Hearty Fall Pumpkin Soup

As we embrace the rustic charm of autumn, the vibrant pumpkin beckons us to savor its warmth and richness. Beyond being a symbol of the season, the pumpkin is a nutritional wonder, teeming with antioxidants and vitamins that benefit our health. This recipe will guide you through crafting a sumptuous roasted pumpkin soup that celebrates the essence of fall.

Nutritional Facts about Pumpkin:

– Rich in antioxidants: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin.

– A source of Vitamin A: Bolsters vision and immunity.

– High in fiber: Supports digestion.

– Contains potassium: Regulates blood pressure.

– Packed with Vitamin C: Enhances immunity and skin health.


– 1 medium-sized pumpkin

– Olive oil – Sea salt and black pepper

– Fresh rosemary or thyme

– Spices: Turmeric, cumin, ground cinnamon (optional)

– Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, toasted pumpkin seeds (optional) – Cheese: Crumbled feta or goat cheese (optional)

– 2-3 cups vegetable or chicken broth (based on desired thickness)

– 1 medium onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 tbsp. butter or olive oil for sautéing


– Roasting the Pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 400°F.

– Cut the pumpkin into wedges, discarding seeds and pulp.

– Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and your choice of aromatic herbs.

– Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender and golden.

-Preparing the Soup:In a large pot, melt butter or heat olive oil.

– Sauté diced onions until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

– Add the roasted pumpkin pieces to the pot. Mix well. – Add your spices (turmeric, cumin, cinnamon) to the pot and stir for a minute.

– Pour in the broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. – Using a blender, puree the soup mixture until smooth.

– Return the soup to the pot and reheat. Adjust the seasoning as needed.

– Serving: Serve the soup hot. Top with toasted nuts, seeds, and crumbled cheese for added flavor and texture.

With every spoonful of this pumpkin soup, you’re not just savoring a delightful dish, but also appreciating the efforts of dedicated farmers. This recipe not only offers a treat to your taste buds but also a nod to sustainable and seasonal eating. Remember, every meal is an opportunity to connect with nature, our community, and one another. So, make the most of this season’s bounty and enjoy your homemade roasted pumpkin soup!

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