Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

If you follow I Spy Plum Pie on facebook you would have seen I got a new toy recently (and if you don’t, maybe now is a good time to start?!). As an early birthday present my parents bought me a food processor and I LOVE it! It does everything I could possibly need including juicing, blending, mixing and chopping. Given the weather took a turn in Melbourne on Saturday we decided to try it out by making pumpkin soup, and it was a delicious success.


Ingredients List

  • Approximately 1kg pumpkin
  • Onion
  • Garlic (I like it quite strong so put 3 cloves, but do it to your taste)
  • Potato
  • Leek
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup cream


  1. Peel and dice the pumpkin and potato
  2. Finely cut the leek and onion
  3. Cook the leek and onion in a saucepan until softened – approximately 3 minutes
  4. Add the crushed garlic and spices and stir through for 1 minute
  5. Add the pumpkin, potato and stock and bring to the boil
  6. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 3o minutes
  7. Allow to cool slightly then blend in small batches until smooth
  8. Return to the saucepan, reheat and stir through the cream
  9. Serve with cracked pepper, crusty bread and enjoy!

What’s your favourite soup flavour?

This recipe is linked up with The Veggie Mama for Meatless Monday – hope over to her blog for amazing vegetarian meal ideas. Don’t forget it’s the Meat Free Week Challenge this week!

6 Comments on Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

  1. Lisa Barton-Collins
    March 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm (11 years ago)

    That looks delicious! I broke my food processor ages ago and I really miss it. Luckily my stab blender does a great job on soups!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)

      This is the first proper food processor I’ve owned so it’s definitely been exciting working out all the things I can make with it!
      Thanks for coming by!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)

      Definitely! It’s one of my favourite soups by far!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    March 20, 2013 at 10:08 am (11 years ago)

    I’m jealous of your new toy!! My food processor is a gigantic and cumbersome thing and can’t mix small quantities very well at all. How does yours go with a soup for two?

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am (11 years ago)

      I did it in two batches but probably could have blended it in one – it’s not a huge bowl but definitely big enough for the sorts of quantities I’ll be mainly making. Helps that it’s easier to store as well!


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