Pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin soup


My sister wrote to me recently asking for “our” pumpkin soup recipe.

She could not find it anywhere but she needed it as she badly wanted to make the soup and she really loved my recipe from before.

When I still lived at home, me and my sister cooked pumpkin soup very often.

During the season we had plenty of pumpkins, we just needed to go to the garden and pick them up 🙂

Now I buy them at the shop or sometimes at the local market. These are not bad either 🙂

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Pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin soup

Ingredients for pumpkin soup.

  • 2 liters of water or vegetable broth (you can also use vegetable cubes)
  • 1 medium-size pumpkin
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of grounded cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of powdered paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh, finely chopped chili pepper (or dried chili flakes)
  • 2 big potatoes
  • pumpkin seeds and single cream for serving

How to prepare pumpkin soup.

Cut the pumpkin into cubes. Bin the seeds and the pulp.

Add the butter to the pot, along with the chopped onion and the chili pepper. Fry them for about 2 minutes over medium heat. Afterwards, add the cumin, along with the ground pepper and continue frying for another minute.

Pour the vegetable broth or water onto the fried ingredients, add the pumpkin pieces and the potatoes cut into smaller pieces. Boil them together for 30 minutes. Blend them once ready. Season it according to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with croutons and a touch of cream.


Pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin soup

Good to know when making pumpkin soup.

The soup can seem a bit watery at first but I would advise not to reduce the amount of water added as after a short time it will thicken.

Do You like pumpkin? Check our recipe for Butter nut squash curry

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