Best Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe
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Best Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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I whipped up this satisfying soup last Thanksgiving for my family, and everyone was crazy about it! Even my brother, who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, asked for seconds. -Kimberly Knepper, Euless, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 157 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour and curry powder until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the pumpkin, milk, honey, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Curried Pumpkin Soup in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p25

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"I did a mash-up of this recipe and a Weight Watchers recipe. I omitted the mushrooms (not a fan) and the evaporated milk, instead opting for using one 15oz can of drained and rinsed Navy Beans, and swapped the veggie broth with chicken broth (as I had no veggie broth on hand). When the soup was cooked, we pureed the soup in small batches to give it a "creamy" consistency closer to what it would have had with the milk. Loved the flavor profile - perfect blend of savory and sweet with just enough spicy kick...will definitely be sure to try the soup with the evaporated milk at least one time to compare!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Had this for a light dinner tonight. It is easy to make, and is a nice fall soup."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Great flavorful soup. I omitted the honey because I don't care for sweet soups, used a full teaspoon of curry powder and more mushrooms. I also added 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and I substituted coconut milk to make it vegan. Thanks very much."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"I love this soup. I always make it for Thanksgiving. One of my favorite recipes."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I have made this soup for Thanksgiving since receiving my Oct/Nov 2000 issue. However, I make my vegie broth using vegetable bullion paste and make it a tiny bit strong...then I omit the salt and honey and use half and half instead of the evaporated milk. For a thicker soup I reduce the broth liquid by 1/2 a cup."

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