Cream of Pumpkin Soup

A delicious Cream of Pumpkin Soup that is not only super easy to make but only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. A keeper for sure!

cream of pumpkin soup

There’s nothing my spouse loves more is having some Cream of Pumpkin Soup in the fall. Super easy to make and ready in about 40 minutes.

All you need is a good-sized saucepan and food processor or blender to puree the onions.

cream of pumpkin soup

My wife recently had surgery that required her to be on a liquid diet for a couple of weeks. The surgeon said she could only eat things that you could eat through a straw. Quite the challenge but I was up to the task.

bowl of cream of pumpkin soup

Since my wife loves pumpkin flavored food, I decided to make a batch of this cream of pumpkin soup. Since the consistency of this soup is not thick at all, it’s a perfect soup recipe for her to enjoy while she is recovering.

cream of pumpkin soup

Please note that this is a recipe for Cream of Pumpkin Soup, not Creamy Pumpkin Soup. A cream soup typically means that cream is added to the soup broth after the vegetables are pureed.

If you are looking for a thicker soup, you could add a cornstarch slurry during the final step.

cream of pumpkin soup with crackers

You will need a food processor or a blender as well as a decent-sized saucepan to make this Cream of Pumpkin Soup.

cream of pumpkin soup

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cream of Pumpkin Soup recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Yellow Onion, All Purpose Flour, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Pumpkin Puree, Milk, Cream, Water, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Ginger and Ground Cinnamon. You can optionally garnish with grated parmesan cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the onions are tender.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in the flour then gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil, simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a food processor and blend on high for about 1 minute. Return to the saucepan and whisk in the pumpkin puree.
  4. Add the milk, cream, 2 cups of water and the spices. Heat on low-medium heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
  5. Optionally garnish with grated parmesan cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Printable Recipe Card

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

A delicious Cream of Pumpkin Soup that is not only super easy to make but only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. A keeper for sure!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 14 ½ oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 16 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • tsp Ground Cinnamon
Garnish (Optional)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, grated
  • Pumpkin Seeds, toasted

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the onions are tender.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the flour then gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil, simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into a food processor and blend on high for about 1 minute. Return to the saucepan and whisk in the pumpkin puree.
  • Add the milk, cream, 2 cups of water and the spices. Heat on low-medium heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
  • Optionally garnish with grated parmesan cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 9448IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Cindy says:

    I love this Cream of Pumpkin Soup. Pumpkin has always been one of my favourites. Anything pumpkin is good for me, so that is why I tried this soup. It was delicious. Very tasty.

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