Spicy Pumpkin Soup

When I spotted this recipe, the first thing that I noticed was the curry powder. I love anything made with curry powder. Curry powder is the chocolate of spices, i.e., anything is better with curry.  Whipping up this pumpkin soup was an easy way to fill the house with the autumnal scent of an Indian potpourri.  That sounds silly to me, too. I just wanted to use the word autumnal, because I enjoy saying it aloud.  What seasonal words bring a smile to your face?  Get off my blog if you are thinking snow.  We can’t be friends. We just can’t.

pumpkin soup ingredients

That’s right, I cook with garlic powder, and  boxed stock. I forgot the evaporated milk when taking the ingredient photo. I used fat free evaporated milk.
As a huge fan of cold soups, I figured this would better after a few hours in the refrigerator. I was correct. The soup, which was merely good when hot, was amazing when served chilled.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) cans pumpkin
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk (skim works fine)
Saute onion in butter, until soft.
Stir in the curry, salt, and garlic powder.
Add the broth and pumpkin, bring to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
Stir in evaporated milk and chill.
Serve with corn muffins, because every meal should feature corn muffins.  They are autumnal, as you know.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe at food.com.



  1. First of all, Lisa, I love that recipe, and that bowl is WONDERFUL. I haven't seen that pattern at your house before, but I love it dearly.

    Curry does smell delicious, and as far as words... I can't think of one off the top of my head, but that might have something to do with the fact that I'm up LATE and am sleep deprived!



  2. Oh girl, I've got to try this one. Hubs isn't a soup fan but I love to have some on hand for my lunch time and this looks absolutely marvelous!!! I can almost smell the aroma already.

    Thanks!!! :o)

    You have yourself a blessed and beautiful Tuesday sweetie!!!

  3. Ok, that looks really good, but cold? Not sure I could do it. Maybe if I moved to Florida.

  4. I never get tired of pumpkin or squash soup recipes. Thanks for posting this one!

  5. I have also not tried pumpkin soup! Not sure if I would like it, but I am a big fan of pumpkin spice iced coffee haha! I just wrote a blog about Dunkins actually, check it out! http://collegekidsfastfoodfrenzy.blogspot.com/

  6. I love your soup and I LOVE your bowl :)


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  8. Sorry Lisa!!! I totally got confused on that one, didn't I!!! Your soup does look good and FOR SURE now I'm your newest follower!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  9. This sound looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays! I'd love if you could share the link with your friends. :)