Easy Pumpkin Soup

This was originally posted this Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe 2 years ago almost to the date! I never had a photo of the soup at the time, so have updated the post and thought I would share it again. We are heading into the perfect weather for soup.

Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 kg Butternut Pumpkin
  • Approx 500mls water
  • 8 rash shortcut rindless bacon
  • 2 white onions
  • 150mls sour cream
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 30 grams butter
  • 4 bread rolls

Method:

  1. Cube pumpkin into pieces approx 1.5cm x 1.5cm.
  2. Finely chop onion.
  3. Chop bacon into small squares.
  4. Heat butter in a large stock pot on a medium heat. Once sizzling add bacon.
  5. Fry bacon for a few minutes, stirring constantly and then add onion.
  6. Add onion and continue to fry for another couple of minutes or until onion is transparent.
  7. Add pumpkin and mix well.
  8. Add water (add more if required, so that all the pumpkin is lightly covered).
  9. Sprinkle in stock powder and bring to the boil.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer pumpkin until it is soft (approx 15 minutes).
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. I like to have a very thick pumpkin soup, so will use a slotted spoon to remove pumpkin in batches, leaving some liquid behind.
  13. Place batches of pumpkin into a jug and puree the contents.
  14. Pour pureed mixture into a large bowl and begin pureeing another batch of pumpkin.
  15. Continue this process until all the pumpkin has been pureed and you are happy with the consistency of the soup.
  16. Empty any excess contents from the stock pot and return soup to the pot to heat through.
  17. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and freshly warmed rolls.
Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: soup
Ingredients:
  • 2 kg Butternut Pumpkin
  • Approx 500mls water
  • 8 rash shortcut rindless bacon
  • 2 white onions
  • 150mls sour cream
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 30 grams butter
  • 4 bread rolls
Method:
  1. Cube pumpkin into pieces approx 1.5cm x 1.5cm.
  2. Finely chop onion.
  3. Chop bacon into small squares.
  4. Heat butter in a large stock pot on a medium heat. Once sizzling add bacon.
  5. Fry bacon for a few minutes, stirring constantly and then add onion.
  6. Add onion and continue to fry for another couple of minutes or until onion is transparent.
  7. Add pumpkin and mix well.
  8. Add water (add more if required, so that all the pumpkin is lightly covered).
  9. Sprinkle in stock powder and bring to the boil.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer pumpkin until it is soft (approx 15 minutes).
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. I like to have a very thick pumpkin soup, so will use a slotted spoon to remove pumpkin in batches, leaving some liquid behind.
  13. Place batches of pumpkin into a jug and puree the contents.
  14. Pour pureed mixture into a large bowl and begin pureeing another batch of pumpkin.
  15. Continue this process until all the pumpkin has been pureed and you are happy with the consistency of the soup.
  16. Empty any excess contents from the stock pot and return soup to the pot to heat through.
  17. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and freshly warmed rolls.

Our Family Menu Plan for this week.

Baking: Banana Cake

Monday: Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday: Pasta With Chicken And Spinach

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Lasagne

Friday: Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Saturday: Sausages and Steamed Vegetables

Sunday: Slow Cooker Roast Beef

f you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

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  • Sara April 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    It all looks great. Thanks for all the recipe links.

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  • SimplyFrugal April 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Your menu looks great! I’ve got banana bread on my list too!

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  • Organizing Mommy April 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Looks good. I grew pumpkins in my garden, so this will be fun to try.

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  • Kathy April 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I’m going to try that pumpkin soup recipe – looks like a goodie!

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  • Brooke April 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Ha ha, we had pumpkin soup for dinner last night. Felt kind of nice to turn a pumpkin into a yummy meal for my family. Super quick and easy too. We are having left overs tonight but I will serve it with something a little more substantial as I was hungry later on.

    • PlanningQueen April 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      I know what you mean. I often serve with warmed turkish bread, to make it a little more filling.

  • Marita April 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Yum. Annie loves pumpkin soup. We shall have to give it a try together.

    • PlanningQueen April 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      It is a big favourite with my kids.

  • Bec @ Bad Mummy April 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    We love pumpkin soup in this house, it’s one of our winter staples. My recipes slightly different though, I use a lot of different veggies and sour cream cheese on top, but I’ll have to try the bacon sounds yummy!

  • shafeena April 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    u hate pumpkins !! is there another vegetable i can substitute it with ! it looks yum though !!

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