Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe (gluten free, dairy free, autoimmune option)

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Fall and winter mean lots of squash and pumpkin. My all-time favorite squash is the Kabocha Squash, commonly called Japanese Pumpkin. This squash has the most delicious flavor and texture of any squash I have eaten. A cross between a pumpkin and a butternut squash if I had to describe it. The skins are soft, so you can eat those too. I typically roast my squash and eat them with lots of coconut oil or ghee, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta have soup. This roasted kabocha squash soup is one of my favorite cool weather soups. Rich, creamy, and filling. A small serving is all you need to be satisfied. I typically will serve a small bowl of it with lunch or dinner (I have also been known to eat it for breakfast too!).

I developed this recipe to be dairy free, but if you can tolerate dairy, you can easily replace the coconut milk with sour cream or heavy cream. It would be heavenly! I even use the skins in this soup too. When I puree it, the skins just blend right in. Just scrub the outside of the squash with some hot water and a tiny bit of non-toxic soap or veggie cleaner and you’re good to go!

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Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.



  1. I am putting this on my list to make tomorrow. I have a kabocha squash in the pantry, and I’ve been craving a spicy fall soup.


    Barb @ A Life in Balance
    Posted 11/18/13

    • I hope you enjoy! I love kabocha squash!


      Posted 11/18/13

  2. This is the first soup recipe I have seen calling for a kabocha – they have recently become my favorite! I will be trying this!!


    Posted 11/24/13

    • It has quickly become my favorite squash! Enjoy! 🙂


      Posted 11/25/13

  3. I do not have knowledge of this kind of squash but have lots of butternut squash. Could that work with this recipe? Any minor changes that I might need to adjust? Thank you!


    Posted 02/28/14

    • Hi Jean – Butternut would work just fine. You could even use pumpkin and it would work fine too. I don’t think you’d need to adjust anything for it. Enjoy! 🙂


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 03/02/14

  4. Made this as a comfort food while suffering an annoying summer cold. I added a very ripe pear, skin on, plus a garlic, onion, herb blend I picked up in Hawaii. I omitted the tumeric, but used fresh ginger. I love all squash, but especially kabocha. Thanks for the recipe!


    Posted 08/28/14

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