I love fall. It’s my absolute favorite season. One thing I really love to cook up in the kitchen this time of year is soup. A good, hearty soup, like this Creamy Pumpkin Soup, is often just what you want on cozy autumn nights.
Today, I’m bringing you this delicious soup that will likely end up on your weekly rotation during the colder months. It is especially perfect for this time of year because it features a fall-favorite ingredient: pumpkin!
There are many things to love about this Creamy Pumpkin Soup. For one thing, it’s hearty and healthy. It’s a rich and savory blend of cream, broth, herbs, and pumpkin. No traces of a pumpkin spice latte here. This is the rich, mature savory type of pumpkin flavor that makes you want to ladle it into a big bowl and cuddle up with your favorite book.
Another reason that I love this Creamy Pumpkin Soup is that’s incredibly easy and cheap to make! With very few ingredients and less than 20 minutes, you can whip up this fantastic dish any time you want!
Creamy Pumpkin Soup:
To start out, put your favorite soup pot on the stove at medium-high heat. Add in the pureed pumpkin, chicken broth, and spices. Stir to combine.
Note: This recipe calls for three sprigs of thyme. I like to pull the leaves off of the stem and chop them a little. You can even press them with the blade of your knife to release additional flavor.
Bring your ingredients to a boil. Then you can immediately reduce heat to a steady simmer.
Stir your soup occasionally to make sure the flavors get a good chance to combine. It doesn’t take long for this to happen. In fact, you really only need to let everything cook together for about 8-10 minutes. (This makes this soup so wonderful for those days when you need something comforting and quick!)
After 10 minutes, remove your soup pot from heat and stir in the heavy cream. If you are in a pinch you can use milk, but the heavy cream really gives it that rich, satisfying quality.
Side note: the ingredients in this soup actually are pretty friendly for low-carbers and those following the Keto diet. Just keep the portion-size reasonable. If you’re not concerned with carbs, a nice crust of good bread would be delicious alongside this soup.
Once your heavy cream is stirred in, your soup is ready! Now, how easy is that?
As a final touch, you can definitely add a variety of toppings to this soup. This can be a fun option to offer your family or your guests. Here are some choices that work really well. As you can see, there are some sweet, spicy, and savory options (because everything goes with pumpkin!).
- grated ginger
- pumpkin seeds
- finely grated nutmeg
- ground cinnamon
- smoked paprika
- additional thyme
Do you homeschool or have children or grandchildren who enjoy doing fun and educational activities with you? If so, we’d love to share a fun (and free for a limited time) All About Pumpkins unit study with you! Just click this link to go to the unit study.
We love a good soup in the fall and are looking forward to making this Creamy Pumpkin Soup as often as possible!
What about you? What are some of your favorite fall treats and eats? Comment below and let us know!Print
Discover your new favorite autumn soup! This rich and creamy pumpkin soup makes a hearty, healthy and delicious lunch, dinner or side dish. It’s also incredibly easy and takes less than 20 minutes to make!
15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
4 cups of chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1. Add all of the ingredients, except for the heavy cream to a medium pot over medium high
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a steady simmer, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring
3. Remove pot from heat and add in cream.
4. Mix and serve.
*If you’d like to add toppings to your soup, the following are all great choices:
-finely grated nutmeg
Keywords: autumn soup, pumpkin, herbs, soups