Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a nutritious, creamy, elegant, and festive soup that’s perfect as a starter during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It is similar to zucchini bisque but has an earthier, nuttier flavor with a dash of autumnal sweetness.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe by Stacy Lyn Harris

Along with Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, this pumpkin soup has become one of my favorite fall recipes. Trust me, pumpkin soup has never tasted so good.

Learning to Love Pumpkin: The Secret is in the Seasoning

To be honest, I’d never been a huge fan of pumpkin anything until the last few years. It’s amazing what a difference some subtle changes in seasoning can make!

I thought it was the pumpkin flavor I did not like, but as I tested different recipes, I noticed it was the cloves and cinnamon I didn’t care for in large amounts.

Of course, a little spice really brings out the flavor. However, a lot is just over the top for me. With too much spice, the delicate pumpkin flavor gets drowned out. So I experimented with making a few adjustments to suit my taste buds.

Sweet and Savory Pumpkin – From Soup to Donuts

Now I am a fan of pumpkin in both sweet and savory dishes.

Besides this pumpkin soup, another favorite savory pumpkin recipe is this incredible pumpkin lasagna! I do believe it is my favorite lasagna of all time.

In the mood for a sweeter pumpkin recipe? Check out the video on this page for Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze. Also try my Pioneer-Style Pumpkin Pie — no baking needed!

Is Pumpkin Healthy?

Finding ways to love pumpkin has more value than just having a great meal. Did you know that pumpkin is a superfood? Pumpkin helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure while keeping you looking young all at the same time. Who could ask for more?

You can find this pumpkin soup in my cookbook, Happy Healthy Family Tracking the Outdoors In. 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe by Stacy Lyn Harris

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup is a nutritious, creamy, elegant, and festive soup that's perfect as a starter during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
5 from 4 votes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions minced
  • 4 1/2 cups pumpkin peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives plus whole chives for garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a large stockpot. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add the pumpkin, stock, potatoes, and paprika and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer, cover the stockpot for about 35 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
  • Blend ingredients with an emulsion blender or transfer to a food processor and puree. Return to stockpot. Add whipping cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the chopped chives just before serving. Garnish each serving with a few whole chives.
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2 Comments

  1. Jody Frank says:

    5 stars
    This looks great to me–I love the idea of letting the pumpkin flavor shine through instead of drowning it out with “pumpkin pie” type spices.

    1. It really has made a big difference for me. Now I adore pumpkin!

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