20 Best Pumpkin Soup Recipes & Easy Ideas
Tea-Scented Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin and Yellow Split Pea Soup
This innovative recipe adds pumpkin to dal — the spicy, soupy, traditional Indian legume dish. The result is a hearty, healthy soup with a lovely edge of sweetness. While some soups are best served as sides, this filling dish can be a whole pre-trick-or-treating dinner. Just be careful not to drip any on your costume!
Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Ham
Sage and pumpkin are a perfect pair. Add chunks of apple and ham and you have the makings of a delicious autumn soup. We use canned pumpkin here in the name of speed, but in fact it tastes as good as fresh once it simmers with the vegetables and herbs. If the soup gets too thick, just stir in a little extra broth or water.
Pumpkin Soup with Fideos
Not your average pumpkin soup, this unique version is based on a traditional Sephardic (Spanish-Jewish) recipe. Though the dish is vegetarian, cooking the pumpkin with cinnamon and cloves gives the broth an “implied meatiness,” says Michael Solomonov. Toasted fideos (noodles) help thicken the soup and make it even more substantial.
Pumpkin Soup with Creole Lobster
This year, we’re making Halloween lobster a thing. This version of pumpkin soup is topped with lobster bathed in a flavorful, spicy butter. The natural brininess of the lobster helps bring out all the deep, earthy flavor in the soup. Are you on board with the Halloween lobster thing yet?
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup
How can a soup be creamy without cream? We’ve got an answer for that. This vegan pumpkin soup is actually incredibly creamy, thanks to the addition of coconut milk. Thus, this dish is a perfect choice for any vegan or dairy-free Halloween guests. Or just anyone who likes to eat delicious soup.
Pumpkin Soup with Trumpet Mushrooms and Sour Cream
Are you hosting a Halloween dinner party? Is that even a thing? With this elevated pumpkin soup, it certainly can be. Le Coucou chef Daniel Rose tops his silky pumpkin soup with black trumpet mushrooms for a woodsy flavor so refined that your guests will be wondering where you went to culinary school.
Pumpkin Soup with Rosemary Croutons
Pumpkin Miso Soup
Not only is this soup super creative, it’s also vegan. This vegan pumpkin soup gets a tasty Asian twist with the addition of fresh ginger, miso, soy sauce and a seaweed garnish. Your more adventurous Halloween guests will be obsessed with this recipe the minute they slurp their first spoonful.
Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Coconut
Like we said, coconut milk gives pumpkin soup a super creamy texture without ever adding cream or any other dairy. We love the toasted coconut on top, which adds a fun texture to an otherwise smooth dish. Serve this at your Halloween party with bibs to make sure none of your guests ruin their costumes.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Cilantro Raita
This pumpkin soup is absolutely perfect for Halloween entertaining because it only takes 15 active minutes to make and it will be completely ready for delighted consumption in just 40 minutes. We’ll give you fair warning: It has quite a kick. Plus, if you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute mint as the herb for this soup’s refreshing yogurt topping.
Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Soup with Maple Sugar
For those of you with a sweet tooth, we have concocted the ultimate soup to please your palate. The maple sugar gives this pumpkin soup a hearty sweetness that’s perfect for Halloween—the one day of the year that's dedicated to sugar. If you can’t find maple sugar, you can substitute regular syrup.
Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Calling all traditionalists! This dish is the one for you. This soup makes for an elegant bistro-style appetizer at a Halloween dinner party (which is officially a thing). Serve it in big crocks with extra croutons on the side for passing around to your eager guests. The cheesy crunch is our favorite part.
Red Curry Pumpkin Soup
If you thought curry and Halloween had nothing in common, consider yourself proven wrong. A little curry paste goes a long way in this recipe. It brings serious flavor that you’d never expect in your pumpkin soup, but you’ll love it. You can use reduced-fat coconut milk if you’re looking to lighten up this soup even more.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Thyme
Southwest Pumpkin Soup
Some like it hot, right? If you like it really hot, this is the pumpkin soup for you. Inspired by Southwest flavors (think jalapeño, ancho chile powder, ground cumin), this pumpkin soup is all that you want on a chilly Halloween night. A giant bowl of this spicy soup is seriously the full package.
Pumpkin and Apple Soup
Apple, the other quintessential fall ingredient, comes into play with this epic, autumnal recipe. This creamy pumpkin soup recipe calls for sugar pumpkins, small pumpkins with a sweeter flavor than the large, often flavorless, Jack-o-lantern variety. Because you have to save the large, Jack-o-lantern pumpkins for carving! Everyone knows that.
Thai Pumpkin Soup
This Thai-inspired creamy pumpkin soup packs a ton of flavor without too much heat—unless, of course, you opt for the Fresno chile garnish. An easy pumpkin soup recipe to whip up just for your October 31 celebration, your guests will appreciate the creative departure from your traditional pumpkin soup.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Bacon and Thyme
FACT: Everything is better with bacon. Even Halloween, which is especially superb as a holiday just on its own, is better with bacon. Thus, it is no surprise that bacon seriously enhances this creamy, thyme-infused pumpkin soup. We implore you to serve it at your Halloween party. Bacon, people! Bacon!
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
A very traditional recipe, this creamy pumpkin soup is even better if it's made a day ahead of time. Just refrigerate overnight, reheat on the stovetop and garnish immediately before serving. That is why it’s great for Halloween entertaining. You don’t need to do any work on October 31 if you think ahead!