How to Make Pumpkin Soup

Updated on December 30, 2019
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Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup

A Yummy, Mildly Spicy-Sweet Soup!

Almost daily, we make soup in our house. My family usually prefers spicy soups, but once in a while they like something more mild—something with just a hint of spice, with a bit of sweet mixed in. This yellow pumpkin soup recipe fits the bill perfectly!

Yellow pumpkin is naturally sweet, and its flesh becomes soft and creamy when cooked. Everyone in my family, including the kids, loves this soup's creaminess and smoothness.

Another plus about cooking with this vegetable is that it may have some health benefits. Research suggests that it may be beneficial to the heart. In addition, the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C may help boost immunity.

This soup takes about 30 minutes to prepare and serves 4 people. Here is my detailed recipe, accompanied by a photo tutorial. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups yellow pumpkin, peeled and thinly chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, julienned
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder, for garnish
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp fresh cream (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions and garlic. Sauté
    until the onions turn pinkish.
  2. Add thinly chopped pumpkin. Sauté for 1 minute. Add salt and peppercorns. Mix well.
  3. Pour in 4 cups of water and stir. Allow the mixture to come to a perfect boil, cover with a lid, and continue cooking for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pumpkin becomes completely soft. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. Once the mix cools down a bit, pour it to a mixer or blender jar and grind it to a smooth puree.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • If the soup is too thick, add some water to adjust the consistency. (In my opinion, however, this soup tastes better when it is thick.)
  • Pour the soup equally to 4 bowls.
  • If you prefer a hot soup, heat up the puree before serving.
  • Garnish each bowl with pepper powder and fresh cream (optional).

5 stars for Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Photo Tutorial

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Step one: Heat olive oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onion and garlic. Saute until onions turn pinkish.Step two: Add thinly sliced pumpkin. Continue to saute for 1 minute.Step three: Add peppercorns and salt. Add 4 cups of water.Allow the mixture to boil. Cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the pumpkin cooks thoroughly.Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.Step four: When the mixture is still warm, put it in a mixer or blender. Grind to obtain a smooth puree.Add some water if the puree is too thick. Mix well. Your delectable pumpkin soup is ready!Step five: Pour it equally to 4 bowls. Garnish each bowl with pepper power and fresh cream. Enjoy sipping this luscious soup! If you prefer a hot soup, heat up the puree before serving.
Step one: Heat olive oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onion and garlic. Saute until onions turn pinkish.
Step one: Heat olive oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onion and garlic. Saute until onions turn pinkish.
Step two: Add thinly sliced pumpkin. Continue to saute for 1 minute.
Step two: Add thinly sliced pumpkin. Continue to saute for 1 minute.
Step three: Add peppercorns and salt. Add 4 cups of water.
Step three: Add peppercorns and salt. Add 4 cups of water.
Allow the mixture to boil. Cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the pumpkin cooks thoroughly.
Allow the mixture to boil. Cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the pumpkin cooks thoroughly.
Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.
Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.
Step four: When the mixture is still warm, put it in a mixer or blender. Grind to obtain a smooth puree.
Step four: When the mixture is still warm, put it in a mixer or blender. Grind to obtain a smooth puree.
Add some water if the puree is too thick. Mix well. Your delectable pumpkin soup is ready!
Add some water if the puree is too thick. Mix well. Your delectable pumpkin soup is ready!
Step five: Pour it equally to 4 bowls. Garnish each bowl with pepper power and fresh cream. Enjoy sipping this luscious soup!
Step five: Pour it equally to 4 bowls. Garnish each bowl with pepper power and fresh cream. Enjoy sipping this luscious soup!
If you prefer a hot soup, heat up the puree before serving.
If you prefer a hot soup, heat up the puree before serving.

Nutritional Information of Pumpkin Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 88
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    20 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for the lovely comment. True. This is an amazing soup to relish on a cold evening.

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    RTalloni 

    20 months ago

    Such a cozy soup for when the weather cools off... :)

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