Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fresh Pumpkin Soup from Scratch

Last year when we just started, we made a delicious fresh tomato soup in a cute little tomato bowl...
This year, right around Fall/Autumn and Halloween, is just the right moment to present to you guys *drum roll* Creamy Pumpkin Soup in a cute pumpkin bowl :)

Okay... back to the recipe.

This soup can be easily modified to make a vegan dish...

It makes a great pumpkin vegan mac 'n' cheese by adding a little nutritional yeast to flavour (and of course omitting the animal products)

So warm and creamy, great comfort food for supper :)

Scroll down for full written and printable recipe ~

Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Yields 6 servings

600g (21oz.) Fresh pumpkin, peeled, chopped
1500g (6 cups) Water, more to adjust texture if needed
15g (1 Tbsp) Olive oil
1/2 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves
1 Potato, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
30g (1 oz) Meat of Choice
Dried Parsley flakes
Milk (Optional)

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat 
  2. Sauté meat, add garlic and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft 
  3. Add pumpkin, potato and carrots, cook for 1 minute
  4. Add 1500g (6 cups) water, then bring to the boil 
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender \
  6. Turn off stove and cool slightly, using a hand blender and blend until smooth 
  7. Turn on stove to low heat and stir in milk to thin down soup a little, then season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Garnish with dry parsley flakes


  • If you do not have a hand blender, transfer the soup into a stand blender and return the soup to the pan after blending
  • Pumpkin soup can be serve with croutons or toast
  • The potato acts as a roux in the soup, You can choose to omit it for a lighter texture soup
  • Sweet Pumpkin may not be available at your country, you can switch out for squash
  • Chicken meat will be the best for this soup but it is still to your taste, we use bacon this time but it overpowers the other flavours and is not recommended 

Links to supplies :
Similar Porcelain Pumpkin Bowl
Similar Ceramic Pumpkin Bowl
Immersion Blender
Pea Pod Salt n Pepper Shaker
Hope you guys enjoy this weeks [How To's]
See you next week :)
 xo D

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