Pumpkin Soup …

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Now that the weather has turned very cool here in Queensland it’s time to start cooking those beautiful, hearty meals that bring us warmth and comfort. Winter for me means a bowl of steaming hot soup so here’s my rustic version of the ever-popular Pumpkin Soup … quick, easy and delicious!

Pumpkin Soup …
Ingredients …
  • 4 large onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2.5 kg pumpkin of your choice, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
  • dash of tobasco
  • 8 shortcut bacon pieces, chopped
Method …
  1. Place onions, garlic and butter in a large pot and gently simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Add pumpkin, potatoes and salt and enough water to just cover.
  3. When pumpkin is almost cooked, add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from stove, add a dash of tobasco of and blend.
  5. Cook chopped bacon in pan until crispy.
  6. Serve soup and add some bacon.

Clever Tips, Tricks and Hints …

  • I usually use Kent pumpkin, however, any variety of pumpkin is suitable.
  • If you prefer a creamier consistency, add some cream, plain yoghurt or sour cream before serving.
  • This recipe will produce a huge pot of soup and is suitable to freeze.
  • I sometimes add some cooked pasta to my pumpkin soup when serving to make it more of a meal and some beautiful crusty bread, either fresh or toasted, works well too.
  • This soup is also great for using up any leftover vegies like carrot, sweet potato or cauliflower.
  • I also like to garnish my soup with some fresh basil. Not only does it look good but it adds to the flavour.

So tell me, what’s your favourite soup recipe?


  1. Hehe I thought that Queensland never got cold! ? That’s why I want to fly north for the winter ?

    • Sandie says:

      Queensland definitely gets cold and here on the Gold Coast it was freezing over the last couple of days. We even had to drag out the donnas and flannelette sheets!