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.
Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

Recipe from The Kitchn

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