Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes.
I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more could you want out of a recipe!
I used to make this recipe by adding milk at the end but I have done away with the milk as it just isn’t necessary. I have included in the recipe as optional for those who feel like they might want to add it.
When taking photos for this recipe I made a double batch so I could freeze half for another night. The perfect recipe in my opinion.
Amanda (Simple home cook)
Pumpkin soup – only 4 ingredients
- 4kg Jap or Kent pumpkin, peeled and chopped into large chunks
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 large onion, peeled & diced
- 150g bacon pieces
- ¼ cup milk (optional)
- In a large saucepan over high heat, add the pumpkin and chicken stock. Bring to the boil then reduce to medium heat.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, add onion and bacon. Cover and microwave on high for 2 mins. Stir, then microwave for a further 2 mins.
- Add the cooked onion and bacon to the boiling pumpkin and stir through.
- Cook for 20 mins or until pumpkin is very soft. Remove from heat.
- Using a stick mixer, blend up the contents of the saucepan until smooth. OPTIONAL ** add milk and blend until smooth. If it is too thick, add a little more water until you reach your desired consistency.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until dinner time.
Post written by Amanda Arnold
My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’. To check it out, please visit www.simplehomecook.com.au
robynAugust 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm
I was wondering if you could do this pumpkin soup in a slow cooker
Kelly - Be A Fun MumAugust 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm
You probably can…although if you want a recipe for a slow cooker, here is one https://www.beafunmum.com/2011/06/slow-cooker-pumpkin-soup-recipe/
Moses BrodinMarch 18, 2019 at 2:35 pm
I can’t wait already made the list and head to the grocery store. This will be delicious with a cup of cider or english breakfast tea!
Moses BrodinApril 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm
What a fun way to use squash! I am making butternut squash tonight, but am going to have to try this next time!
Victoria TeggMay 28, 2019 at 9:02 pm
Made this tonight and topped the spaghetti squash with steamed broccoli, sliced cherry tomatoes, and green onions before pouring on the sauce. So delish!!!
Kelly - Be A Fun MumMay 29, 2019 at 10:45 am
That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Moses BrodinJune 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm
I am going shopping in two days and will definetly make these. I have a big muffin pan though. I enjoy low carb foods.Thanx for posting this !!
Deep WebAugust 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm
I can’t wait to try some of your recipes! I just got my first crock pot (and I’m a senior) and am exploring the world of slow cooked food. Thanks!
Rose MartineOctober 16, 2019 at 2:33 pm
You list garlic in the ingredients list, but I don’t see where you add it to the recipe. I would guess that you add it to the partially sautéed onions?
DeepOnionWebNovember 16, 2019 at 8:40 am
Best pumpkin soup I made in a while already a fan of your website!
Hannah FlackOctober 7, 2020 at 9:43 pm
this looks so delicious! My husband hates eggs, so I never make Frittata’s which is a shame. Have you tried freezing this or something similar. I’m thinking for my breakfast or lunch, I could make ahead. Let me know, much appreciated!
Rose MartineNovember 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm
I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.
DremammrketJanuary 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm
I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again!
Jayme SilvestriNovember 18, 2021 at 4:13 pm
You are AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you so much for this. I was considering doing the same thing and you’ve just made the task a lot less daunting.