Gluten-free Spiced Pumpkin Soup

The other evening, I made Spiced Pumpkin Soup for dinner. Pilot said it smelled delicious when he got home after work. I wasn’t so sure. The soup had Cumin in it, and to my nose, it smelled like chili, not pumpkin. If I cook something that has pumpkin in it, I expect it to smell like pumpkin pie. Not chili.

Spiced Pumpkin SoupThe recipe calls for Cardamon. We were out, so I substituted Allspice, instead.

Pilot enjoyed the soup. Honest. He had two bowlfuls.

Me? I ate it, but wasn’t that impressed. Like I said, if I cook pumpkin, I expect pumpkin pie. Next time, I think I’ll do away with the Cumin, and add Pumpkin Pie Spice instead.

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 C reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 12 oz can evaporated fat-free milk

In a large pot, heat oil over low for 30 seconds. Add onion and cook 3 mins or until soft.

Add garlic and cook 1 min. Stir in spices, salt, and pepper. Cook 1 min, stirring.

Whisk in broth and pumpkin. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add milk and simmer for 2 mins.

Using whisk, puree soup until smooth. Add a little more broth to thin, if desired.


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2 thoughts on “Gluten-free Spiced Pumpkin Soup

    • Laura, sorry for the confusion. I accidentally posted the recipe before it was ready. Got ahead of myself. I pulled it, but the title still shows up. If I get it right the next time, 😉 it will post on Dec. 11. I hope you’ll check back. The recipe is gluten free, and I love them!


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