Bewitch: The Pumpkin Soup Kids and Grown-ups Will Love

Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Soup Recipe

I believe the big secret of any good soup is the amount of love you pour into it. If you get that right, there is no way to fail. There are, however, a few more tricks to transform any soup into a real treat.

I don’t know about you but I never really liked eating soup while growing up. Having soup for lunch or dinner was a bummer. That didn’t change much in my young adult years.

I only learned to love and appreciate soup when I made my own. As with all my other adventures in the kitchen, I started with no recipe. I just tuned in and worked with what I had.

I knew I didn’t want a soup like the one I was familiar with. My grandmother’s soup is nice but it lacks consistency. My mother’s soup is ok but it lacks taste most of the time. 

I can’t say what thought processes led me to the way I do my soups. All I knew was that I wanted flavour and good consistency. From there, I let my intuition guide me about what to do, how and when.

After being rated as the “best ever pumpkin soup”, I can now share my pumpkin soup recipe with you.

Easy Pumpkin Recipe

List of Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato 
  • 1/2 small pumpkin
  • 2 leaks
  • 3 carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Ginger (powdered or grated)
  • Mixed herbs
  • Turmeric
  • Pumpkin seeds, chestnut, bread crumbs (optional)

Benefits of Pumpkin Soup

These micronutrients are essential to keep our nervous and immunological systems in good health.

Starting Out

I start with a bit of olive oil in a pot and I let it warm up. I cut my onions as small as possible. Onions go first into the pot and I let them go gold, before adding the garlic. For garlic, I either use a grater or smash them and add them to the pot. 

The vegetables 

I cut all my vegetables into small chunks or thin slices. I add the leak and let it turn golden. Next, I add the sweet potato, the pumpkin and the carrots. I give them a good stir before adding anything else and I add olive oil if needed.

The Seasoning

Once everything is in the pot, I move on to the seasoning. This includes salt, pepper, ginger, mixed herbs, and garlic powder. I give everything a good mix.

Next, I add water to the pot only to the point everything is covered. I lower the heat and let it do its thing. I add a good amount of turmeric once the vegetables look nearly cooked. I add water if needed too.

More Magic 

By now, there is already a wonderful smell in the kitchen. I check if the potatoes and pumpkin are done. If they are, I turn off the heat and let it cool down a bit. 

The next step is to use the magic wand and transform everything into a nice and consistent soup. If you find it too robust for you, you can add water until it is perfect for your taste.

Extra Magic Dust

To make the soup even more interesting to taste, you can add bread crumbs slightly toasted with a bit of olive oil. I usually also add pumpkin seeds and smashed chestnuts on top once served.

Final Thoughts

This is how I achieved a tasty and creamy pumpkin soup. I have done the same for other soups. I only change the kind of vegetables I use. I have done one with cabbage and another with beetroot. 

On top of the love you put into making your soup, it’s important to build up the flavour from the very beginning. That’s at least the foundation of my soups.

Please note that children are pretty sensitive to seasoning. Be mindful of that when adding pepper and ginger. You may even need to remove them from your ingredients.

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26 Comments

  1. Hilary Tan says:

    Your pumpkin soup recipe looks so yummy!! 🎃🍃 I’ve made potato soup and squash soup in the past, and I have yet to try making pumpkin soup. Pumpkin is a wonderful ingredient to use, especially during the autumn season.

    I also want to point out how aesthetically pleasing your blog post is. Everything from your Pinterest pin to the photography is absolutely stunning! You did a great job! 👏

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    1. Oh, thank you, Hilary ❤️ That’s so sweet of you. Let me know if you give this one a try. I came up with it last fall and I’ve been addicted to it, I’m always dreaming of more, especially when it’s rainy and cold 🌧️😊 The spices are very healing.

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  2. This sounds perfect for those chilly days where you need fuzzy socks, a throw blanket, and your softest sweater 😁

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    1. Oh, yes 🤩😍 You nailed it 100%! 🙌

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  3. This sounds like an amazing soup; I will definitely give this a try as it will be perfect now that the days and evenings are colder! Yum!

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    1. Oh yes! It’s a delight and a perfect treat in those days 🤩 Let me know 😍🙌

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  4. Rachel says:

    Looks delicious; perfect for this time of the year.

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    1. Yes, and it’s packed with wonderful nutrients 🤩 The spices add much healing, especially the turmeric ❤️

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  5. thestoicpadawan says:

    This recipe is making me hungry and crave for some pumpkin soup. Being in the US around Halloween is adding fuel to this. I’ might make it one of these days. I love a good soup, we used to have a meal soup when I was younger and then have pancakes after. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it.

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    1. Oh, that’s such a lovely memory from childhood 🥞 Thank you for sharing, Benny. I hope you have a great time, Halloween in the US must be super fun!

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  6. Looking forward to trying this! I love soup at this time of year. Thanks for sharing. I’m hungry thinking about it. Xx

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    1. It’s so yummy – and the spices offer so much healing 🤩😍 Let me know if you give it a try x

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  7. Mouthwatering recipe. Sounds promising.

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  8. Yummy! I love pumpkin soup! This recipe doesn’t sound so hard to try. I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yay, let me know if you give it a go 🤩 Being easy to make is definitely one of my favourite aspects of it Image result for emoji love 🥰

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  9. AmethystAP says:

    This sounds so tasty. I will have to give it a try. I’m a huge fan of soups but like you said it had to be flavourful and a good consistency. Happy soup season. 😁

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    1. Oh, yes 🥰 I’m so happy you think the same about soup 🤩

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  10. Nyxinked says:

    Beautiful! I’d love to give it a go at home. Our local shop has started selling pumpkins again so it’s about time we give this a go for the year!

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    1. Oh, that’s so awesome. I hope you get a chance to make it. Let me know 🤩 Love the idea of supporting local shops x

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  11. That soup looks so delicious. I’ve never had pumpkin soup ever and I’m happy you’ve shared this recipe. I think my son will love it!

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    1. I hope so 🤩 Let me know! I have not had complaints until today but… there are never enough trials 😁❤️

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  12. Blogs by J says:

    I am going to make one tomorrow, I will try this! Thank you love 🙂 It looks great!

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  13. Blogs by J says:

    I tried this today, delicious!!! Thank you so much 😊 🎃 Happy Halloween!

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  14. Ochanyablog says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I definitely going to give it a try.

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