Savory Pumpkin Soup with Ham

This delicious pumpkin soup will awaken every taste bud on your tongue! Great with oyster crackers.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil

  • 3 onions, halved and sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 8 cups plain pumpkin puree

  • 2 quarts chicken broth

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch celery seed

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 12 ounces cooked sliced ham, minced


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin, chicken broth, water, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add milk and yogurt. Puree using an immersion blender until smooth. Add ham and let stand until heated through.

Cook's Note:

Substitute sour cream for the yogurt if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1834mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 658mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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