Zesty Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This pumpkin soup is super-easy to make, and is the perfect meal when you’re in the mood for a deliciously creamy soup.

From the Capper's Farmer recipe archives
Fall 2018

  • pumpkin soup
    Zesty Pumpkin Soup topped with homemade croutons makes for a simple weeknight meal.
    Photo by Getty/La_vanda
  • pumpkin soup

Yield: 6-8 servings

Enjoy learning about and choosing the best varieties of pumpkins, squash and other colorful fall fruits to incorporate into your favorite recipes!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until soft. Add broth, salt, curry powder, cinnamon, ginger, and red pepper. Boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in pumpkin and half-and-half, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  4. Working in batches, purйe in a blender until creamy.
  5. Return to pan and heat until hot. Serve immediately.

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