Roasted Spicy Pumpkin Soup


11/13/20232 min read

soup with sliced lemon on white ceramic bowl
soup with sliced lemon on white ceramic bowl

Roasted Spicy Pumpkin The perfect savory soup on a cool Fall day.

Pumpkin soup is super simple to make. It can be made in so many ways. For this recipe, we are making the soup savory, with a hint of warm spicy, and smokey goodness to warm that inner Fall chill.


1 large butternut squash or 2 baking pumpkins

2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock

1 bulb of garlic

1 yellow onion

1 tsp of smoked paprika

Pinch of chili powder, black pepper and salt to taste.

¼ cup olive oil to drizzle on the pumpkin, onion and garlic bulb.

Optional: blend or top with half and half cream OR nut milk of your choice.


Rinse the squash or pumpkin and the onion and garlic. Cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise and lay each open side up on a baking dish along with the whole yellow onion and the small garlic bulb

Drizzle pumpkin, onion and garlic with olive oil and sprinkle each with salt and black pepper and paprika. Preheat the oven to 250 and roast for about one hour or until the pumpkin is soft, like a baked potato.

Remove from the oven when the pumpkin is soft. Let cool, then scoop pumpkin out of the skin. Put the soft pumpkin, skinned onion and peeled garlic into a blender.

Simply cut the roasted garlic in half and the split cloves will slide right out with ease. Add the chicken or vegetable stock to the blender a little bit at a time. Add the amount of chicken or vegetable stock to create the thickness you love your soup. If you like it a little thicker, add less stock to the blender.

Blend for about 30 seconds on a low to medium setting or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Turn the blender off and give the soup a taste. Add a pinch of chili powder for spice and more salt or pepper and smoked paprika to taste.

Blend for 15-20 seconds. Add a splash of half and half cream or nut milk if desired.

Pour soup back into a pot to warm up. Pour soup into 2-4 bowls, top with a bit of chili powder or smoked paprika and a sprinkle of chopped green onions.

Enjoy your delicious Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup with your favorite crackers or warm bread. Any extra can be frozen and enjoyed later.

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