How to Use Pumpkin in Your Soups

There are few things better than a warm, hearty soup on a chilly fall evening. Why not
combine your favorite type of comfort food with delicious, seasonal pumpkin? Here are
some different ideas for putting your own pumpkin soup together.

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

When you begin looking at pumpkin soup recipes, you will notice that there are a lot of
variations. Some have just pumpkin puree and seasonings, similar to a tomato soup,
while others contain extra spices or veggies. Some pumpkin soups are spicy, while
others are savory. This pumpkin coconut soup is a little on the spicier side since it uses
curry flavorings in it, though you can always leave that part out. Another great part
about this soup is that it contains no dairy, so it is vegan-friendly. The main ingredients
are pumpkin puree, curry powder, seasonings, coconut oil, coconut milk, and onion.
You can also add in some vegetable broth for the liquid portion.

Apple Pumpkin Soup

Do you want a pumpkin soup with some chunks of delicious fruits or veggies? Why not
make this savory apple pumpkin soup. Not only is pumpkin popular in the fall season,
but so are apples. You can combine them into this soup along with an onion cut into
pieces, some olive oil, salt and pepper, and vegetable stock. Garlic in the soup also
makes it even more savory. If you want it to have more of a seasonal taste, add a little
cinnamon or allspice. When the soup is done, garnish it with some pumpkin seeds.

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

This is a thick and creamy pumpkin soup with veggies and spices that really make it
taste like fall. Use either canned pumpkin or your own homemade pumpkin puree, and
add some veggies to the soup like onions and carrots. You can definitely add more
veggies if you want. The liquid can be either vegetable or chicken broth. Don’t forget
your seasonings, including salt and pepper, cinnamon, ground cumin, and if you want it
spicier, add in a little paprika as well.

Squash and Pumpkin Soup

Two of the most popular vegetables to have in the fall are pumpkin and butternut
squash, except pumpkin is actually a fruit! These taste amazing when combined into
one soup. Instead of using the puree, you can actually use just cubed pumpkin flesh,
along with cubed butternut squash. Add traditional soup ingredients like onion, garlic,
salt and pepper, vegetable stock, and any other seasonings you want.