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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

I love gardening and have a big pumpkin patch. A few years ago when our harvest was very plentiful, I experimented and came up with this recipe. My family just loves this creamy pumpkin soup.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes and pumpkin; cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. Puree half of the mixture at a time in a blender or food processor until smooth; return all to pan. Add the milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper; heat through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sour cream and parsley. Spoon soup into bowls; top each with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with bacon.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Tips

What are some variations of this creamy pumpkin soup?

You can skip the milk and butter and use coconut, almond or oat milk for a dairy-free version. To spice it up, try a dash of paprika, ground ginger or curry powder. You can even make your own pumpkin puree if you like!

How do you store creamy pumpkin soup?

Store this soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Lots of savory pumpkin recipes like this one make excellent, cozy leftovers to warm you up.

What can you serve with creamy pumpkin soup?

Try one of these fall harvest salads, a gourmet grilled cheese or some hearty slow-cooked pork. Or, go the sweet route and pair it with air-fryer apple fritters or another one of these fall desserts.

Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 271 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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