Soup

One Pot Coconut Curry Soup

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

35 minutes

Yield

4

When I travelled to Thailand I was always in awe of how the locals could mix simple fresh ingredients all in one pot and  produce the most aromatic, flavourful dishes. With this super easy one pot Coconut Curry Soup I did my best to capture just a sliver of the authentic bowls I had on my travels. All I have to do is close my eyes while I eat this in the dead of winter and I am instantly transported back to hot days and tropical beaches.

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

Fresh is Best

Have you ever walked down the “ethnic” food aisle at the grocery store only to find prepackaged and boxed curries and noodle bowls? Please friends, quickly divert your eyes and get out of isle 10! The essence of most curries, rice dishes, or noodle bowls relies on real ingredients and fresh produce to achieve that punch of flavour we’ve come to love and crave. That’s why I wanted to make this one pot Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup to show you how easy it is to create depth and rich flavours in your own kitchen. The ingredient list is full of fresh vegetables including butternut squash and simple elements that you probably already have in your kitchen. The best part is that it can be made in one pot! Making it easy for you to whip up for the whole fam.

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

A Note on Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is definitely on its way to the main stage of trendy foods, and for good reason. This nutty tasting deactivated yeast is a plant-based eaters cheesy dream. It’s often used as a substitute for parmesan cheese, sprinkled on top of popcorn, mashed in with your potatoes, and mixed in anywhere else you’d like to add that distinctive umami taste. I usually keep my pantry stocked with Bob’s Red Mill nutritional yeast for just this type of occasion. Along with its many uses, this vegan superfood also has a lot of nutritional benefits, in just 1/4 of a cup you will be adding:

  • 8 grams (g) of protein
  • 3 g of fiber
  • 11.85 milligrams (mg) of thiamine, or vitamin B-1
  • 9.70 mg of riboflavin, or vitamin B-2
  • 5.90 mg of vitamin B-6
  • 17.60 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B-12

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

Yes! Just One Pot

This vibrant Coconut Curry Noodle Soup comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot! You can have this simmering on the oven any day of the week or bust it out for friends and family. Trust me, even the most timid curry goer will enjoy this noodle bowl. If you’re feeling a little spicy and adventurous after making this bowl try some of my other curry inspired dishes:

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This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

One pot on the oven and a mixture of fresh veggies, coconut milk, some pantry staples, and you’ve got yourself a deliciously easy meal. Check out the recipe below and don’t forget to let me know what you think over at @foodbymaria! Tag #foodbymaria and #fearnotfoodisyourfriend so I can see all your beautiful recreations.

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Coconut Curry Soup

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 medium sized white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 2 inch cube of ginger, grated or finely chopped – skin removed
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed
  • 3 tbsp. red curry paste
  • season to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes – add as little or as much as you’d like
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 46 cups boiling water (more if you find the soup is too thick)
  • 2 tsp. veggie stock paste
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast – I used Bob’s Red Mill
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 cup cubed tofu (optional)
  • 45g uncooked vermicelli rice noodles
  • garnish with: fresh cilantro, lime, jalapeños pepper and red onion

Instructions

Into a large soup pot add your coconut oil and heat for 20-30 seconds on medium-low heat before adding your white onion.  Sweat this out for around 5 minutes.  Stir often to avoid burning.

Now add your peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes before adding your garlic, ginger, curry and cumin.  I let this cook for 3-5 minutes.  The longer you let them cook, the more fragrant the soup.  Now add your butternut squash, turn heat to low and pop the lid on for 5 minutes or until the squash is tender.

Remove lid, increase heat to high and add your red curry paste, desired seasoning to taste, chilli flakes, coconut milk, water, veggie stock paste, nutritional yeast, coconut aminos and tofu. Stir till everyone is well combined and then bring mixture to a boil.

Once bubbling add your noodles and reduce heat.  Cook your noodles as per package instructions.

Serve this soup hot with fresh cilantro, lime, jalapeños and red onion!

Enjoy!!


Notes

This will last for up to 5 days in a tight sealed container in the fridge.

Keywords: vegan, plant based, soup, coconut curry

 

This vibrant plant-based and vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl comes together so easily and just like the street vendors in Thailand, all you need is one pot!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill

Corrine B

Which red curry paste do you prefer? I tried this recipe using the Thai Kitchen brand that my local grocery store carries, and it came out a bit bland. Are there additional spices you might recommend?
Thank you!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Corrine! Good point. I used one from Israel so it was extremely fragrant and delicious. Let me double check now and I’ll see what updates I can suggest. Not to sound horrible but did you make sure there was enough salt in the dish? xxx

Alannah

This curry is super delicious and easy to make! I had canned pumpkin already so used that instead of the squash and it was yummy. Also, the fresh red onion really brings a nice crunch and flavor to your bite.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Alannah, it means a lot to us.

Stacy Albin

I make this ALL the time and it’s my go-to recipe when I have people over. My dinner guests think I’m amazing at cooking (Thanks, Maria!). I’ve used various curry pastes and I’ve found that the brands sold in Asian markets, imported into the US tend to have the most flavor BUT I never need the jalapeños because the brands of curry past I buy tend to be spicy. So easy, so delicious. On to the next extremely tasteful and fool-proof recipe on here 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Stacy. Your support means so so so much to me!

Sandra

My all time favourite from Maria, I can’t stop making it! This recipe never dissapoints.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so so much for the love Sandra, I am soooo happy you love this one as much as we do!

Dominique S

Wow! This recipe is surprisingly simple for how flavorful it ends up being. I was a little unsure of whether I needed to cook the noodles before adding them to the soup, I took a chance and added them without cooking them first. It turned out great! The broth thickened up a bit and if doing it this way maybe add a little more water . I’d never before thought of using “nootch” to bring umami, however now it is a trick I will be bringing to many dishes. Make sure you add the garnishes that are suggested, they really bring a great pop of color and freshness. Thanks Maria, you are a friggen goddess.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for making it!!! I will add the time now about the water and the raw noodles. You’re amazing xxx

Emily

AMAZING! Made a few adjustments due to diet restrictions but it still turned out better than I could have imagined! I only added 4 cups of water but should have went with 6 since the noodles made it super thick! (I think I added wayyyy too many noodles though) My fave food by Maria recipe so far !! ❤️❤️

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey girl hey!! So glad you liked this one!!! It’s so yummy and don’t worry about the water, that’s totally preference but I am so glad you played with it and now know how you like it. Thanks for the love babes xxx let me know what you make next!! 1 hint, my shepherds pie is unreal!!

JL Zahavich

I tried this recipe tonight for supper and it was simple and delicious! The cilantro, red onion, and lime (I skipped the jalapenos) on top elevated the whole thing. I didn’t add any addition spices, not even salt, and I used Thai kitchen red curry paste. Definitely adding this recipe to my regular soup rotation!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello beauty!!!! Thank you so much for the love here . I love this recipe so much and I am glad you did too. Your support means everything.

Olivia

Such an authentic and delicious recipe!!! I loved it finished with a squeeze of lime! We will be making this soup again and again, thank you Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much Olivia!!! So glad you loved it!

Adrienne L

Made it for dinner tonight, but added mushrooms and zucchini to it – and used soy sauce instead of coconut aminos because I didn’t have that. It was so simple and delicious. I was so proud of myself, though I should probably be crediting you and the recipe instead. Will definitely be adding this one to the meal prep roster.

Maria Koutsogiannis

hahah YESSS! This is amazing. Oh, don’t worry about crediting me!! Give yourself all the credit. Thanks for making this recipe!!

Monika

Thank you so much food this recipe Maria! It is simply delicious. I’m going to make it again tomorrow. Just to practise the recipe 😉

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Monika!!! Yes, this makes me so happy!!! Enjoy practicing the recipe 😉

Kathleen

Really delicious! My curry powder is spicier than I realized so I added a few tablespoons of peanut butter to mellow it out. It paired really well and would do the same next time! Great meal

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Kathleen, so glad you figured out how to balance that out. I hate it when that happens. Thanks for sharing the love xx

Lindsay Bean

This was one of the most delicious + easy curry dishes I have made. I couldn’t stop eating it! Didn’t have butternut squash, so I used baby potatoes- I pre roasted them, before added them to the dish, to keep cook time around the same.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh hey!!!!! Yes, this is amazing. That’s a great substitute. So glad you enjoyed it Lindsay!!!

Brittany R

This recipe was super easy– essentially chop the ingredients and put them in the pot. I’ve tried other curry recipes, but none of them compared to this one. So delicious, flavorful, creamy yet fresh tasting. My boyfriend even complimented me by saying it was better than our local, go-to Thai place! Will be using this recipe over and over again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Brittany! ok, wow, this makes me so damn happy!!! I can’t believe he liked it THAT much. I mean I knew it was incredible but that’s an amazing compliment. Thanks for all your support and trying all my recipes! You should try my “black bean meat balls” next!

Holly Samuel

I loved the flavor!!! It was so simple to make too. I’ll be adding this to my weekly rotation, the whole family really enjoyed it. Thank you so much!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello Holly!!! Oh thank you so much this makes me so happy!!! Thanks for your support.

isabel mason

We loved this as a whole family, had for our tea and even the littles lapped it up, saw that someone added a splash of lime, I think will do that next time 🙂 could I ask, will this freeze ? thank you and I’m looking forward to trying some more of your recipes 🙂 xxx

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello beauty!!! Yes the recipe calls for lime with your garnish!!! Totally do it next time! Someone else asked me if it would freeze and Andrew and I ate it so fast the first time I don’t have an answer for you but I can remake it soon and let you know. If you try it please let us know too!!!!

Melanie P

I tried this recipe this week it was so delicious! Easy to make and took no time at all. I topped the soup with everything suggested, it took the soup to the next level! I used Thai kitchen red curry paste, I put a few extra tablespoons in. I will be making this again!!! Thank you Maria !

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Melanie!!! this is amazing, thanks for letting me know. So glad you loved it and thanks for your support on the recipe!

Anonymous

This recipe is YUMMY! I added sambal and some lemongrass to it and used soba noodles and it was delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh wow, what great additions!! Thanks for the comment. This will hopefully inspire other to try some different versions of this recipe!!

Anonymous

Would it taste ok without the nutritional yeast?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I don’t see why not!

Elaine Campbell

Three words….”to DIE for!! “
I puréed it slightly before adding noodles just to make it creamier. My kids LOVED this!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes Elaine! That is brilliant and such a great tip to get kiddos eating more! What a win with the tough critics!

Joanna

Extremely tasty one pot meal, about to make it again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello Joanna! That’s great to hear. Glad you love it!

shaleigh

Absolutely delish! One pot of perfect! Thanks so much for the easy recipe. Its a fun twist on butternut squash soup. It was so good that I had to make another one of your recipes, the night after making this one. I went with the shepherds pie… and my heavens I loved that too. BEST part… my meat lovin’ hubby obsessed over both recipes. You mean I didn’t have to make us separate dinners two nights in a row…. life saver. Now Maria, what to make for dinner tonight? ( but seriously 😉 )

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello!!! Oh my gosh, I am so excited for you!! Thanks so much for your support. Have you tried my grandmas pasta sauce yet? Do you have my cookbook? The mushroom soup is out of this world!!!

Anonymous

No I don’t, but I need it!!! I’ll get on it 🙂

larlie21

Literally beyond delicious!! Flavour amazing, so easy to make. One pot meals are my favourite kind of meal.

You are inspiring me everyday to be more creative on plant based meals and for that Thankyou!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

HEY!! Thank you so much!! Of course, I love my job, messages like this make me so happy. Thanks for your support! Please let me know what you make next!!!

larlie21

Beyond incredible! One pot deliciousness is so easy. Thankyou again for opening my eyes to more plant based meals for all my family:-)

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello beauty! Of course, thank you so much for your support. SO happy I can help you and your family eat more plants!!

Anna Kjemhus

Oh. My. God. Maria, you are magical. This recipe is AMAZING. I added bean sprouts to add some crunch and in place of cilantro + jalapeños and I was NOT dissappointed. It was PACKED with flavour. My boyfriend was amazed. Oh, and I didn’t miss meat at all! I can’t wait to make it again!! Thanks Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello!!! Thank you so much for the love here girl and thanks for sharing your substitutions!! That sounds so delicious. I honestly love this soup and I am so pumped you and your man did too!!!

Bjarney Ingibjörg Gunnlaugsdóttir

Brilliant!! Tasty, easy and delicious 🙂 Totaly love this. I was home alone and wanted to make me some comfort food and then I rembemberd this recipe. So happy I did!!
Thank you Maria for your amazing food, pictures and easy recipe to follow.
Kærar þakkkir – as we say in Icelandic.
Bjarney

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much beauty! Glad you loved it!

Alexia

Great recipe and super simple to make! The toppings you add at the end make a great difference to the dish. I use Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste and the soup came out as bright as Maria’s photos show. I exactly followed the recipe and it was perfect. The flavours were amazing and rich. I did not need to add any salt. I added tofu to the recipe and it made it super nutritious.
Thank you Maria for this recipe.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much Alexia! This is such a great recipe, I am glad you loved it too!

MEgan SHirk

This is absolutely my favorite new recipe. So good and tasty. I actually enjoyed just a little more the second day! We’re making it again this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yesss!! This is amazing. Everyone seems to be liking the soup more the next day which is amazing. So pumped you’re going to make it again!!!

Alex Wadey

This recipe was EVERYTHING. I didn’t have squash around so I subbed in mushrooms and zucchini and it was so good.
If you’re the type to follow recipes to the letter, this will give you the perfect soul soothing soup. If you’re the type to put your own spin on it, this is the perfect base to get creative with what you put in. Either way, DELICIOUS!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much beauty! This makes me so happy!

Andrea

Loved this recipe!! It was a hit with vegetarians and meat lovers! I will definitely be keeping this one in my regular rotation of recipes!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yay, thanks Andrea! That makes me super happy.

Sienna Trautman

I made a few modifications to make this in the instant pot since the normal pot I have is too small, it still turned out great! I am wondering how to make the tofu- did you cook before hand or just add as normal? It was quite bland when I just added it but the rest of the soup was full of flavour. I will definitely make again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey! Exactly how stated in the recipe is how it was made. The tofu would have soaked up all the flavours from the soup. When I went it the tofu was the furthest from bland but I am sure you’ll agree if you have any for leftovers. Thanks for the love x

Sandra

This is my absolute favorite from Maria! I had made it so many times already that I recently started to experiment and substitute with other veggies. This recipe works basically with ANYTHING. Love it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSSS THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!

Emma Kloster

I absolutely love love it!! Have nothing bad to say about it. It is super simple, and it is easy to add whatever vegetables you have left in the fridge

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much emma, glad you love it!

Mia

I did the recipe and it tasted great! I did not have every ingredient at home so I swapped the butternut squash with potatoes and left out the nutritional yeast and it worked perfectly!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh yes yes yes Mia! This is awesome. Thanks for the love and for your kind words!!

Rosie S

Seriously the best soup ever made! I have 3 very happy campers who were licking their lips! Thank you Maria! I’m SO excited that I have discovered you and your food. Can’t wait to try more!!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hi Rosie! Thanks so much for the love. We are so grateful that you enjoyed our recipe!! Let us know what you make next please xx

Adrienne Lem

I’ve made this several times now and it’s a winner. I usually add more veg to it – including zucchini, peppers – to make it go a bit further for meal prepping. I love noodle soups and coconut curry, so this was the perfect hybrid meal for me!

Maria Koutsogiannis

So happy you love this, Adrienne. Adding more veg is always amazing. So glad you are loving our recipes!

Marina Rosa

Wish I could eat this photos! I’ll buy the ingredients to try this – for sure – delicious recipe!!! Thanks for sharing! One tiny question: I LOVE your green pot! Can you share where did you buy it?

Maria Koutsogiannis

This is from IKEA!!!

Lauren Marinigh

So yummy! Made it for my Mom and I and it was super easy to make. Loaded with flavour & really comforting for a cold winter night. Definitely would make again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES! This makes me so happy, thanks for the love Lauren!

Sarah Beau

So damn good! Pulled this for some dinner prep this week. Thanks for the perfect recipe, and the simplicity of one pot 👏🏻👏🏻

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yesssss, thanks so much for the love! Glad you loved this recipe as much as we do!

Rachel O’Neill

So tasty! I left out the tofu and the noodles and it was delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YeSSS!! This makes me so happy, great way to adapt it for yourself!

Kristina Milani

This was delicious! I made it initially for my family (daughter is 4), everyone had multiple helpings. I then made it for my mother, who immediately needed the recipe. This is def a staple in my house.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!! Thank you so so so much Kristina!!

Pearl F

Awesome recipe! Super easy to follow and customize for your preferences.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, we are grateful you love it as much as we do!

Carly McLeod

Absolutely delicious in every way! Definitely gonna be a staple in our household! COMPLETELY recommend making!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Carly! This soup TO DIE FOR!

Karen Campbell

Great tasting soup. Was looking for an easy to make meal, and I love rice noodles, this recipe covers all that. The only thing I didn’t have on hand was cilantro, I see by other comments how important that, so I’ll be sure to add it next time! 😉

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Karen!

Katie R

The flavors in this are incredible and restaurant-quality! Do not skip the cilantro or lime at the end. I will definitely be making this again. The butternut squash took much longer to cook and I will cut it into smaller pieces next time.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love, Katie! Yes, make sure to cut it into bite-sized cubes!!!

Mallory W

The flavours in this dish are AMAZING! This easy to make, flavour popping, meal is now a constant in my household. Highly recommend.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, Mallory! We love hearing this, please let me know if you make anything else from us!

Alexia Tedesco

Loved this soup – it was so good and really simple to make (one pot). Added extra cilantro and half a diced jalapeno in addition to what I used for garnish and it turned out great. Would highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS BABY GIRL!! This soup is sooo good!

thatgrlhannah

I added too much water so added extra curry pasta and some leftover pho broth
Seriously
I was so excited to make this for months
It was AMAZING!
also made vegan spaghetti sauce and gluten free noodles last night for dinner, I have ibs so I’ve needed to try this out for 9+ years now.
Day 1 and already feel a difference
Thank you for the recipes you create! I NEVER use recipes and I mean that truly. It’s so out of my comfort zone. I prefer to cook how my mama and bubby have taught me.
But I’m blown away 2/2 recipes so far! This and the breakfast cookies. Love supporting such a badass woman, go Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YASSS!!! So glad you love this one babes!

Dana Markland

I made this soup the other day for friends. Feedback was ‘this is the best soup I’ve ever had’. I tend to agree it’s mighty good!!
Thanks for this and all of your amazing recipes.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!!! Thanks so much for the love!

Chelsea Cole

So delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Chelsea!

Pilar Manau

Great recipe!! Everyone in the family love it!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Maria!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS! Thank you so much!

Audrey

This is the best curry recipe I’ve made at home and I will definitely be making again! I skipped the tofu and loaded up on extra squash and also added mushrooms and broccoli!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This sounds so lovely, the curry soup is my favourite.

Sydney

Very delicious, not too spicy. Ended up playing around with the spice ratio, but overall definitely recommend.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, I love this one!

Kim

Made this last night. Super easy. Super
tasty. I used sweet potato instead of butternut squash. Will make again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy!! Thank you, Kim!!!

Suzanne

Easy to make and you can swap out some things if you need to (I used pumpkin instead of butternut because that’s what I had). It’s also the first time I’ve cooked tofu that actually tastes good! Really, really tasty. This will be a go-to meal for me.

Jessica Manantan

I am so in love with this dish. It’s going to be a regular for me for sure! I made it last week but put waaaayyyy too many noodles so it was definitely not a soup (but still so good)! Haha. Made it again tonight. My mouth and tummy are so satisfied. 🙂 I don’t like spicy food so I only used 2 Tbsp of the red curry paste (plus the kind I bought was mild) and it was perfect. Thank you, Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

So glad you love it, Jessica. This is one of our favourites too!

Suzanne

Easy to make and you can swap out some things if you need to (I used pumpkin instead of butternut because that’s what I had). It’s also the first time I’ve cooked tofu that actually tastes good! Really, really tasty. This will be a go-to meal for me.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Suzanne! So glad you loved this recipe as much as we do!

Sydney

This is my go to soup. I’ve made it 7 times during quarantine. I just cannot get enough of it. I don’t even like curry’s, yet this is my fav soup.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!! thank you so much, Sydney!

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