From a Pot Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Croutons
Warm, creamy, delicious, healthy pumpkin soup with croutons. It's easy to make, vegan, and perfect for colder months.
Nothing beats creamy, warm pumpkin soup with spices and crunchy topping. I make lots of soups throughout the colder months, and pumpkin soup is one of my favourites.
This soup is full of flavours, easy to make and very good for you. Pumpkin and carrot are both great sources of vitamin A, as well as fibre, antioxidants and vitamin C, along with lots of other vitamins and minerals. Just the healthy boost you need during the cold season. This soup is also gluten-free, dairy free and vegan, so it can be enjoyed by everyone. You know some recipes should be kept simple and pumpkin soup is one of them. The natural taste of pumpkin is good enough that you need very little to make it delicious.
Top it with a swirl of pumpkin oil and sprinkle with warm crunchy bread and some cashew nuts.
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:30 Minutes
Total Time:45 Minutes
- Large pot
- Hokkaido pumpkin: 500.0 g
- Onion: 1.0
- Carrot: 1.0
- Vegetable soup base: 400.0 ml
- Paprika powder
- Bread: 2.0
- Cashew nuts: 20.0 g
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
Ingredients and Instructions
Hokkaido Pumpkin: 500 g
Vegetable soup base: 400 ml
Salt: 1 tsp
Pepper: 0.5 tsp
Thyme: 0.5 tsp
Paprika powder: 0.5 tsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Cashew Nuts: 20 g
Olive oil: 1 tsp
Garlic powder: 0.5 tsp
Salt: 0.3 tsp
- Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. Cut it into wedges or chunks.
- Cut the carrot and onion into small pieces.
- In a large pot, heat up the oil and sauté the onion for about 2 minutes. Then stir in the pumpkin and carrot and on a medium heat cook for about 5 minutes while mixing with a wooden spoon,
- Add in the spices and vegetable soup broth. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Blend the soup until smooth. If needed, add additional water or soup broth to get desired consistency.
- Serve warm with a crunchy topping.
- Cut about two pieces of bread into chunks. In a pan, heat up olive oil and add in the bread, cashew nuts and spices. Cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Do I have to peel the pumpkin?
- If you are using Hokkaido pumpkin you do not have to peel it, the skin is edible, just wash it well. If you are using some other type of pumpkin, it depends on the type you’re using. Pumpkin skin is usually too hard to blend nicely, so I recommend peeling it.
- Best pumpkin to use?
- I love Hokkaido pumpkin the most or butternut squash. Do not use Halloween carving pumpkins (duh). They are edible, but not that tasty.
- Storing pumpkin soup
- Pumpkin soup will keep in the fridge for about 2 days or can be frozen for about 3 months. Just thaw and reheat it, If your soup is too thick add some water or vegetable broth to it.