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Zesty Pumpkin Soup

My family loves this soup any time of year but this zesty pumpkin soup it’s especially delicious during cooler weather.

Zesty pumpkin soup

Today’s recipe was sent in by one of our readers frOm Canada (thank you Shirley), and it’s one of those quick to make soups using canned pumpkin.

It’s delicious as it is, but if you have a pumpkin you can roast, it’ll take the taste up several notches 😉

If you have children, you might want to tone down the heat a bit. Or, you can give them lots of cream or yogurt to cool off their little tongues.  I’m not really serious when I say that.

I actually split our soup in two separate containers and left out the spicy ingredients so the kids can enjoy it without any trouble.

Zesty Pumpkin Soup Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • dash crushed rep pepper flakes (up to 1/8 tsp if you like it real spicy)
  • 1 large can 100% pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream (heavy or half & half)
  • sour cream


  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook a few minutes until softened, stirring often.
  2. Add spices and continue to stir another minute.
  3. Stir in pumpkin and chicken/vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Using an immersible hand-held blender, puree the soup in the pot until desired smoothness is achieved. Keep soup on low simmer.
  5. Stir in brown sugar. Then slowly add milk and continue to stir.
  6. Add cream.
  7. Ladle into bowls.
  8. Garnish with a spoonful of sour cream (or plain yogurt to make it less spicy).

Yield: 4 servings.

Must have pumpkin ingredients

If you love cooking with pumpkin, here are some ingredients you must have on hand at all times.

Raw Shelled Pumpkin Seeds-Pepitas, 3 lbRaw Shelled Pumpkin Seeds-Pepitas, 3 lbSimply Organic Pumpkin Spice Organic, 1.94 OunceSimply Organic Pumpkin Spice Organic, 1.94 Ounce

More pumpkin soups you might enjoy

Do you want to try my Zesty Pumpkin Soup?

This zesty pumpkin soup made with canned pumpkin and flavored with coriander, curry powder and pepper flakes is the perfect comfort food for a chilly afternoon. Absolutely delicious!

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