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Pumpkin Soup Base Recipe

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“I bought a big pumpkin from the market this morning. I've made a basic soup which I'll freeze then add various ingredients to it when I thaw it out and reheat it. I think each portion would serve 5-6 people.”
1hr 15mins
5 Litres

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, garlic and celery; cook until softened but don't colour (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the pumpkin, stock (you only want enough stock to barely reach the top of the pumkin).
  3. Stir and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender (about 40 minutes).
  4. Blend or process until smooth.
  5. Cool quickly and freeze in 5x1 litre portions.
  6. *Thissoup is really quite thick at this stage, so when thawed you can add:
  7. *1/2cup of cream and nutmeg for a traditional finish.
  8. *1/2cup of cream, crispy bacon and thyme.
  9. *a220g can of tomatoes for another change of flavour.
  10. *asplash of fish sauce, a tablespoon of red curry paste, fresh coriander and basil and 1/2 cup of coconut cream for an Asian style soup.

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