Pumpkin Soup


This deliciously creamy pumpkin soup is served at our family's Thanksgiving dinner every year.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • 4 cups pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 5 whole black peppercorns

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place chicken stock, pumpkin puree, onion, garlic, salt, thyme, and peppercorns in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes.

    Overhead of pumpkin puree and other seasonings and spices cooking in a sauce pot.

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  2. Transfer soup to a blender or food processor in batches; blend until smooth. Return soup to the pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

    Overhead of blended pumpkin soup cooking in a sauce pot.

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  3. Stir in heavy cream.

    Overhead of pumpkin puree cooking in a sauce pot with heavy cream being stirred in.

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  4. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

    close up view of Pumpkin Soup garnished with fresh herbs in a bowl


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 1458mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* 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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