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2 responses to Curried Butternut Squash Soup Recipe and an Elegant Halloween Dinner Party

  1. Sarah
    October 8, 2018

    Instructions note chopped apple, but that’s not in the ingredient list. How much chopped apple to add? Thanks!

    1. Eden
      October 8, 2018

      This is fixed! Thank you Sarah!

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