Pumpkin Soup is a lovely Autumnal Soup, it’s also easy and delicious. Look out for different varieties of Pumpkins. Onion Squash are a deep orange colour and have an onion type shape and a lovely flavour. Crown Prince are larger and have a blue green skin and also have a great texture and flavour which makes them ideal for cooking
Cooking time: 1 hour
What you’ll need
- Heavy-based saucepan
Ingredients – Pumpkin Soup
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 medium size potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 medium butternut squash or small pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped (optional)
- 1 ½ – 2 litres stock (chicken or vegetable) or water
- Small knob of butter
- Oilve oil
- Salt and pepper
- Heat the oven to 200°C
- In a heavy-based saucepan, heat a little olive oil, add the butter and the chopped onion, garlic and thyme. Then add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and allow to cook on a medium heat for about 10 – 20 minutes until the onions are beginning to soften.
- Heat the stock in a separate pan.
- Meanwhile peel the squash or pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut into chunks.
- Place on a roasting tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and add a good pinch of salt and pepper.
- Roast for 20 – 30 minutes or until soft and getting some nice colour.
- Add to the onions and potatoes, toss around and continue to cook on a low heat for 5 – 10 minutes, then add the hot stock, bring to the boil and then allow to simmer gently until the vegetables are cooked through, approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
- Liquidise until smooth, add more stock and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
- Serve with a drizzle of good olive oil and a sprinkle of grated parmesan.
You can find more delicious Pumpkin Recipes on the Recipes page.
Season your soup well with salt and pepper as you are cooking each element, this prevents your soup being bland. Also don’t forget to taste it ! And adjust the seasoning as necessary.
I prefer to use water or homemade chicken stock instead of a shop bought vegetable stock which I find can be too salty