Curry Pumpkin Soup

This savory side dish recipe uses pumpkin puree and chicken broth as a base and adds flavor with curry powder.

Curry Pumpkin Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 recipe Orange-Cranberry Topper (see recipe)

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 medium onions, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 2 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • cup water

  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Orange-Cranberry Topper

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley


  1. Prepare Orange-Cranberry Topper.

  2. In 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, and celery. Cook, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add curry powder and pumpkin pie spice. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add pumpkin, broth, and water. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  3. In food processor or blender, add one-third of the pumpkin mixture at a time, cover, and process or blend until smooth. Return all pumpkin mixture to Dutch oven.

  4. Stir half-and-half, salt, and pepper into pumpkin mixture; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with Orange-Cranberry Topper.

Orange-Cranberry Topper

  1. In small bowl combine cranberries, orange peel, and parsley. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 433mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 44%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 346mg 7%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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