Pumpkin soup is good. Curry pumpkin soup with warm, soul satisfying spices is better. This creamy pumpkin soup recipe takes a solid pumpkin soup base and adds just the right amount of curry and ginger to take it to a whole new level. Served in small roasted pumpkins, this dish will “wow” and warm your guests.
Before you start:
This recipe has an average amount of curry powder. If you like stronger curry flavor, you might want a bit more. Start with the recipe quantity and taste to make any adjustments after you have added the pumpkin and milk.
The mushrooms are an excellent addition to this soup. They add texture and a bit of complexity to the flavor. However, they are not necessary for the soup to be a grand success.
If you prefer, the sour cream can be substituted with non-flavored yogurt. For a little more protein and no fat, opt for non-fat Greek yogurt.
Some squash seeds are rich in dark color. They add a nice visual to the dish, but these could certainly be replaced with toasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or another of your choice.
Like a little extra heat? Consider adding red pepper flakes to the soup when you add the curry and ginger.
Curry Pumpkin Soup
Take advantage of seasonal pumpkin with this soup.
- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time45 min
- Total Time1 hr
- Yield6 servings
- Energy188 cal
- 6 small pumpkins for serving
- ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- ¾ cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- finely chopped chives, sour cream, and pumpkin or squash seeds for garnish
Allow the soup to cool a bit and then blend it in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the mushrooms.
Serve the soup in the prepared pumpkins garnished with chives, sour cream and seeds.
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat8.8 g11.28%
- Total Carbohydrate20.4 g7.42%
- Protein7 g14%
NOTE: These nutritional values have NOT been verified by any laboratory. They are estimates based on publicly available information to help you make informed food choices.