Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Halloumi

Take advantage of healthy convenience foods, such as pureed vegetable soups, to make a healthy meal in minutes. We enhance the flavor of boxed butternut squash soup with curry powder, then top it with irresistible halloumi cheese. Serve with warm whole-grain pita bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (32 ounce) carton low-sodium butternut squash soup

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • 4 ounces halloumi cheese, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 4 teaspoons toasted pepitas


  1. Heat soup according to package directions. Whisk in curry powder and simmer for 3 minutes.

  2. Pat cheese slices dry with a paper towel. Brush both sides with oil. Sear in a heavy pan over medium-high heat until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

  3. Serve the soup topped with the cheese and pepitas.


Read more: How to Amp Up Canned Soup to Make It a Healthy Meal

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 2344IU 47%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Folate 2mcg 0%
Sodium 564mg 25%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 28mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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