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Autumn Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

  • Author: Lisa @ My Studio Kitchen
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Enjoy this warm and cozy soup.


  • 1 small pumpkin (21/2 pound)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 chipotles in adobo with a little sauce (depending on your spice tolerance)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 6 cups water or vegetable stock (I used water)
  • 12  teaspoon maple syrup
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Pumpkin Seeds

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey



  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Cut pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff. Cut each half into 3 equal pieces. Rub with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Place on baking sheet lined with foil and roast for 30 minutes until edges start to caramelize.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a deep soup pot, add 2 teaspoons olive oil, then add onions ad cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, chipotle and spices, stir and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add pumpkin and water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let soup simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes then blend in a blender in batches or use an immersion blender.
  6. Return to pot, taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Pumpkin seeds

  1. Heat a small skillet with oil, add seeds and stir to coat all.
  2. Add sugar and salt and stir until sugar begins to caramelize and turn brown. Remove from heat and stir in honey.
  3. Place on a plate to cool.


Depending on the size of the pumpkin, you may need to add additional water.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Oven & stove
  • Cuisine: healthy

Keywords: pumpkin soup, soup, pumpkin seeds, chipotle, fall recipe

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