This luxurious, subtly-spiced Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk recipe will warm you from the inside out. It is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo. Ready to eat in just 20 minutes!
This easy-to-make soup is ideal for chilly weather and evenings when you want something simple and comforting. It is thick, full of flavor and comes together in mere minutes! It is perfect for meal prepping, so feel free to make a batch ahead of time to have on hand for the coming week.
This Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk recipe would be great for entertaining and taking along to fall and winter gatherings. Since it is naturally gluten-free, paleo and vegan, it is suitable for many people following special diets.
Main Ingredients in Curried Pumpkin Soup
Not only is this pumpkin soup recipe quick and easy, it is also extremely nutritious. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, which is important for keeping your eyesight sharp. Pumpkin is also a good source of fiber, which keeps you feeling full for longer on fewer calories.
Coconut milk gives the soup a rich and creamy consistency, without the use of heavy cream. A touch of curry powder gives it the slightest hint of warm Indian spices without being overly spicy.
How to Make Curried Pumpkin Soup
This homemade pumpkin soup recipe is so simple to make. Start the cooking process with a base of chopped onions, garlic, ginger, and curry powder. Then add the pumpkin puree, broth, and coconut milk, season with some S&P, and simmer until done.
Use a blender to purée the soup at the end and you have a beautifully smooth, thick, and satisfying curried pumpkin soup. I use an immersion blender to puree the soup, but you could also transfer the soup to a traditional blender and blend it in batches instead.
Important – Be sure to use these two safety precautions when using a traditional blender to blend hot liquids:
- Blend the hot liquid in batches and only fill the blender up until it is halfway full. Any more than that can cause a serious accident.
- Before you start blending, remove the center insert in the lid of your blender. Then, place your hand over top the lid with a dish towel and keep most of the hole covered. This is done to allow the hot steam to escape and prevent any splashes while the blender is running.
For this Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe, I recommend:
- McCormick Curry Powder – This is the curry powder I use! The quality is excellent and it gives a rich, fragrant and well-rounded flavor to soups and curries.
- Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk – I love the taste, texture and consistency of this brand. It adds so much body and richness to dishes like this one.
- KitchenAid Hand Blender – This is the one I use and love! I have had mine for years and it is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I use it all the time to quickly blend up soups, smoothies and dips.
- Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper – This is the one I have and it is one of my most-used kitchen tools. I use mine all the time to quickly chop up vegetables. I especially love using it to dice onions, because it saves me from all the tears!
If you make this Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk
- In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes until softened. Add garlic, ginger and curry powder and cook for 1 - 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Stir in the pumpkin purée, broth and coconut milk. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer to a traditional blender and puree in batches until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of coconut milk and pumpkin seeds if using.
- The soup is meant to have a rich consistency, but if it is too thick for you, just add more broth or some water to thin it out.
- If you are not vegetarian or vegan, the vegetable broth can be substituted with chicken broth.
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