This, my friends is the first pumpkin recipe I have posted on my blog! And it’s a winner if I do say so myself. Savory Pumpkin Soup, rich and creamy and oh so comforting. I offer dairy free, Whole30 and Paleo options!
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Savory Pumpkin Soup and What to Serve it With:
Warm, comforting, creamy, loaded with nutrients and fall flavor this soup is healthy comfort food! Serve with my Cheesy Herb Bread or a delicious salad.
Made with fresh sugar pumpkin, butternut squash, onion and garlic….
…simmered in homemade broth with herbs and spices..
…and then blended with half and half (or coconut milk for those living dairy free or doing Whole30) Yep, that’s it!
How to Peel and Pumpkin and Butternut Squash:
To peel the pumpkin and butternut squash you will need a “y” peeler and a really sharp knife! (affiliate links) With these two tools peeling and cutting is a snap, without them it can be a real chore.
This lovely, comforting soup freezes beautifully. I freeze mine in mason jars and thaw the day before I want to serve. The perfect fall meal! This gorgeous bowl was lovingly handmade by Nikki at HappyClay.com . Swoon right? You can check out her Etsy Shop here.
I hope you find this recipe as delicious and comforting as I do ~ Linda Spiker
The Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Soup
Tips and what you will need: (affiliate links) You need a good knife and and y peeler to make peeling and cutting these vegetables a snap! I use a blendtec blender for this job, but you could also use an immersion blender, it will just take longer. Sugar pumpkins are those little pumpkins you see in the store around the holidays. Large pumpkins tend to be stringy and flavorless, but the small pumpkins are sweet and flavorful. Sometimes sugar pumpkins are also called baking pumpkins.
A savory fall soup! You can cut the recipe in half but honestly you end up wasting pumpkin. I figure as long as you are peeling and cutting a pumpkin you may as well make a lot and freeze for later!
- 6 cups sugar pumpkin, peeled and cubed
- 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
- 64 oz chicken broth (8 cups)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more if you like it hot
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 large chopped yellow onion
- 2 Tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil
- 3 cups half and half
- Sea salt to taste
- Dried cranberries and salted roasted pistachios for garnish, optional
Use a "Y" peeler to peel pumpkin and butternut squash. Cut both in half and use spoon to scrape out seeds. Cut into 1" cubes.
In large pot, bring broth, squash, pumpkin, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper to boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until butternut squash and pumpkin are very tender.
While squash is simmering, sauté onion in a small pan with garlic and butter (or ghee or coconut oil) till soft. When squash has cooked for 15 minutes add sautéed onions and half and half to squash mixture, stir.
Allow to cool until just warm. Ladle into a blender and very carefully puree until smooth. You will have to split into portions to safely fit your blender. Return to pot and heat thru. Do not bring to a boil again. Add salt to taste and more cayenne if desired. Garnish and serve. Yum!
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Post tags: gluten free, grain free
This looks really yummy! I love squash soup, I”m trying to get my kids to like it! I bet they would love this one!! I love that you add the Dried cranberries in it! So yummy!!
I bet they would like this one or my creamy butternut squash soup. Very sweet. Our kids love it.
I love butternut squash and pumpkin. This soup looks like a winner!
Sounds delicious! Definitely perfect for fall. I love butternut squash soup so I’ll have to try yours out.
This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, I want soup now 🙂
I love that you combined both pumpkin and squash. I have more squash them pumpkin this year. Are you coming over to harvest some for yourself?
I’ll be right there:)
This sounds delicious Linda! The perfect soup for fall.
Just shared this on my FB page! Love the tutorial and tools you use to peel and cut the squash. The creamy half and half, so yummy!
Oh gosh I love that garnish! Never would have thought of that! This looks so good!
I love all things pumpkin, this soup sounds wonderful!
I haven’t made pumpkin soup before. It looks easier than I assumed it would be. I think I would really enjoy this soup! Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I loved the recipe. I JUST finished making it and my family is raving over it. I did find that the amount of cayenne pepper called for was quite a bit too spicy for me. I also added butter-sauteed celery to the mix before I blended it and I thought it made a great addition. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
If I need to use canned pumpkin, how many ounces would six cups of reduced pumpkin be, do you think? I can get fresh squash from the grocery store almost year round, but not pumpkins….
I have never made it with canned, so I have no idea. So sorry 🙁