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Top 5 Pumpkin Soup Recipes
Pumpkin isn't just for carving!
When you think of pumpkins you may only think of them carved into ghoulish faces as Halloween decorations, but they are a really tasty and versatile vegetable which are great during the winter season. And nothing says winter more to me than a hearty soup! All good root vegetables will make a tasty soup and pumpkin is no different, but sometimes plain root veggie soups can be a little bland, that's when I turn to the internet to find something a little different.
The internet is full of millions of recipes, but I have searched through lots of these to bring you, what I think, are 5 of the best pumpkin soup recipes, that I can't wait to try this winter. There is something to suit all tastes! Something a little sweet, something a little spicy and something really rich and hearty.
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1. Bacon and Apple Pumpkin Soup
I found this amazing soup recipe on a site aptly names AmazingSoupRecipes.com (link under image). The idea of salty bacon pieces on sweet apple and pumpkin soup just sounds so delicious! The ingredients are pretty simple (except liquid smoke! But it can probably be made without it!) so you should be able to get most of them locally. This recipe uses a white pumpkin but the chef says you can just as easily use a traditional orange one, but the smaller white ones are a little sweeter.
It takes less than 45 minutes in total to cook so would make a great tasty lunch time meal or a perfect started to a winter warmer meal.
2. Curried Pumpkin, Chicken and Rice Soup
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This was a recipe I found on a brilliant cooking site by Heather Christo (link under image). Now pumpkin soups don't usually include meat in them - they are usually totally veggie (or only include chicken stock) - so when I saw this recipe with chicken breast included it just sounded too tasty not to check out. And I'm glad I did now, it looks amazing, and really simple to make. I can imagine it bursting with flavour and being seriously tasty. The 3 tsp of curry powder may be a little hot for some but it could be easily altered to make it milder if you would rather.
3. Roasted Spanish Pumpkin and Red Pepper Soup
I stumbled across this recipe on a blog called Spicie Foodie which is written by a great cook called Nancy. All her recipes are her own creations, and I want to try out so many of them, they sound amazing so please check out her site for other recipes. But this pumpkin soup especially caught my eye. I adore sweet red peppers so the thought of them with pumpkins sounds like a winner to me! What is great about this recipe is that it can be served hot or cold, if you would rather a chilled soup before a heavier meal. It is simple, uses whole foods and is even vegan friendly. If you love her recipes you can buy her first cookbook here!
4. Kale and Pumpkin Ministra
The image of this soup is the first thing that grabbed my attention, I mean seriously it looks so yummy doesn't it. I found this soup recipe on a brilliant site called Leek Soup! (link under image) Written by a photographer/avid cook called Dina Avila. Between the beautiful photos you will find some great wholesome and tasty recipes for a range of dishes (not just soup!). I have recently discovered how tasty Kale is, so was really pleased to find a pumpkin recipe which included it.
5. Chestnut and Pumpkin Soup
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This soup just sounded like the most amazing winter time dish! Pumpkins are very autumnal, and chestnuts are the epitome of winter foods! Just the smell of roasted chestnuts makes me think of Christmas! So both pumpkin and chestnuts in one recipe sounds like a perfect combination. And this recipe comes from the queen of the kitchen (and the home in general) Martha Stewart, so it will no doubt be divine! You can find the full recipe on the link under the image. It's a really simple recipe, which I just can't wait to try.
Pumpkin Soup Recipes from Hubbers
- Thai Pumpkin Soup for Under $5!
Simple to prepare light soup that is inexpensive, quick and very tasty. Enjoy this traditional dish from Thailand.
- Easy to Make Hearty Pumpkin Soup
O.k., this is not a fitness soup so if you are on a diet, maybe you should look for another recipe. On the other hand, the main ingredient of this dish is pumpkin which has plenty of health benefits so I think, you can give it a try. This thick,...
- Recipe for Pumpkin - Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Looking for a delicious belly-warming soup for those long cold nights? Here's a easy recipe for a Yummy Roasted Pumpkin Soup ...Enjoy!
- Smoked Turkey Makes A Special Pumpkin Soup
↳ Enhanced by the rich subtle flavor of smoked turkey broth, this pumpkin soup is an amazing choice for family and guests. It can be frozen or canned for use throughout the winter.
- How to Make Pumpkin Soup With Toasted Almonds
Easy and delicious pumpkin soup recipe. This recipe is perfect to warm up with on any fall day or for a special meal like Thanksgiving.
And 1 more for luck
Below you will find a video of my favourite Pumpkin soup recipe on You Tube. When I went for a quick nose, while researching this hub, I was surprised to find quite a few pumpkin soup recipes, who knew it was so popular! But after watching quite a few my absolute favourite has to be this one from Marco Pierre White and Knorr. So check it out and let me know what you think!