Pumpkin soup is a creamy delicious and nutritious soup. Most people tend to think of pumpkins as little more than just a holiday decoration for Halloween. Carving the pumpkin and fill it with a candle. However, there are so many health benefits of pumpkin. Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It is also very low in calories.
There are many creative ways pumpkin can be incorporated into your diet, including desserts, soups, salads, preserves and even as a substitute for butter. Today, I am sharing with you the pumpkin soup recipe and I hope you will like it. Cook it up today and enjoy!
Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Recipe adapted from Noob Cook
- 500 grams pumpkin flesh cut to uniform, small chunks
- extra virgin olive oil
- 8 cloves garlic peeled
- 2 sprigs of rosemary leaves finely chopped
- 1 large onion roughly chopped
- 600 ml chicken stock
- 30 grams butter
- sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup of thickened cream
- Arrange pumpkin chunks in a single layer on roasting tray with the garlic and drizzle liberal amounts of extra virgin olive oil until pumpkin pieces & garlic cloves are evenly coated in the oil. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle chopped rosemary over.
- Roast pumpkin in preheated oven of 200 °C for 30 minutes until they are soft.
- Melt butter in heated pan then cook onions over gentle flame until the onions have just started to caramelised (soft, translucent, shrunken), about 4 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, followed by the roasted pumpkin and garlic, then bring to a simmer with lid on for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove. The pumpkin pieces should be really sweet and tender by now.
- Process the soup in batches using either a blender or food processor until smooth, adding more broth for the creamy soup consistency, if needed.
- Return the soup to the pan and stir in the cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Warm through the pumpkin soup without boiling.
- Ladle into servings bowls and garnish with a few drops (or swirls) of cream. Serve with toast.