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Traditional Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Traditional Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is my family's favorite. Here in Australia, we can easily get beautiful pumpkins at a good price. My Aussie mates call it butternut pumpkin, but my American friends call it butternut squash. I think they are talking about the same delicious food, anyway. Every time I cook pumpkin soup, my family will always feel they don’t have enough.

  • 500gm pumpkin
  • 1 white onion (finely chopped)
  • 600ml chicken stock (or water and chicken stock cube)
  • 25gm butter
  • 300ml hot milk
  • pinch of allspice
  • salt and pepper, to your taste
  • parsley for garnish

Traditional Pumpkin Soup Procedures

  1. Peel pumpkin and cut into 5cm chunks.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan and gently fry onions for 10 minutes or until onion is soft. Pour in chicken stock and bring to boil. Add pumpkin chunks to stock and simmer until tender, (about 30 minutes). Let cool down a bit.
  3. Puree in a food processor and return to pan, add hot milk, allspice, salt and pepper to taste and heat gently. Serve hot with lightly sprinkle chopped parsley or cream as desired.


  1. I have a question since I'm a newbie at cooking. How do I puree?

  2. To jaymeeliz:
    Well, you can use an electrical mixer to puree. Just put all the ingredients into the mixer and puree until smooth. That's it.

  3. Hi,

    I was scratching my head wondering what to make for dinner tonight, and I saw your post... and I have pumpkin in the fridge. Woo-hoo!'

    Thanks over and over and over again.

  4. I've been looking for a pumpkin soup recipe that mirrors one I ate a long time ago when I was in Australia. This looks as it might be it! Thank you so much for sharing, this will be a part of my family's Thanksgiving menu this year. Can't wait to try it out!

  5. To Kai,
    Great to have you dropped by here.
    This is the one I found in Australia, with a very traditional taste.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  6. Sounds lovely and easy Christine will try it tonight - thank you

  7. does this cook for a family of...about 4? I have a large family and just wanted an average to know if I should maybe double it. Thanks in advance, love your site and all your recipes!

  8. @victoria:
    Yes, it's for a family of 3 to 4, depending on how hungry the people you are serving.

  9. Thanks Christine I was looking for pumpkin soup recipe for dinner, yours sounds great, will try it for my family dinner

    1. Wonderful ! Hope you'll like it as much as we do.