Pumpkin soup is popular in the autumn, and it makes a great side dish or main course. In addition to being delicious, pumpkin soup can be very healthy as it is low in calories, high in fiber and has nutrients and antioxidants which may help boost your immune system. It’s also very comforting to eat as a warm meal on cold winter days.
While we are talking primarily about pumpkin soup here, of course, many different squashes can be used to make tasty soup and oftentimes, if you can’t lay your hands on pumpkin, swapping pumpkin for a squash such as acorn squash, will work well – and of course, there are plenty of squash soups using squash as the prime ingredient for you to try.
Many recipes use canned pumpkin, however I’m aware that this isn’t widely available in some countries – including where we live, so personally, I prefer to make soup with fresh pumpkin, but if you can lay your hands on a can or two of canned pumpkin, it certainly makes for a quick soup.
There are a huge variety of different styles of pumpkin soups – and you could also add some pumpkin to other soups, for example vegetable soup and perhaps try adding pumpkin to potato soups to give an added sweetness.
Pumpkin and Squash Soup Recipes
We’ve shared some great onion soup recipes with you below. Many of these can be varied and adapted, depending on what you have in your store cupboard and what type of meal you are after.
Here are some of our favourite pumpkin soup recipes in a variety of styles 🙂
Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This soup is made with pumpkin, cream and a chicken stock. Swap out the chicken stock for a vegetable stock to make this warming soup suitable for vegetarians.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe
The secret to this stand-out soup is roasting all the ingredients before blending – meaning minimal prep and loads of sweet, caramelised flavour.
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
This thick creamy soup is made with hearty squash, crisp apples, fresh sage. This video also shows how to prepare a squash into cubes for soup. The apples adds a little extra tartness to the soup.
Acorn Squash Soup Recipe
This is a thick and hearty soup recipe which contains acorn squash, shallots and herbs. To make the flavours really pop, the acorn squash is roasted with a clove of garlic inside to infuse the flavours. Try it!
Two Cheese Creamy Pumpkin Soup Italian Style
This soup takes pumpkin soup to a whole new level. It’s made using mascarpone cream and Parmesan cheese with crusty melted cheesy herb croutons. The cheese adds a new richness to the soup and this is a perfect dinner soup for all to enjoy.
More Pumpkin Soup Recipes
And there are plenty more pumpkin soup recipes we enjoy including this one from familystylefood on Instagram:
Easy Pumpkin Soup
This quick-to-make soup uses prepared canned pumpkin puree as the base. Added to this are caramelized onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger which gives this soup a depth of flavour which is perfect warm-up for a cold evening.
Image credit: thesaltymarshmallow.com
20 Minute Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This is another pumpkin soup recipe which uses canned soup at the base – hence the fact it can be created in around 20 minutes. This soup has dash of maple syrup which adds to the sweetness and flavour.
Image credit: thekitchn / Joe Lingeman
Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers which add heat and smokiness to a dish.
Image credit: BBCGoodFood.com
This is a great option for vegans:
Different Types of Squash & How to Use Them
Different types of squash can be used in soups. Pumpkin, butternut and acorn squash are great choices for soups, while spaghetti squash is a good choice because it’s sweet and mild. The more you use these different types of squash, the more you will be able to create delicious soup options.
This video shows some of the different types of squash and how to use them 🙂