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Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe

The naturally sweet and savory flavors of a roasted whole pumpkin get turned into a creamy and cozy soup that is lick-your-bowl-worthy!  This Easy Pumpkin Soup recipe is made from a fresh pumpkin that is roasted in the oven and then blended together with coconut milk, herbs, and Fall spices.  You can serve this gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan soup for a healthy appetizer at Thanksgiving or make it the main meal this Fall and Winter season.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

Roasted Pumpkin:

  • 1 pie pumpkin 2 ½ to 3 ½ pounds*
  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Pumpkin Soup:

  • 2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 1 small sweet onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 ½ tsp. ginger minced or paste
  • ½ tsp. sage ground
  • ¼ tsp. thyme dried
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon ground
  • tsp. nutmeg ground
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 4-5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups vegetable broth regular sodium
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 15 oz. coconut milk canned, full-fat
  • Fresh sage leaves optional
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds optional

Instructions

Roasting Pumpkin:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Cut pumpkin in half lengthwise stopping just before you get to the stem.* Place your thumbs between the two halves and pull the pumpkin apart.
  3. Make an incision at the base of the stem with your knife and then snap it off by hand.
  4. Scoop out and remove seeds and strings using a large spoon with a relatively sharp edge.
  5. Rub 1-2 teaspoons of oil over the inside of each half. Sprinkle each with ⅛ teaspoon of salt.
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place pumpkin halves face side down.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40-60 minutes, or until the edges begin to caramelize and turn brown and the insides are cooked through.
  8. Let pumpkin sit until it is cool to the touch. Remove pumpkin flesh by scooping out with a spoon or by removing pumpkin peel.

Pumpkin Soup:

  1. Add oil to a large pot or Dutch oven along with the chopped onion. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until tender.

  2. Mix in garlic and ginger. Continue sautéing for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour in vegetable broth and coconut milk.
  4. Mix in sage, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Cover pot with a lid and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and add roasted pumpkin and maple syrup.
  8. Using an immersion blender or a high-speed blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy.*

  9. Serve pumpkin soup soup with lightly fried sage leaves and crushed pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You may also substitute the roasted pumpkin for 3 cups of canned pumpkin puree.
  • A large food processor may also be used to blend the soup, but it will need to be pureed in batches.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 1481mg64%
Potassium 815mg23%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 19842IU397%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.