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Horizontal image of two gray bowls with orange liquid with a garnish of toasted seeds, herbs, and black pepper.

Creamy and Comforting Pumpkin Soup

  • Author: Lynne Jaques
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Make this creamy and comforting pumpkin soup you can adapt with your favorite flavorings and different types of winter squash.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups pumpkin puree (2 15-ounce cans)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the onion in the olive oil until lightly browned. Add the garlic, and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Add the stock, pumpkin puree, and herbs. Bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, countertop blender, or food processor.
  4. Strain the soup through a chinois or fine mesh strainer into a clean large saucepan, then return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Slowly add the cream and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and mix in the salt and pepper, adding more to taste.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with pumpkin seeds and herbs, and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: pumpkin, pumpkin puree, soup, pumpkin soup