5 Perfect Pumpkin Soup Recipes: for all occasions!

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If you have never made a pumpkin soup recipe before, you are in for a treat when you make one of our recipes for pumpkin soup. Whether you go with a classic pumpkin soup, enlivened with spices and a dash cream, a curried pumpkin soup with Asian influences or a healthy mixed vegetable broth with pumpkin and other vegetables, you will definitely be pleased with the outcome.

You can make a pumpkin soup recipe for the whole family to enjoy. Some people might want to add some more salt or pepper and perhaps not everyone wants a dollop of cream for a garnish or a crusty roll on the side. Everyone, however, will love the flavor of your homemade pumpkin soup recipe.

Choosing Which Pumpkin Soup Recipe to Make

If you are new to pumpkin soup, you might want to make classic pumpkin soup for your first recipe or something quite easy and basic, which lets the flavor of the pumpkin, shine clearly through the other flavors in the recipe. After that, you might like to experiment with other kinds of pumpkin soups.

What is Classic Pumpkin Soup?

Classic pumpkin soup is creamy, sweet, and buttery. There are different recipes for classic pumpkin soup, depending who you ask or where you look, but if you have ordered pumpkin soup in a restaurant or had your grandmother or mother make it for you, you probably tried classic pumpkin soup already.

Classic pumpkin soup combines pumpkin, onion, garlic, broth, and seasonings. A dollop of cream and some chopped chives finishes it off and a crusty roll is beautiful for dipping and for soaking up every last drop of the delicious pumpkin soup recipe.

Canned Pumpkin Soup Recipe

You can cut down the preparation and cooking time for pumpkin soup by using a canned soup as your base ingredient and then adding some other ingredients to it for a more homemade flavor.

However, for the best flavor, it is a good idea to make your pumpkin soup recipe from scratch. Canned pumpkin soup never tastes as good as homemade pumpkin soup recipes.

You might have tried a packet soup or instant soup mix in the past and a lot of people decide whether or not they like soups based on these. This is a huge mistake to make because instant soup mixes and canned soups taste nothing like wholesome, delicious homemade pumpkin soup recipes.

If you have been disappointed with a canned or instant pumpkin soup mix, make your own pumpkin soup and you will be delighted with the difference.

Recipes for Creamy Pumpkin Soups

Some pumpkin soup recipes contain cream and others are garnished with a dollop of cold cream, which you can stir in to the soup. Pumpkin is naturally sweet and juicy and making a creamy soup is a great way to bring out the sweet, smooth, and rich flavor of this delicious vegetable.

There are different recipes for creamy pumpkin soups or you could simply add a dollop of cream to any non-creamy pumpkin soup recipe for a similar effect. Creamy soups make great appetizers, satisfying lunches or light and comforting dinners.

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Featured Pumpkin Soup Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Croutons

Spicy pumpkin soup

This wonderful pumpkin soup is so sweet and delicious; it is almost like a dessert. If your kids are picky eaters, making a sweet soup like this is guaranteed to tempt them to eat every last drop.

For the parents: a glass of fruity red wine would taste good with this sweet pumpkin soup recipe and contrast well with the sweetness. You probably will not need to serve bread on the side because of the crispy croutons on top of the pumpkin soup.

This flavorful soup is rich and creamy. If you are looking for a sweet and flavorful pumpkin soup for cool fall days, this one is a winner. The ginger gives a spicy, sweet undertone to the traditional seasonal recipe and the cinnamon croutons are special and make the soup taste a little like pumpkin pie.

Using too much salt in this classic pumpkin soup recipe can ruin it so it is best to use a homemade chicken broth or a salt free variety. A little salt is fine but just take care not to use too much. Canned pumpkin puree is used instead of fresh pumpkin in this easy pumpkin soup recipe. A canned pumpkin soup recipe is handy if pumpkins are out of season or if you want to make pumpkin soup in a hurry.

Different types of croutons suit different pumpkin soup recipes but the sweetened cinnamon croutons used in this recipe for pumpkin soup are especially flavorful. You can use plain croutons if you prefer but the cinnamon flavor does complement this pumpkin soup very nicely.

Creamy and Sweet Pumpkin Soup with Croutons: Ingredients

For the cinamon croutons:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 6 slices old ciabatta
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the sweet and spicy pumpkin soup:

  • 1 big onion: chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter
  • 850 ml or 2 cans (29 fl oz total) salt free chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasalt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 425 gram (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

For garnish, at wish:

  • (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
  • fresh green garden herbs if available

Creamy and Sweet Pumpkin Soup with Croutons: Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
  2. Mix together the cinnamon, the sugar, and the butter and spread it evenly over one side of each slice of ciabatta. Put the ciabatta, buttered side up, on a baking tray and bake for about 8 minutes or until the ciabattaslices are toasted.
  3. Sauté the onion in the butter until tender.
  4. Then add half the chicken broth. Stir the mixture well, bring it to a boil, then cover the pan, turn the heat down, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Process the broth in a food processor or a blender until mooth. Put it back in the pan and add the other can of broth, the salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, pepper, the rest of the sugar and the ginger.
  6. Stir the mixture well and bring it to a boil.
  7. Cover the pan, turn the heat down, and let the pumpkin soup simmer for about 10 minutes on a small fire.
  8. Stir in the cream and warm it through without boiling.
  9. Ladle the soup into 6 serving bowls and top each one with some croutons and finely chopped fresh green garden herbs.

An Introduction to Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is not only warming and satisfying. It’s also a deliciously comforting soup: best enjoyed during fall, when days become gray and cool.

Since carved pumpkins are such a popular commodity in the Halloween season, you can use the carved out flesh in some of our pumpkin soup recipes. Nothing has to go to waste. Although we do recommend you use carving pumpkins for Halloween and the more tastier ones for your soups or pies.

There are lots of different pumpkin soup recipes out there. This is because pumpkin is grown in warm places on all continents. And everybody will pair pumpkins with local available ingredients.

The Truth about Pumpkin Soup and Health

A classic pumpkin soup will have different health benefits than a creamy pumpkin soup or an Asian style pumpkin soup. Pumpkins, however, are very good for you. They are high in cartenoids, which neutralize dangerous free radicals and help to protect your skin cells from damage.

Pumpkins also contain zeaxanthin and lutein, which neutralize free radicals in the eye lens, protecting your eyes from disorders like macular degeneration and cataracts.

Iron, fiber, and zinc are found in the flesh of pumpkins. Iron is important for your red blood cells, fiber is important for your bowels and zinc can help to prevent spine and hip osteoporosis.

There is plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium in pumpkins too, so you could say that pumpkin soup is a superfood. It is certainly beneficial for you in many ways.

Which is the Best Loved Pumpkin Soup?

Do you have your own favorite pumpkin soup recipe? bet it will be completely different than your neighbours. There are pumpkin soup recipes for every occasion and every taste. The flavor of pumpkin combines well with all kinds of ingredients.

Some pumpkin soup recipes feature apple or even a hint of vanilla for a sweet touch, while others might contain curry powder, nutmeg, or ginger, because spices complement the flavor of pumpkin.

Cheese can be used in pumpkin soup or you can make a quick and easy canned pumpkin soup recipe by using soup, which is already made, and adding your own touches of cheese, croutons, or herbs. Pumpkin soups do not have to be vegetarian and some recipes contain meat or fish.

Everyone has their own idea, which is the best pumpkin soup recipe, and you might want to make several pumpkin soup recipes to find out, which you like the most.

Classic pumpkin soup with a dash of cream is always very popular but as people become more curious about international recipes, vibrantly flavored Asian style soups, interesting fusion style pumpkin soup recipes and aromatic curried soups are great to make too.

How to Serve Pumpkin Soup

You can serve classic pumpkin soup in a roasted and spooned out pumpkin shell
when you want to make an impact on special holiday occasions.

You might like to garnish the soup with croutons, herbs, a sprinkling of spice, or something else, depending on the pumpkin soup recipe you are using. A drizzle of roasted pumpkinseed oil is a nice touch if you are making a gourmet pumpkin soup recipe and a whole-wheat bun for dunking transforms a bowl of classic pumpkin soup into the perfect lunch.

Our pumpkin soup recipe collection will show you that there are hundreds of different ways to make and serve this exciting, nutritious, and delicious dish. Pumpkin soup is suitable for both children and adults and experimenting with types of pumpkin soup is a lot of fun.

5 Reasons to Make Your Own Pumpkin Soup Recipes

If you have compared canned or instant pumpkin soup mixes with homemade pumpkin soup recipes, you will already know that making your own is the only way to get delicious, rich, and fresh tasting pumpkin soup.

Whether you want to make a classic pumpkin soup, a spiced pumpkin soup, or a chilled soup, there are plenty of recipes to choose from. Here are five reasons why making your own pumpkin soup is a great idea:

1. Homemade Pumpkin Soup has a Perfect Flavor

When making your own pumpkin soup recipe, you are fully in control of the flavor, so you can choose from cream or coconut milk, herbs or spices, vegetables or simply pumpkin and much more.

2. You Can Use the Most Economical Ingredients

Homemade soups are always cheaper than commercially prepared soups and they taste much nicer too. You can get heavily discounted pumpkins after holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving and use them to make a big batch of pumpkin soup.

3. Pumpkin Soup is Easy to Make

Some pumpkin soup recipes can be made in half an hour with four or five ingredients. Even beginner cooks will find a pumpkin soup recipe simple to put together.

4. Everybody Will Enjoy it

Homemade pumpkin soup is something that everyone adores. Present a fresh flavored chilled soup on a hot summer day or a thick, warming soup on a cool evening and everyone will love you.

5. You Can Make a Different Soup Every Week

Whether you want to work your way through recipes for creamy pumpkin soups, make a canned pumpkin soup recipe or tried and tested classic pumpkin soup, there are enough pumpkin soup recipes to let you make a different one every week for a long time.

5 Pumpkin Soup Recipes: for All Occasions

Pumpkin soup is considered by many people to be for Halloween only. That might be true if you depend on seasonal produce because pumpkins are harvested in the fall but many pumpkin soup recipes, including many of the best pumpkin soup recipes, use pumpkin puree and frozen pumpkin puree or cooked pumpkin pieces.

If you do not mind a canned pumpkin soup recipes or one made with thawed pumpkin, this means you can make pumpkin soup any time during the year. Homemade pumpkin soup is too good to eat at Halloween only!

Hot and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

If you are looking for a thick, warming pumpkin soup recipe for a treat on a cold evening, there are lots of different pumpkin soup recipes to choose from. You might choose a sweet recipe for pumpkin soup featuring sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cream.

For a savory pumpkin soup, popular flavorings include chili, allspice, garlic, and onion. Spices like nutmeg and allspice go well with both savory and sweet pumpkin soup recipes.

Be careful not to add too much salt to pumpkin soup if you are using canned broth because some kinds of broth are quite salty already and you will not need to use any salt in the recipe at all. It is best to check the soup at the end of the cooking time and alter the seasonings then, if you need to.

Cold Pumpkin Soup for the Summer

If the weather is warm, what about making a chilled pumpkin soup? Cold soups might not be as common as hot ones, and some people have never even tasted a cold soup, but this does not mean they are any less delicious than hot pumpkin soup. A cold pumpkin soup makes a great lunch on a warm day or a nice appetizer on a warm spring or summer evening.

You can also make an easy cold pumpkin soup in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it, which frees up your time to concentrate on the entree you are making.

Special Pumpkin Soup Recipes

If you are catering for a party or a special occasion, you can choose any one of our pumpkin soup recipes because they are all special. However, you might want to pick something a bit different. Some pumpkin soup recipes have beautiful garnishes, making them ideal for celebratory events because they look so pretty and colorful.

Choose a pumpkin soup garnished with whipped cream, nutmeg and roasted pumpkin seeds or a sweet cold pumpkin soup with cream, honey and a sprinkling of dark sugar. Pumpkinseed oil is an extra special and gourmet garnish, which you might like to use on your pumpkin soup if it is for thanksgiving, a birthday, or another special get together.

Recipes for Creamy Pumpkin Soups

Cream adds a luxurious and indulgent texture and flavor to pumpkin soup and you can use cream as an ingredient, as a garnish or as both. You can use light cream, heavy cream, half-and-half, or even milk in pumpkin soup recipes, depending on the texture and flavor you want.

Some recipes for creamy pumpkin soups are savory and might contain vegetables, herbs and spices and others might contain sugar, honey or other sweet ingredients. Cream is a component of both sweet and savory pumpkin soup recipes and you can add more or less cream to most recipes, depending how creamy you prefer your soup to be.

Making a Healthy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

If you are looking for a pumpkin soup recipe, which is healthy rather than thick and creamy, there are some really good recipes for healthy pumpkin soup that you can try. If you are making a meal rather than an appetizer, you can put plenty of vegetables into your pumpkin soup because vegetables are filling. You might also like to use noodles, pasta, or rice.

Pureeing the pumpkin soup thickens it up and doing this means, you do not need to use cream as a thickener. Most herbs and spices are low in calories or calorie free and you can make a really flavorful pumpkin soup with pumpkin, vegetables, broth and herbs or spices.

There are also vegetarian pumpkin soup recipes and vegan pumpkin soup recipes so nobody has to miss out on this delicious dish just because they have a special dietary requirement.

Whether you prefer recipes for creamy pumpkin soups, an easy pumpkin soup recipe, spicy pumpkin soup, pumpkin curry soup, cold pumpkin soup or a traditional and classic pumpkin soup recipe, there are lots of recipes you can make at home for the family.

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