Heartwarming and healthy pumpkin soup

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite family recipes: my mother’s famous pumpkin soup! It’s a healthy but filling dish that warms you up after a long autumn or winter walk. The recipe was invented by my mother and it always reminds me of my her kitchen and cosy autumn evenings at home.

I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

Heartwarming and healthy pumpkin soup


  • 1 Hokkaido pumpkin (also known as “red kuri squash”), deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into round slices
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 floury potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • fresh ginger (about 3 cm / 1 inch), peeled and finely grated
  • vegetable stock (about 1L / 4 cups)
  • pumpkin spice blend / soup seasoning of your choice (I used Herbaria’s “Cheeky Pumpkin”)
  • sunflower oil
  • optional: chopped chilli or cayenne pepper
  • toppings: crème fraîche, pumpkin seed oil or roasted pumpkin seeds

Heartwarming and healthy pumpkin soup


  1. Prepare the vegetables and grate the ginger (Tip: Use a teaspoon to peel your ginger!)
  2. Heat some sunflower oil in a large pot. Add the onions and sauté until translucent
  3. Add the pumpkin chunks and carrot slices, stir well and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the potato chunks and pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft
  5. Purée with a hand blender
  6. Add the ginger and chopped chilli (or cayenne pepper). Add as much or little as you like, but the soup should be bit spicy to warm you up properly
  7. Add crème fraîche, pumpkin seed oil and roasted pumpkin seeds


Heartwarming and healthy pumpkin soup

By the way, do you know this type of pumpkin as “Hokkaido pumpkin” or “red kuri squash”?

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