Creamy, comforting pumpkin soup makes a delicious and nourishing weeknight meal! With just the right of amount of sweetness and spice, this recipe is one you’ll turn to over and over again.
In the fall our minds start going to all things pumpkin! And Pumpkin Soup is one of our favorite ways to enjoy it. There is just something so comforting and satisfying about a warm bowl of this soup! This recipe uses convenient canned pumpkin, so it’s really a recipe that you can enjoy any time of the year.
Is Pumpkin Puree the Same as Canned Pumpkin?
Canned pumpkin and is simply canned pumpkin puree, and they can be used interchangeably! Just make sure you are using canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling- which also has sugar and spices added to it. We love the convenience of canned pumpkin, so we tend to use it most often in pumpkin recipes. However, you can totally take advantage of all the pumpkin you can find so readily this time of year to make your own pumpkin puree for this soup!
How to Make Pumpkin Soup
One of the best things about pumpkin soup is how easy it is to make! Most of the work involved is in chopping the vegetables. The stovetop takes it from there! Once the veggies are nice and tender and it’s had some time to simmer, you blend it up to ensure that you have a super creamy soup. If you have an immersion blender, that works great too.
Is Pumpkin Soup Healthy?
Pumpkin soup is powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients! It is good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system. It’s also a good source of fiber! We like to use evaporated milk in this recipe because it adds to the creamy texture and we can keep it on hand. But you can make this recipe vegan by using almond or coconut milk instead.
Is Pumpkin Soup Kid-Friendly?
My kids love this soup! The flavor is super mild, and it’s nice and creamy- no veggies to pick around! I like to serve it with bread- this soup is perfect for dipping. And we all know how much kids love that!
Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 14 ounce can light coconut milk
- 29 oz can 100% pumpkin puree
- extra coconut milk for drizzling on top
- roasted pumpkin seeds
- In a stockpot over medium heat, heat oil. Add diced onion and saute until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and saute for another minute.
- Add curry powder, garam masala, salt and pepper and saute for 1 more minute to bring out the flavors.
- Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, and pumpkin puree. Stir to combine and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender, or pour in batches into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve with a drizzle of coconut milk and a few roasted pumpkin seeds. We love this soup with a crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!
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