No fuss pumpkin soup! There are so many ways to make this.
This is the perfect soup for a cold Autumn day. My pumpkin soup recipe will take the chill out of any frosty evening.
Each year it’s kind of a tradition around our house to make pumpkin soup when pumpkins come into season and this year was no exception.
This is a recipe that is very easy even for absolute cooking beginners. All you need are the freshest ingredients you can find, a pot, a knife and a blender. For a more refined texture, you could pass the finished soup through a fine mesh strainer but that’s not necessary.
Ingredients and substitutes
I used my spice stock recipe as a base. It’s simple to make and adds a lot of flavour to this soup. Great for vegetarians.
You could also use chicken or vegetable stock.
As for the pumpkin… This pumpkin soup recipe is one that works equally well with butternut squash.
That’s what I do when pumpkin isn’t in season.
As with most soups, this pumpkin soup can be made ahead of time.
Feel free to make it a day or two before serving. The flavours will actually develop and your soup will be even better.
If you like this pumpkin soup recipe, you might like to try some of these too.
- 1 Kilo (2 lbs) skinned and diced fresh pumpkin
- 1 litre spice, vegetable or chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 green chilli pepper - chopped
- 5 cloves garlic - smashed and chopped
- A pinch of dried thyme and oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional)
- 2 red bell peppers - seeded and chopped
- 2 onions - finely chopped
- 250ml fresh corn kernels
- 250ml double cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a large sauce pan and then add the onions, chilli pepper, red bell pepper and garlic.
- Fry until the the onion is translucent and soft.
- Now add the spices and herbs followed by the chopped pumpkin. Cover the pumpkin pieces with your stock of choice.
- When the pumpkin is soft, add the corn and then blend until very smooth.
- Bring up to a simmer again and allow to cook uncovered for about 15 minutes.
- Stir in the cream and salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring back up to heat just before serving.
I hope you enjoy this pumpkin soup recipe. If you do try it, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.