Roasted pumpkin pureed with onion, garlic, and ginger and made creamy with coconut milk. This Creamy Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup is a quick and easy way to tuck into something warm and delicious.
Pumpkin - Make sure that you use a cooking pumpkin for this and not a carving pumpkin. I used a Long Island Cheese Pumpkin. Typically "pie pumpkins" are what you'll find in the grocery store.
Onion, Garlic, & Ginger - These are the aromatics that will give this pumpkin soup a well-rounded flavor.
Vegetable Broth - I used a vegetable broth concentrate and water but you can use any vegetable broth that you like. You could also use chicken broth if you wanted.
Coconut Milk - Canned coconut milk gives this soup a nice rich creaminess. I like to use the full-fat version but the lite versions work too. Heavy cream is a good substitution if you don't want to use coconut milk. Make sure that you stir it well before measuring.
Maple Syrup - Maple syrup provides a nice little sweetness without making the soup too sweet. You could also use honey or agave.
Lime Juice - I love adding an acid like lime juice to soups. It really helps to brighten all of the other flavors. Be sure to have some extra slices on hand to serve with the soup.
How to Cut a Whole Pumpkin
Cut the pumpkin in half, then quarters, then each quarter in half again. You'll probably need to cut on one side of the stem rather than through it so you'll have two uneven halves. That's perfectly fine!
Cut off the peel.
Then, cut the flesh of the pumpkin into cubes.
How to Make Creamy Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Spread the cubed chunks of pumpkin out on a baking sheet and coat with oil. Bake for 30 minutes or until completely soft.
When the pumpkin is almost done roasting, begin heating oil in a Dutch oven or large pot.
Sauté the onions and ginger until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Pour in the vegetable broth and roasted pumpkin and increase the heat to medium-high. Bring the soup to a gentle boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium-low.
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it is completely smooth.
Pour in the coconut milk, maple syrup, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Give it a taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Items You May Need To Make This Recipe
Large Baking Sheet for roasting the pumpkin
Immersion Blender for blending the soup
Serving Creamy Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
I like to serve this soup with extra lime wedges, roasted salted pepitas, and red pepper flakes for some heat.
Crusty bread also goes great with any creamy soup!
Storage and Reheating
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Leftovers should be eaten within 4 to 5 days.
To reheat, pour soup into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave covered in 30-second bursts, stirring between each one, until warmed through.
You can also reheat it on the stove over medium-low heat.
Alternatives to Pumpkin
If you can't find or don't want to use pumpkin, no worries! You can substitute with other squash like butternut or acorn squash.
Or, you can substitute with sweet potatoes for a creamy potato soup.
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
- 1 medium pumpkin about 6 cups, cubed
- 4 tablespoons oil divided
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup canned coconut milk stirred well
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread out pumpkin cubes and coat with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Roast for 30 minutes or until completely soft.
- When the pumpkin is almost done roasting, heat the other 2 tablespoons of oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
- Sauté the onions and ginger until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Pour in the broth and roasted pumpkin. Increase the heat to medium-high and boil for 5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until it is smooth.
- Stir in the coconut milk, maple syrup, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
- Serve with toppings.
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