Autumn Essentials: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Andy Anderson !


Certain times of the year just cry out for certain types of soup, and I can’t think of a better time for yummy pumpkin soup than Autumn... Can you?

The smells that fill the test kitchen as it lovingly simmers are the quintessential smells of Autumn; they seem to blend seamlessly with the crisp air, and the multi-colored leaves falling from the trees. Ah, how I love this season.

Outside by a cozy fire pit, or in the sanctuary of your home, a warm bowl of this yummy goodness is the perfect way to end a perfect Autumn day.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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4 - 6
15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 15 oz
    (1 can) fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable or chicken stock, not broth
  • 13 oz
    (1 can) organic coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh honey

How to Make Autumn Essentials: Creamy Pumpkin Soup


  2. Gather Your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven, or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  4. Add the onions, and the garlic.
  5. Sauté until the onions begin to soften, and slightly brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, and coriander, and stir until combined and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the pumpkin puree, stock, honey, and coconut milk.
  8. Bring the pot to a light simmer.
  9. Simmer for about 10 minutes, and during that time taste and further season the soup, if necessary.
  11. Place in some homey bowls, and serve while still nice and warm. You might even garnish with a bit of sour cream. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
  14. Here are some tips on making your own pumpkin puree:
    Pumpkin Puree Tips

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About Autumn Essentials: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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