7 Easy Can Pumpkin Soup Recipes to Fall in Love With

Pumpkin soup is a delicious and warm dish that can be enjoyed during the fall season. It’s also great for those who are trying to lose weight because it’s low in calories, fat, and sugar. And there are many can pumpkin soup recipes to support the diet.

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Pumpkin soup with basil. Credit: canva

In this blog post, we have compiled 5 recipes of canned pumpkin soup that you will want to make this season. From traditional creamy soups to spicy Thai curry variations, these recipes will help you love the taste of pumpkin soup.

What Is a Can Pumpkin Soup?

Getting to Know about Can Pumpkin

Can pumpkin or canned pumpkin is just pumpkin that has been cooked and then processed in a can. It is not to be confused with the fresh pumpkin, which often requires roasting before you get its puree.

Nowadays there are many different types of canned pumpkin soup on the market, usually including cream soups or tomato-based soups. There are also ones with spices or herbs added to the mix.

What’s good about canned pumpkin soup is that it has a long shelf life, so you can store them in your pantry or fridge and use them as needed. This means that you will have easy access to this healthy dish on those busy days where cooking from scratch would be too much work for you after a long day at work.

What is canned pumpkin good for?

Canned pumpkin soup is good for those who are on a diet, especially if they’re trying to lose weight. It will also make your meat dishes more appetizing and flavorful as it’s very neutral in flavor.

Can you eat it without cooking it?

At first, you may think that there’s no way to eat canned pumpkin without cooking it. After all, we just explained how cans of the stuff are cooked and processed before they hit store shelves. It’s been steamed and pureed. It’s safe to eat right from the can.

However, as many people know by now, raw food is becoming a popular diet trend for those who want to lose weight or maintain their body weight. So, yes, you can eat canned pumpkin without cooking it as long as you get the additional raw stuff from a grocery store or farmer’s market and slice them up in your own home kitchen!

7 Easy Can Pumpkin Soup Recipes

How to Make Canned Pumpkin Soup?

Making canned pumpkin soup is as simple as throwing the ingredients together and letting it simmer for 30 minutes or so.

Here are some of our favorite recipes that you can make in less than an hour:

Creamy Chipotle Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

Spicy, creamy, and vegan!

This pumpkin soup recipe is made with black beans, which are a great source of protein. It also has cream and spices that will make your meal satisfying without the guilt.

Directions:

  1. Sautee onion in olive oil for about five minutes or until translucent
  2. Add garlic cloves to the pot and sautee for another minute or so before adding black beans, canned pumpkin puree, and water
  3. Add chipotle pepper for heat and cayenne pepper as well (optional) along with bay leafs. Bring to a simmer then add in salt and heavy cream after it has boiled for 20 minutes or so
  4. Let the soup cool down before blending until smooth

Spicy Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup

This is perfect for those who have a taste for something spicy and flavorful.

This recipe has just the right amount of spice with coconut milk, ginger, chilies, soy sauce, lime juice. The fresh pumpkin chunks will add some sweetness to your dish too while also giving you a healthy dose of fiber.

Directions:

  1. Dice fresh pumpkin and cook in an oiled pot for about five minutes or until tender
  2. Add garlic, ginger, shallots before adding the coconut milk, soy sauce, chilies (optional), lime juice and water to make it spicy like Thai curry soup – let simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes
  3. Stir in pumpkin puree and season with salt, pepper, fish sauce (optional), cilantro, or basil leaves. Add some lime juice if you feel the soup is too bland for your liking

Easy Canned Pumpkin Soup

This recipe has a simpler list of ingredients that will make it easier to put together on those days when you’re in a rush.

Directions:

  1. In a soup pot, add canned pumpkin puree and vegetable broth then let simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add salt, pepper, curry powder (optional), onion powder
  2. To thicken your soup even more you can also use cornstarch to make a roux and cook it for about 30 seconds
  3. Add milk of your choice, whisking until the soup is creamy enough then let simmer for another few minutes before you add in some cilantro leaves (optional)

Potato, Carrot & Canned Pumpkin Soup

This recipe will warm up any cold night. It’s also vegan and gluten-free

This soup is hearty for a winter’s day. You can also add in some chicken broth or vegetable stock if you’d like something thicker. It’s easy to customize this recipe which has the perfect amount of savory flavors with just enough sweetness from the pumpkin.

Directions:

  1. Dice potatoes and carrots before cooking them in an oiled pot with a little bit of salt for about five minutes or until they start to soften
  2. Add canned pumpkin, vegetable broth (or chicken stock), water, onion powder. Bring this mixture to a simmer then let it cook on low heat for 20 minutes
  3. You can also add in some fresh thyme or rosemary leaves for a more robust flavor
  4. Turn off the heat and blend until smooth then serve with salt, pepper, chippies (optional) on top. Any soup lover will love this dish!

Creamy Canned Pumpkin Soup

This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a soup that is not too spicy but still has a flavor. The black beans will add protein to your meal and the chipotle pepper will provide that smoky spiciness from those other recipes.

Directions:

  1. Sautee onion in olive oil for about five minutes or until translucent
  2. Add garlic cloves to the pot and sautee for another minute or so before adding black beans, canned pumpkin puree, and water
  3. Add chipotle pepper for heat and cayenne pepper as well (optional) along with bay leafs. Bring to a simmer then add in salt and heavy cream after it has boiled for 20 minutes or so
  4. Let the soup cool down before blending until smooth

Crockpot Pumpkin Soup

A delicious soup that is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients!

Directions:

  1. In a crockpot, add canned pumpkin puree and vegetable broth then let simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add salt, pepper, curry powder (optional), onion powder.
  2. To thicken your soup even more you can also use cornstarch to make a roux and cook it for about 30 seconds
  3. Add milk of your choice, whisking until the soup is creamy enough then let simmer for another few minutes before you add in some cilantro leaves (optional).

Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Pumpkin Soup

The creaminess of the soup will be a perfect match for chicken.

Directions:

  1. Cover the bottom of a pot with olive oil, then sautee onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute or so before adding canned pumpkin puree, water and chicken broth.
  2. Add basil leaves (and parsley if you have some too), salt, sugar and tomato paste to make it smoother in texture
  3. A few minutes later, add in boiled chicken and heavy cream to the pot
  4. Let it simmer for about 15-20minutes with a lid on so that all of the flavors can meld together. Taste before adding more salt or pepper if necessary. Then whisk until smooth before serving!

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