Easy Pumpkin Soup
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This is the easiest Pumpkin Soup you’ll ever make and it’s ready in just 20 minutes! I like to make this recipe several times during the Fall and Winter months, and I might just make it as a side for Thanksgiving this year too!
How to make this easy pumpkin soup!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, very finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Toasted pumpkin seeds and flaky sea salt, for serving (optional)
Cook the aromatics. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the pumpkin and spices. Add the pumpkin purée, thyme, salt, cumin, black pepper, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Cook over medium-low until steaming and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add the vegetable broth. Add the vegetable broth and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. (The mixture will bubble.)
Add the maple syrup and cream. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup and heavy cream. (At this point, for a creamier soup, you can use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender to purée until it reaches your desired consistency.)
Garnish and serve. Serve warm, garnished with the pumpkin seeds, flaky salt, fresh thyme leaves, and more black pepper.
Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months.
If you like this easy pumpkin soup, you might like my recipe for Instant Pot Chicken and White Bean Chili!