When the weather is cold, I always think of a warm, thick soup with crusty bread. Living in Florida, it’s not that cold, but I still want soup as our temps drop. Everyone has their favorite pumpkin soup recipe. Here’s my spin on the autumn classic. Feel free to adapt by adding spices or whatever pleases your palate.
My thick soup is creamy with a depth of flavor without adding cream. I use yogurt, but if you have to avoid dairy, you can substitute coconut or almond milk. Simmering pumpkin with garlic and onion is the key to the taste. You can use the real deal with small cooking pumpkins, or if you’re pushed for time, substitute prepared pumpkin puree. Nuts and seeds add a crunchy aspect to the velvety pumpkin soup. Try toasting some sliced almonds in a dry pan set on a low flame until lightly browned. You can substitute pecans, walnuts, pignoli nuts, or seeds.
Rich and Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Nuts
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 lbs Fresh pumpkin, peeled, seeded, chopped (Sub 2 1/2 cups puree)
- 2 Medium onions sliced
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 3 cups Vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt (coconut or almond milk)
- 1/2 cup Roasted nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pignoli nuts, croutons, or seeds)
- Over medium heat, add oil to pot and saute onions for 1 minute
- Add pumpkin and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes
- Add stock and salt and pepper and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat and simmer until pumpkin is tender about 30 minutes
- Blend with immersion blender or let cool slightly and remove to regular blender
- Return to pot and add yogurt
- Cook 1 minute on medium
- Serve in soup tureen or individual bowls
- Optional 1 tablespoon yogurt to swirl through the soup or drop into soup
- Garnish with roasted nuts, seeds, croutons, or roasted chickpeas
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19 thoughts to “Rich & Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Nuts”
Thank you for the recipe. I’m making pumpkin soup today, so I’ll try out your recipe. Very timely! #MMBC
Let me know what you think. Have a great week.
Popped back to use your recipe again, as the family loved it last year. Just had generous bowls of pumpkin soup for lunch and everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing. It was yum.
I can’t tell you how happy that makes me – I’m so glad everyone likes it.
My God…I loveeee pumpkin soup so much, can’t never get enough!
This sounds so delicious! 🙂
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Thanks for asking. I did share it yesterday.
Looks very yummy. Thank you for this recipe.
I love soups like this in winter. I’m in Texas where it’s in the 80’s today, but when it gets cold again, I’m making this!
Yes it went back up to low 80’s here today too, but still not as hot and humid as summer. You know when snow storms cross the country you and I (in Texas and Florida) will get “cool” weather!
Nothing like a bowl of soup when the temperatures drop! This one looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!
I love butternut squash soup, but have never tried pumpkin. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Carol, I love the sound of this soup! We eat soup all year round, so this is right up my alley. Bet it’s good with the garlic too.
I’ve never made my own pumpkin soup, but this looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. It’s COLD here today, so this pumpkin soup would really hit the spot!
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Thanks so much for the feature; I’m honored. The tip of each cold front up north brings cool weather to Florida. Last week I had Greek lemon chicken soup, then I made lentil vegetable soup, and I just finished Chicken, rice and vegetables soup. When it’s cold, bring on the soup!
That looks delicious! I have never made pumpkin soup before but I bet I’d love it. Thanks for sharing with us at the Hello Fall party. Pinned.
Hubby would like this soup!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.
Perfect for pumpkin season! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 8 for Soup Recipes. Pinned.