Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup can be a nice change from many of the more familiar soup recipes we make frequently throughout the year.

This special soup goes well anytime, especially in the Fall or Winter. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas menus can almost expect it.

This is a soup you almost have to convince some people to try, but once they do, almost everyone really likes it.

The soup has a mild flavor that nearly everyone enjoys and finds comforting or soothing.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Soup Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes (unless you use fresh pumpkin). Serves 6


  • 1 chopped onion (8-10 ounces)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 3/4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • One 15 ounce can Libby's canned pumpkin (if using fresh pumpkin, use same amount)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup whole or non-fat milk
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste (add a dash of white pepper if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream



  • In a large pot, combine onion, garlic, pumpkin pie spice, cayenne and 1/4 cup of stock over medium-high heat until the pan is dry (about 3 minutes)
  • In a blender or food processor, puree onion mixture, adding a little more broth if needed
  • Return puree to the pan and add the remaining stock, pumpkin and honey
  • Stir to blend well
  • In a bowl, combine the milk and cornstarch until smooth and then stir into the soup, stirring constantly
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, add the lemon juice and salt to taste
  • Garnish each serving with a dab of sour cream :-)

As mentioned, many people use pumpkin and other squashes as fresh ones begin to be plentiful in the Fall. Don't forget to visit other Fall menu ideas with the needed recipes. Just click on Fall Menu #1 and Fall Menu #2

And for many more soup recipes, click on that link.

Enjoy your soup and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? Pumpkin soup was a staple for the prisoners of war in North Vietnamese prison camps during the Vietnam War.