Wondering what to make with the leftover pumpkin puree and carrots from baking those healthy pumpkin carrot muffins? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!
I’ve got a feel-good soup for you that is thick and creamy, and made with simple wholesome ingredients.
This turmeric, sweet potato & pumpkin soup would make a great alternative to a butternut squash soup. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good butternut squash soup. But, as you may have experienced, cutting up a butternut squash is no easy task. I’ve kept this soup nice and easy to make by using canned pumpkin puree – no cutting up a giant pumpkin required!
It’s perfect for cold days and for when you’re feeling under the weather. Try it as a side to go with a salad or sandwich, or as a light appetizer before the main course. As you probably guessed, my favourite way to enjoy this soup is by soaking it all up with some fresh multigrain bread.
Well friends, we have reached the end of October, so this is the last of my pumpkin recipes…for now…
Which recipe was your favourite? Let me know!
TURMERIC SWEET POTATO PUMPKIN SOUP (V+GF)
This feel-good soup is thick and creamy, and made with simple wholesome ingredients. It's perfect for a crisp fall day, and super easy to make. Try it as an alternative to a classic butternut squash soup!
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup carrots, chopped (~ 1-2 large carrots)
- 6 cups water (or substitute vegetable broth for additional flavour)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 15oz. can pure pumpkin puree (~ 1 3/4 cups)
- 1 Tbsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- 1/8 tsp pepper + more to taste
- pinch of cayenne (optional)
To a large pot, add olive oil, onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for approximately 7 minutes or until the onions start to look soft and translucent.
Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, and stir. Bring to a boil, then cover and lower heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
If using an immersion blender, blend soup right in the pot, serve and enjoy! Alternatively, let the soup cool, and then blend in batches using a traditional or bullet blender. Transfer back to pot, heat, serve and enjoy!
- After blending, if consistency is too thick, add an additional cup of water.
- Nutritional information is approximate.
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YUM! I love sweet potatoes and pumpkin! so this is a must in my meals!
They’re so good right!? Glad you like it!
I love sweet potatoes, even better than regular potatoes, but I have never had sweet potatoes in a soup before! I would love to try this recipe someday. It sounds very healthy, and, most importantly delicious too.
Thanks Patricia! Sweet potatoes are THE BEST and I hope you enjoy them just as much in soup form!
This is a perfect meal for Halloween! Now I know what to cook tonight. Thank youuuu!
Yay! Thanks Karla, enjoy!!
Bookmarked! I have two soup bowls waiting to be filled with tasty soups but I never get to making one! This looks super yum
Thanks Kanishka, hope you love it!
this looks truly delish and we all love sweet potato and pumpkin at home (except my dd) .. will try this out
Thanks Vidya, enjoy!!
This looks so good and sounds pretty easy. I definitely want to give it a try.
Thanks Kristin, let me know what you think!
Made as instructed and found it really bland so I added some organic light coconut milk, more spice and some liquid smoke. I think what is missing from other soups I’ve made was roasting the veggies first to give them more flavour. Also most recipes suggest veggie stock (or chicken) instead of water – again more flavour. Appreciate how healthy it is though and even with the additions I felt it was still really good. Served it with your pesto hummus recipe which was great!
My intention for this soup was to be very simple and nourishing. Your additions sound delicious though! x
This recipe literally has no flavour. It’s like drinking turmeric water. I have not bothered to read the above comments but wow. Don’t make this recipe.
Hi Brandon, sorry you didn’t enjoy this soup. It’s meant to be very simple and nourishing, and of course taste like turmeric. To add some extra flavour you could use vegetable stock instead of water and/or roast the sweet potato first.
Should have read the other comments champ. Its a nice simple soup how did manage to mess that one up lol.