Gluten-Free Recipes

Easy Pumpkin Soup

23 Comments 13 November 2006

Pumpkin Soup

I was first introduced to pumpkin soup at the age of eight. My best friend and I used to beg her mom to make it again and again. For some reason it didn’t taste the same when my mom made it. For a couple of years now I’ve been making my own version. It makes me a happy girl every time. This is great anytime and tasty enough to serve to guests. 

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 medium to large onion chopped

2 Tbsp. chopped garlic

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups 100% pure pumpkin ( I used Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin in the can, not to be confused with the sweetened spiced pumpkin pie filling in a can.)

1 13.5 oz. can of classic, not light, coconut milk ( I used Native Forest Organic Unsweetened Classic Coconut Milk.)

1 tsp. of salt or more or less to taste

In a large pot saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat, until onions are soft. Be sure they do not brown. Once soft, add the pumpkin, coconut milk and chicken broth. Simmer and stir until well blended, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add salt to taste and serve.

*If you have a hand immersion blender, you might like to blend it all creamy smooth before serving. I haven’t treated myself to one yet, but I enjoy the soup chunky.


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23 Comments so far

  1. 1
    Gluten Free Desserts - Mike says:

    You know, I really love pumpkin-based recipes – especially things like pumpkin pancakes, breads, pie, cheesecake, and the like. But, quite honestly, I just do not know if I would enjoy a pumpkin soup. It is intriguing, and if someone made it for me I would try it – and, perhaps like it. I am just having a hard time getting motivated to cook up a batch not knowing if I would like the end result. Good job with the recipe though – I do know someone who will likely try to cook it (my sister), and if she does perhaps I will have a chance to try it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2
    David says:

    Mmmmmmm…pumpkin soup!

    If you make it with fresh pumpkin (the non-shiny pumpkins are better for cooking), you can also toast the seeds–delish!

  3. 3
    Karina says:

    Wow. This is so close to my [old family favorite] pumpkin soup stand-by. Simple and delicious. It looks lovely in that blue glazed bowl! Now I’m hungry. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 4
    shauna says:

    yum! And I love the shot up against the window, with the buildings of New York outside. Oh, that looks so familiar, like my old apartment. Great job, girls!

  5. 5
    Catherine says:

    I just got an immersion blender from for $20. It’s fantastic for soups. I love making cauliflower or broccoli purees with it.

    You all inspired me to start my own gf blog – thanks for all of the advice!

  6. 6
    AmandaonMaui says:

    Delcious soup. I added just a dash of nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon.

  7. 7
    Tina says:

    Sounds good , just wondering with what does pumpkin soup go with breads ?? or cheese sticks
    and can i use 1/2 1/2 and coconut milk

  8. 8

    Just found this yummy recipe and I made it for a soup and salad dinner party tonight. I added a tsp. of curry and it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  9. 9
    CeliacChick says:

    Tina, feel free to use whatever dairy product or substitute dairy product you wish. Traditional recipes for this call for half & half, but I’m allergic to dairy. I prefer coconut milk because it is rich and creamy.

  10. 10
    CeliacChick says:

    Karly, Glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back and sharing your twist on it.

  11. 11
    CeliacChick says:

    Thank you for sharing how you spiced it up a bit. I love hearing about all of the different things people are adding to it.

  12. 12

    This seems to be pretty easy. ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom also used to cook pumpkin soup and I just love it!

  13. 13
    ernie says:

    i love pumpkin soup. superb

  14. 14
    Robyn says:

    Melbourne, Australia
    Excellent. I wanted a quick,easy gluten free option for weeknight cooking! Fresh pumpkin never had it so good!
    Thank you,
    USA expat

  15. 15
    Suzanne says:

    This looks yummy! How many servings does this make? Thinking of making as an appetizer for the holidays. Thanks!

  16. 16
    Alexis says:

    Hey sounds great! Making it for the holidays when my family gets together. How much does this recipe serve?

  17. 17
    Kelly says:

    Alexis, good question! I need to get better at putting servings in my recipes. [duh] It’s so easy to make…I think you should do a test batch for lunch this weekend…plus to make sure you like it! I’m pretty sure this one batch won’t be enough for a good sized crowd. Unless you go the fancypants route and serve it in tall shot glasses for people to sip as an appetizer.

  18. 18
    Tiffany says:

    I love pumpkin soups and would love to try this recipe. How do you store this soup? Will it be good in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days?

  19. 19
    Joanie says:

    Hi, I am going to make this soup for my 10-year-old daughter, who has been asking me to make pumpkin soup. Unfortunately, she does not like coconut. I was wondering if there is a strong flavor of coconut in this recipe. I am dairy free so would otherwise consider a mix of rice and almond milk. If you have any advice, please let me know. Thanks.

      Kelly says:

      Hi Joanie!

      I personally don’t think the coconut milk has a strong flavor, but just to be safe you could always use another alternative milk of your choice. Almond milk should work great! Please come back and tell me how she liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 20
    Rita says:

    This soup is Sooo good! I used a fresh butternut squash and it was fantastic. I am always looking for good gluten-free recipes for my daughter-in-law and she loved it. Very easy too!

  21. 21
    R Springer says:

    Awesome thanks, I have like 2lbs of left over pumpkin in the fridge. Wondering if I can make this in a vitamix real quick. Thanks again CC.


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