Classic Pumpkin Soup

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This classic pumpkin soup is made from real pumpkin and has all real food ingredients! It’s the perfect soup for fall!

Fall is in the air! It's time for some classic pumpkin soup made with real ingredients! One of my favorite things about fall is the fact that it becomes soup season! I’m one of those crazy people that can enjoy soup all year long (the weather doesn’t even have to be chilly for me), but it’s even better when it’s soup season and everyone’s doing it!

I didn’t become a huge fan of pumpkin things until I was an adult. I know you’re shocked, right? I think it probably went hand-in-hand with my aversion to vegetables that I used to have, but now that I am officially grown, I adore all things gourd.

Classic pumpkin soup recipe made from real pumpkin! I love to use pureed pumpkin as well as pureed butternut squash and even pureed sweet potatoes in all sorts of recipes now! One of my favorites is this classic pumpkin soup. It is so easy to make and only has a few ingredients! It’s low in calories and sugar, yet high in potassium, which I love!

I’m not going to lie though, I am the only one who will eat this soup at my house. I can’t get either kid to try/eat it and Jay’s not much of a soup-as-a-meal kinda guy. He needs his meat and potatoes most of the time. I am holding out hope that the kids will try it eventually; I’m going to keep trying!

You'll love this classic pumpkin soup made with all real food ingredients! As I said before, this soup is made from actual pumpkins (win!) and only has a few other whole food ingrdients (also a win!). I like to add a little garlic and onion to enhance the pumpkin and then sprinkle on a tiny bit of sea salt and pepper for flavor.

My favorite garnish for the top of this classic pumpkin soup is a dollop of Greek yogurt, but you could use sour cream just the same! This recipe is quick and easy to prepare on a busy week night or you can make it ahead of time and then just heat it up; it stores and freezes great!

Classic pumpkin soup recipe made from real pumpkin!

Classic Pumpkin Soup

Thick and hearty classic pumpkin soup made with fresh pumpkin puree.
4.82 from 11 votes
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Course: Soup, Stew, & Chili
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Kristine


  • 1 sugar pumpkin cooked (2-1/2 cups puree)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBS butter, unsalted


  • Wash and cook sugar pumpkin in Crock-Pot for 2-3 hours. Peel and process in food processor to make 2-1/2 cups pumpkin puree.
  • In a large saucepan on the stove, sautée onion and garlic in 1 TBS butter until tender.
  • Add pumpkin puree, chicken stock, and milk and cook over medium heat until boiling, then reduce and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper (to taste).
  • Run an immersion blender through soup until smooth (or put soup in a regular blender and process until smooth).
  • Garnish with Greek yogurt or sour cream and serve with a crunchy slice of bread.
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 8.5g
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Looking for more pumpkin goodies? Try this pumpkin pie oatmeal or this pumpkin French toast; they’re two of my favorites!

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  1. Looks delicious! I love root veggie soups, particularly squash and pumpkin – they’re so smooth and tasty with so little effort.

    1. Thank you, Caroline! Me too! I’m a huge fan of anything healthy and easy to make! 🙂

  2. I’m with you – soup season is all year long for me. But fall is my favorite and I really embrace all the cozy, comforting soups during this time. This pumpkin soup looks super creamy and delicate at the same time. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Thank you so much Jenn! I love how smooth pumpkin (and butternut) soups are! I get excited to make them every year!

  3. What a beautiful soup. I have to switch out the milk for coconut cream but I’m sure it will still be wonderful using your nice recipe. Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much Ginny! Yes, you could definitely switch out the milk for coconut cream, and in fact, that sounds super yummy!

  4. II’m loving all the fall recipes, but it has to be soup and that too ‘Pumpkin’ soup that has my heart set on it. Nothing more autumnal than a bowl of warm soup and fuzzy socks. I will definitely be using this recipe for my next meal!

    1. Thank you so much, Noor! I agree, I’am LOVING all the fall inspired recipes that are around right now! I hope you enjoy the soup!

  5. This soup looks delicious, too bad your children don t want to try,

    1. Thank you so much, Laura! I totally agree, they’re missing out! 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh. I love pumpkin so much. I’ve never tried pumpkin soup before and now I’m wondering how I’ve gone so long in life without it! This soup was so delicious and so easy to make! Thank you so much!

    1. Haha, I know what you mean Katie! I was late to the game too, but now I make it all the time! Thank you so much! 🙂

  7. I love when I can make soups in the crock pot! So much easier when I can stop home at lunch and get it going. Then by the time I get home from work, its ready!

    1. Heck yes, me too Katie! I’m all about quick and easy around here!

  8. Good old pumpkin soup!! I need to try this one this year and pick up an extra!

    1. Yes, you should Anjali! It’s definitely one to have every single year, or if you’re like me, every single week! Haha! ?

  9. This pumpkin soup looks so delicious! I love how simple the ingredients list is!

    1. Aw thank you so much Liz! I totally agree, gimme all the pumpkin things! Woo!