Homemade Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Soup is just one of those staple meals as the weather turns colder. When it’s windy and chilly outside we need something to warm us up all the way to our toes. If you’ve never tried pumpkin soup before then you’ve got to try this Homemade Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe! I wasn’t sure how the kids were going to take to this, but they actually did pretty good. My son, who loves pumpkin pie and things like that, loved it. My daughter…who is very picky and gets it honestly from me, wasn’t such a big fan. She’s not much on trying new things anyway, so I wasn’t that surprised. Three out of four of us enjoyed it, so that’s a win to me!
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup of diced onion
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 30 oz of pumpkin puree
- 3 cups of chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon of curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of heavy cream
- toasted pumpkin seeds (garnish)
- In a large pot or stockpot, add the oil and butter and saute the onions, on high heat, until tender.
- Add the minced garlic and cook another minute.
- Add the pumpkin puree, chicken stock, brown sugar, salt and spices. Stir to make sure all ingredients are blended well.
- Cover pot and simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
- Blend the soup using an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender. *** If you use the blender, let the soup cool a little bit first. Then remove the plastic part in the middle of the lid for the blender. Cover the top with a towel, then blend.
- Return the mixture to the pot and add the heavy cream.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes.
- Garnish the soup with toasted pumpkin seeds, croutons and/or a drizzle of heavy cream.
If you do not have an immersion blender or a stick blender, I would suggest THIS ONE. This handy little gadget will make cooking soups like this a lot easier! You have to be careful if you blend the soup in a regular blender. Taking the little plastic piece out of the lid, or opening the area where you would pour the liquid will allow steam to get out. Otherwise, it can blow the lid off of the blender!