~ Perfect inspiration to warm you up on a chilly evening – EASY Pumpkin Soup recipes that are comforting and cozy, healthy, and simple, too! With quick prep and many ready in 30 minutes or less (and even freezable), they’re perfect for busy nights! Loads of options from vegan and vegetarian to chicken and seafood … gluten free, paleo, and more! ~
As autumn rolls into Ohio, everyone starts queueing up for Pumpkin Spice Lattes … and jamming pumpkin into everything else we can think of. And everyone starts craving warming, cozy soups.
So where do those two things deliciously collide?
I’ve compiled a whole list of delicious, healthy and easy pumpkin soup recipes to celebrate pumpkin seasonsoup season PUMPKIN SOUP SEASON!
So Many Delicious Options (Thanksgiving … and Beyond!)
It’s perfect timing, too, since lots of people like to serve pumpkin soup as a starter for their Thanksgiving dinner. If that’s you, well, we’ve got a bunch of soups here that would be just right for your big feast! With autumn harvest flavors that’ll pair perfectly with that gorgeous turkey and tangy cranberry sauce you’re probably serving up, too.
But I’ve also lined up some really unique soup recipes, with flavor influences from places like Thailand, Morocco, and the American Southwest. Flavor combinations that you’ll crave long after Thanksgiving’s come and gone, when you’re getting bored with the other cold-weather soups and stews and chilis in your regular rotation.
And I’ve made sure to select some that are vegetarian and vegan, some that are gluten free and paleo, and others that include chicken or creatively use shrimp. Lots to choose from, lots of different variations to try!
Healthy Soups (Yay, Pumpkin Antioxidants!)
So, delicious? Yeah – we’ve got that goin’ on here.
Healthy? We’ve got that, too, of course!
As I mentioned in our recent list of Easy Pumpkin Chili Recipes, pumpkin is low in carbs, nutrient-dense, and absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants (like beta-carotene, a powerful carotenoid). If you’re interested, you can read more about pumpkin nutrition HERE, but the short version is: pumpkin is just all kinds of healthy!
Still, possibly the best part of all is that many of these pumpkin soup recipes are ready in about 30 minutes or less! (So, basically – in about the time it takes you to drive off to Starbucks and wait around to order your PSL – you could be dipping your spoon into a comforting, cozy, warming bowl of pumpkin soup!) And those that take a little longer to simmer still only need a few minutes of prep time before you leave them on their own to burble away and develop all their wonderful flavors.
Many freeze well, too, so you can even make your life extra-easy by stocking your freezer with your favorites, all ready to pull out and reheat on busy weeknights.
Delicious, healthy, and easy – exactly how we love it here at THK!
A creamy noodle soup that's ready in 20 minutes ... and takes you right back to Thailand! Red curry paste and shitake mushrooms add unique dimensions to the pumpkin base, and roasted peanuts and a little basil add a finishing pop of flavor and texture! ~ Recipe from Richa at My Food Story
Nourishing and comforting while being gluten-free and vegan. Bonus: this recipe doesn’t require a blender! The addition of turmeric, sage and millet gives it extra boosts of flavor, color and texture. Serve this soup in pumpkin bowls for a festive, sure-to-impress Thanksgiving meal! ~ Recipe from Elena at Happy Kitchen.Rocks
An easy, tasty and healthy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes! Great with all sorts of toppings like cilantro, diced avocado, lime juice, or some homemade crispy tortilla strips! And, it's perfect for meal prepping since it's freezer-friendly, too! Gluten-free and paleo. ~ from Elysia at Haute & Healthy Living
A simple yet impressive soup that’s big on flavor, but easy to prep and ready in less than 20 minutes! It’s sweet and velvety, with a little hint of spice. With delicious ideas for swaps and optional toppings (and even how to turn this into a pumpkin-carrot soup!) … plus make-ahead freezing instructions. Suitable for vegan, low carb, keto, paleo, Whole30 and gluten free diets. ~ Recipe from Bintu at Recipes from a Pantry
This is a lovely, warm-you-up meal for colder nights – and ready in less than half an hour. It's made heartier with the addition of orzo and flavored with delicious rosemary. This soup is specifically designed to be great for the entire family, even toddlers and young children! ~ Recipe from Deepika at Easy Baby Meals
Fast, easy, and comforting! Just 5 minutes of prep, and 30 minutes from start to finish! A little maple syrup adds delicious sweetness, and coconut milk makes it extra silky and delicious. ~ Recipe from Natasha at Salt & Lavender
Highlighted with thyme and maple syrup, and heartier thanks to pearl barley. Using vegetarian Italian-style sausage makes this soup perfect for Meatless Mondays and vegetarian meals. ~ Recipe from Debi at Life Currents
Odds are good that the ingredients for this recipe are already hanging out in your kitchen! And if you’re not a huge fan of pumpkin, don’t worry: the canned pumpkin serves mostly to thicken and give the soup some color, while the black beans, tomatoes and spices are the stars of the show! ~ Recipe from Jill at Ripped Jeans & Bifocals
This recipe is packed with the goodness of pumpkin, onion, carrot, and apple. It's flavored with whole spices (like bay leaf, star anise and cinnamon stick), plus a dash of curry powder. ~ Recipe from Hina at Fun FOOD Frolic
Although this recipe includes curry powder, just like the recipe above, it's got an entirely different flavor profile of spices. Accented with fresh ginger, plus cumin, turmeric, sweet paprika and garam masala ... plus the unique and nutritious addition of white beans! In addition to being vegan, it's gluten free, and freezable, too! ~ Recipe from Rhian at Rhian's Recipes
This vegan chickpea and pumpkin stew is full of flavor and warmly spiced. A great vegetarian one-pot meal that freezes well and is easy to prepare with just 10 minutes of prep work! ~ Recipe from Corina at Searching for Spice
Pumpkin teams up with sweet potato and carrots in this bowl of orange soup that'll warm your heart, soul, and — most importantly — your belly. It's filling and satisfying enough to stand alone as a main course, but you can certainly serve it as an appetizer instead. ~ Recipe from Ariela at Parenting Pod
A traditional seafood chowder gets a brand-new autumn spin with the creamy addition of pumpkin! Succulent shrimp and sweet corn team up with orzo pasta and a little hit of Old Bay in this satisfying, 30-minute meal. Bonus: it freezes like a champ, too! ~ Recipe from Renee at Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Easy to make (5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes total), and hearty but not heavy. And, it's toddler-approved! Brimming with two super-healthy veggies, it gets a delicious edge from cheddar cheese, which pairs wonderfully with both the broccoli and the pumpkin. It’s just the thing when there’s a chill in the air! ~ Recipe from Caroline at Caroline's Cooking
So rich and velvety, and packed with flavor (and vegan and gluten free)! This soup is naturally sweet from the combination of pumpkin, sweet potato and buttercup squash, and it's seasoned with nutmeg and ginger for a warm and nutty flavor. Plus, it’s super simple to make – ready in just over half an hour! ~ Recipe from Rosa at This Healthy Kitchen
It’s hard to decide which one to make first, isn’t it? But don’t worry – winter’s plenty long enough for you to try them all!
Next time you’re standing in line, waiting for another Pumpkin Spice Latte, scroll through this list, and pick out a delicious, cozy pumpkin soup for dinner! Perfect way to double your pumpkin joy! 😉