This easy pumpkin pepper soup is a wonderful fall soup that is made with just six ingredients. It is a good one for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table asap.
Hello Friends! We just got back from a weekend trip and I did not have many groceries on hand, but this was incredibly easy to put together. I originally published this recipe back in 2012 but it is still a favorite when a quick weeknight meal is needed.
Did you have a wonderful weekend? Is it feeling like fall where you are?
Below is the original recipe post from my first year of blogging. I love that the photos remind me of our last home. We had many wonderful memories in that house and they are just as comforting as this soup.
Be sure to check out our other great soup recipes on the island:
- Easy Mexicorn Chowder – This colorful and creamy soup is made in minutes and is delightfully delicious and filling.
- Potato Chipotle Soup – A tasty potato soup revved up with a little Chipotle pepper. Wonderful for a chilly day or evening.
- Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup – a classic flavorful, homestyle soup that brings back memories of simpler times.
I am in the pumpkin spirit now, so tonight I made my my Spicy Pumpkin Soup. It is really delicious on a fall day or evening and it only takes a few ingredients. This Pumpkin Soup Recipe is one of my favorite fall soups.
Slightly Spicy Pumpkin Soup
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 14 oz can chicken broth
½ cup milk (I used 2%)
½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the minced onion. Once the onion starts to look clear, add the remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat.
I used 2 percent milk in my soup, but you could also use whole milk.
When you get to the pepper flakes, start with ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes. I like my soup spicy so I use a teaspoon, but you should "pepper" to your liking. Sorry for the blurry photo, but this was from my original post six years ago and I lacked in my photography skills.
Continue to cook the soup on low until heated through. There is no need to put through a processor, the soup is already smooth and creamy, but you can if you want it super smooth. This soup goes great with cornbread or dinner rolls.
Update: This is one of the recipes from the first year of blogging, some of the photos are not as beautiful as I would like them to be, but the soup still has the same great flavor.
Makes 4 single servings. Enjoy with a grilled cheese sandwich or some cheese bread.
Pumpkin Pepper Soup
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons minced onion
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 14 oz can chicken broth
- ½ cup milk I used 2%
- ½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the minced onion.
- Once the onion starts to look clear, add the remaining ingredients.
- Cook over low heat 10-15 minutes..
Yum! I love butternut squash soup so I think I'll definitely love this!
Jessi @ Practically Functional
Oh wow, that sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
That looks really yummy! I like potato soup but this looks so simple to prepare that I may have to give it a try at lunch some time (I don't think my boys would care for it).
It's a little spicy, but it makes a good healthy soup. Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂
I love pumpkin soup. The simpler, the better to really let the pumpkin shine. This looks awesome.... can't wait for sweater weather now! Found your link at SNAP! Stopping over from Bulldogs and Brown Sugar
Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY
Nothing wrong with some spice! I love that this is simpler than most recipes for pumpkin soup that require 1,000 steps and crazy ingredients! I'd love to have you link this up at my party!
Yum! Looks amazing!
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
I've never tried pumpkin soup! Thanks for adding a new recipe to my hubby's to do list! And thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!
This looks delicious! I love pumpkin but have never tried pumpkin soup. I will now 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend
Thanks Michelle for your sweet comment. I hope you like it!
Sarah @ Becoming Martha
Oh yum! I would love this!
Thanks for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up party this week - hope to see you again next week!
Thanks Sarah! I will be there!
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I tried it for lunch and really enjoyed it. I made it with vegetable broth instead of chicken so I needed to add a touch more of seasonings. I added a dash of cumin, a dash of garlic salt and a few parsley flakes. I bought 3 flats of pumpkin last fall when they were on sale so this recipe will come in handy this winter.
Oh I love that you did this! I will try the garlic salt and parsley. Thank you so much for your comment 🙂
Yum! Thanks so much for linking up to my link party last week. I hope you'll stop by again today to link up some more of your ideas.
Have a great day!
Thank you Shannon!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
I was just thinking a pumpkin soup would be great for this chilly day!!! Can't wait to try this!!!
Thanks Jocelyn! Let me know if you try it!
Aubrey @ Real Housemoms
This pumpkin soup looks delicious! I love all things pumpkin this time of year. Thanks for sharing over at http://www.facebook.com/RealHouseMoms
That is a winner! I have to be careful with red pepper flakes, but Cassidy piles them in. And I'd use whole milk or even cream!