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My Favourite Winter Warmer Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Updated on March 27, 2017
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Creamy Pumpkin Soup
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Soup recipes are always winter warmers. They bring so much comfort during the winter months. As the days become shorter and the nights become longer and colder, why not spend some time in your warm kitchen and prepare this hearty pumpkin soup that is healthy and full of natural goodness. One way of keeping warm and satisfying your winter cravings is to sit down with a big bowl of steaming hot soup topped with freshly toasted wholemeal bread.


Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: more than enough for 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 kg pumpkin
  • 2.5 litres beef or chicken stock
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Choose a good quality pumpkin for this recipe, otherwise the soup will not have that rich pumpkin taste. Butternut, Queensland Blue and Jarrahdale varieties give the best taste, colour and texture.
  2. Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and cut the pumpkin into big chunks. Set aside and prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Heat up the olive oil and butter in a pot. Fry the onions until they are soft and fragrant. Mix in garlic and fry until the garlic turns golden brown but not burnt.
  4. Add in the pumpkin chunks, nutmeg, mixed herbs, pepper and salt. Stir and mix well.
  5. Pour in beef stock. The pumpkin chunks should be immersed in the beef stock. If not, top up with enough water to cover the pumpkins. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on high heat until the liquid is boiling.
  6. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes or until the pumpkins are cooked and soft. Use a fork to test if the pumpkins are already soft. Turn off heat.
  7. Leave the pot to cool before blending the pumpkin with a stick blender. Always take precautions when using a stick blender. Make sure the contents in the pot is not scalding hot when you use the appliance. A stick blender can stir up a lot of hot liquid that will splatter all over the kitchen and onto you as well! And that will be a disaster and very painful.
  8. When the pumpkins are cool enough, blend the soft chunks carefully until the soup is creamy and smooth.
  9. Heat up the pot of soup again and simmer until it is almost boiling. Add in cream and mix well. Turn off heat and the soup is ready.

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How to Serve The Pumpkin Soup

You will need the following ingredients to serve with the creamy pumpkin soup and they will only take a minute to prepare.

  • 1 slice wholemeal bread per person
  • finely chopped parsley leaves

Toast the wholemeal bread until it is crispy on both sides. Cut the toasted bread into small cubes. Serve the soup in a big bowl. Add in the bread cubes and garnish with some chopped parsley. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.

Enjoy your creamy pumpkin soup!


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      lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

      Scribenet - yes, it is healthy and full of nutrients too. I hope you get to try out this recipe soon! Thank you for commenting :)

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      Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Tasty... and pumpkin is so healthy to eat. I'll be making this one! Thanks!

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      lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

      oliversmum, we are experiencing really cold weather these few weeks and I have been having soup with almost every meal. I hope you get to try out this recipe soon. Thank you for stopping by. Stay warm!

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      lady rain Hi. Great Recipe,especially for this time of year. It.s so cold at the moment.

      I love all types of pumpkin,but Butternut is my favorite.

      This recipe looks and sounds really tasty,It will be on the menu for sure.

      Thanks for sharing it with us.Thumbs up.:):)

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      lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

      Claudia, I love pumpkins because they are so versatile in most recipes. I also save the pumpkin seeds and eat them too! Thank you for stopping by to leave comment. Cheers!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      Pumpkin soup is my favorite winter soup as well. In fact I am a pumpkin enthusiast, love pumpkin in many different ways, which is why your link to "pumpkin and potatoe lasagne recipe" caught my attention as well. I´ll have to check that one out!