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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Yogurt

This savory pumpkin soup is perfect for fall! It is creamy, kissed with yogurt and accented with fun spices. It will warm you from the inside out!

 spoonful of creamy pumpkin soup ready to eat


    This creamy pumpkin soup is a perfect starter course for a fall meal. Or serve it with a salad or fancy grilled cheese as the star of the meal. It has a smooth creamy texture that is accented by yogurt for a tiny bit of rich tang. You can get creative with the spices, but this recipe is written just the way we love it. You will want to enjoy bowl after bowl all autumn long. 


    We are on quite the pumpkin kick this fall. I am not the least bit ashamed, I love pumpkin in both sweet and savory recipes. Usually I spend so much time working on apple recipes, we don't get to spend too much time on pumpkin.


    This year we are really giving the popular orange squash it's due respect. Then it will be time to move on to Christmas treats soon!

cooking onions and seasoning in bottom of soup pan


    I originally shared this recipe back in 2016. I thought it was high time I come back and share it with you again.

    It is a lovely flavorful soup that is super easy to make. It would be great for a dinner party or as a cozy meal for your family.

    We were first introduced to this soup at our birthday dinner in 2015. You see, my husband and I have birthdays that are one week apart and his brother's birthday is the day after mine.

dutch oven of creamy pumpkin soup with wooden spoon



    So we spend the week parading from one birthday dinner to the next! Last year my husband's dad and his wife, Lisa, served us a delicious dinner that started with a perfect pumpkin soup.

    She had made her own pumpkin puree with pumpkins right from the garden. She even served it out of a parcooked pumpkin. It was such a fun presentation to a really lovely soup.

    Of course I had to get my hands on the recipe. She was happy to share!

bowl of pumpkin soup in front of dutch oven of soup



    This is slightly different spin on her recipe, mostly because she used mostly fresh savory and garlic. I don't have any savory in my herb garden so I took a slightly different spin with a bit of ginger.

    Little Dude and I whipped up some pumpkin puree of our own. We couldn't be outdone!

    Though you can definitely use canned pumpkin, it will take two cans. Or you could use butternut squash puree if that is what you happen to have on hand.

    The flour may seem like an odd addition, but it helps thicken the soup up and give it a luscious mouthfeel without adding heavy cream. If you prefer a thinner soup, you are welcome to leave it out.

youtube thumbnail for pumpkin soup


    As always, this is a great base recipe that we love just as it is written. But feel free to tinker and make it your own.

    If you come up with something out of the world phenomenal, I would love to hear all about it. Or just let me know how you liked my version.

    I always love to hear your feedback and suggestions in the comments or on social media. It is so fun to know what you think!

bowl of pumpkin soup with yogurt and sage leaves

More great squash recipes

Some blogger friends and I are celebrating all things squash today.  They are such a versatile vegetable and have a lovely shelf life, which is one of my favorite parts about them.

At the end of the year, I always have trouble keeping on top of all of the veggies from our CSA boxes. Luckily that is when the hard squash start rolling in, so I pile them up and use them throughout the fall.

I am really excited to turn some of my stash into these fabulous recipes.  The only problem is deciding which one to make first!

For more great squash recipes, check out my collection of favorite winter squash recipes. There are some really fabulous options in there!

    I hope you love this savory and delicious soup as much as we did. It is a perfect starter course for a dinner party or a great warm and comforting lunch or dinner on a crisp fall day.



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How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Yogurthttps://youtu.be/dxX8p2E2-JgThis creamy pumpkin soup has the perfect blend of spices and the slight tang of yogurt. It is simple to make and can be served as a starter or the entree. It is a great way to warm up on a cool fall day.https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xCPaGkfZ9-Y/X6xDAbs-pPI/AAAAAAABC-s/rbxNMnNZvy4OSGhkUEwQz6ChamRKwfIKwCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/pumpkin%2Bsoup%2Bthumb.jpg2020-11-11
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Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Yogurt

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Yogurt

This creamy pumpkin soup is a perfect starter course for a fall meal. Or serve it with a salad or fancy grilled cheese as the star of the meal. It has a smooth creamy texture that is accented by yogurt for a tiny bit of rich tang. You can get creative with the spices, but this recipe is written just the way we love it. You will want to enjoy bowl after bowl all autumn long.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 (15 oz) cans pumpkin puree (or 3 1/2 to 4 cups homemade)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1.5 cups plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper
  • optional garnish: more yogurt, fried sage leaves, pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, melt the butter or coconut oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it starts to soften.
  2. Add the spices and cook until fragrant. Stir in the pumpkin and milk, allow to cook just until a low boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. If you would like a smooth soup, either blend it until smooth or use an immersion blender until the onions are completely processed.
  4. Stir the flour into the yogurt and then stir the yogurt into the soup. Continue to cook until heated through. I like the soup on the thick side, but feel free to thin it out with a bit of water or broth until you get the desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and either a fried sage leaf or a few toasted pumpkin seeds.

Calories

137.88

Fat (grams)

6.12

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.05

Carbs (grams)

16.70

Fiber (grams)

3.39

Net carbs

13.32

Sugar (grams)

10.16

Protein (grams)

5.64

Sodium (milligrams)

110.22

Cholesterol (grams)

12.47
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This creamy pumpkin soup is a perfect starter course for a fall meal. Or serve it with a salad or fancy grilled cheese as the star of the meal. It has a smooth creamy texture that is accented by yogurt for a tiny bit of rich tang. You can get creative with the spices, but this recipe is written just the way we love it. You will want to enjoy bowl after bowl all autumn long.


36 comments:

  1. WHAT pumpkin week!!!! YES!!!! Whoo hoo. I was so busy concentrating on the sweet pumpkin treats that I forgot about the fact that I like savory too, so this soup is right up my pumpkin Alley, LOL!

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    1. I know, right? Your pumpkin palooza definitely got me in the mood! I usually think sweet too, but I love savory pumpkin too.

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  2. YUMM! I really need to make pumpkin soup. I just roasted my first whole pumpkin and have a few cups that need a home - this might be it! :)

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    1. Oooh. I really want to roast my own pumpkin sometime soon too! Thank you!

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  3. This pumpkin soup looks and sounds so delicious.
    Thanks Carlee for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  4. I love pumpkin soup, so comforting and nourishing.

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  5. Sounds really tasty!
    I'm loving soups right now! I'll have to give yours a try!
    Thanks
    Michelle

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    1. I hope you love it, Michelle! I am a soup girl too, especially this time of year!

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  6. Hi Carlee, your recipes never fail to make me hungry! Soups are one of the things about winter I love, and I can't say I've ever had a pumpkin soup before. The pumpkins here are massive. Any idea if the soup freezes well?

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I haven't tried freezing it, but I can't see why not. I would try freezing it before you add the yogurt though if possible.

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  7. What a perfect soup to warm up with on a cool fall day!

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  8. I really love squash soup, and this sounds similar, so I know I'll love it. I like the spices added too; tumeric is so good for you, ginger is tasty and helps thin my blood, and so does garlic. This recipe has my name all over it! Pinning to add to our menu rotation for the winter, we love soup to warm us up from the inside out!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I really like the pumpkin soups that add cinnamon and nutmeg too, but thought it would be fun to go in a different direction this time! I hope you love it!

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  9. This sounds so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. We will really enjoy your delicious Pumpkin Soup and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  11. I love butternut squash soup so I need to try your pumpkin soup real soon!

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  12. I have a ton of squash in my kitchen right now. I'll definitely give your soup - or Lisa's soup - a try. I love the kiss of tart from the yogurt.

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    1. The balance is really nice. I hope you enjoy it!

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  13. What a perfect start to a Thanksgiving meal or to warm up on a cold blustery day like we are having in Michigan today.

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  14. I'm just going to have stock up on squash again. I love a good pumpkin soup and this looks like it is right up my alley.

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    1. You can never have to much squash this time of year!

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  15. I have made this since you shared last and it is so good! I love pumpkin and I love soup and the flavor of this is perfect! Happy Monday babe!

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  16. A perfect winter soup, love the flavors.

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  17. I am craving a big bowl of this now - that texture is just beautiful!

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  18. Oh my, this Pumpkin soup sends delicious. We are big pumpkin lovers here.

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    1. Thank you, it is a great savory way to have pumpkin.

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