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Thick Kabocha Soup

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Filling and healthy, this soup is good for winter. This recipe uses the Japanese versions of pumpkin and sweet potato which are slightly different from North American varieties. Japanese pumpkin (kabocha) has a really great green skin and the sweet potatoes are yellow with a thin purple skin. You can alter the vegetables according to what's in season and what you can find, but root vegetables work best."
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43 m servings 523
Original recipe yields 2 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, seasoned salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dredge onion slices in cornmeal mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook breaded onion, turning occasionally until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add kabocha squash, sweet potato, carrot, garlic, and bay leaf; cook until kabocha squash is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain most of the water; discard bay leaf.
  4. Mash kabocha squash mixture with a potato masher, adding soy milk, until mixture is the consistency of a thick soup. Stir in garam masala, salt, and pepper. Garnish with fried onions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 523 calories; 29.6 59.4 7.8 0 405 Full nutrition

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Easy and simple to put together. The flavor is outstanding. I didn’t have seasoning salt so I used extra garam masala to season the onions. The soup is, in fact, very thick. I ended up adding ex...