Nina's Thai Coconut-Pumpkin Soup

A good way to change up pumpkin soup! Great for those who like a good bit of spice but can be adjusted to taste. Even my boyfriend who does not like pumpkin enjoyed this one! Depending on the level of heat you want, you can increase or decrease the amount of heat in the dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (2 pound) pumpkin, peeled and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

  • 1 red chile pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 ½ cups water, or as needed

  • 1 ½ (14 ounce) cans low-fat coconut milk

  • 6 sprigs fresh basil


  1. Combine pumpkin, curry paste, and chile pepper in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook until pumpkin begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add enough water to cover completely. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 30 minutes.

  2. Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Pour in coconut milk and serve with fresh basil leaves.

Cook's Notes:

Chicken stock may be used in place of water, if desired.

You can also use a food processor to puree the soup. Fill the food processor halfway with soup. Cover and hold the lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Pour into a pot. Repeat with remaining soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* 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.