Spicy Pumpkin Soup is perfect for Fall and the holiday season! It warms you to the bones especially when you add a bit of heat! Grab your favorite soup bowl, ladle in a generous serving, top with hot pepper sauce and serve with hot crusty bread. The soup is thick and hearty so you can dip your bread wiping the bowl clean.
Course: Holidays, Soup
Keyword: Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Cutting board and knife
Large soup pot
Hand blender, optional
Step 1 Ingredients
1Small Sweet Oniondiced
1tbspFresh Ginger chopped
Step 2 Ingredients
½cupCrisp Dry White WineI use Chardonnay
Hot Pepper Sauce Ingredients
12ouncesHot Pepperschopped (use gloves)
7tbspFresh Lime Juice
3tbspLight Soy Sauce
Step 1 Preparation
In a large soup pan, heat olive oil and sauté the onions until soft.
Add garlic and ginger and simmer for a minute. Be careful because garlic burns easily.
Step 2 Preparation
Add your wine, chicken stock, and 1 cup pumpkin puree and mix.
If you want your soup smoother, you can blend it with a hand blender right in your soup pan. That is the method I like to use. Or you could carefully pour it into a blender and then back into your soup pan.
Mix in another cup of pumpkin puree and light cream.
Add your sweetener. How much you add is dependent upon the sweetness you want.
Add your cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, and salt. If you do not like a lot of spices then add just a little of each and give it a taste test. Add more spices and salt until you are happy with the flavor.
Sometimes the cinnamon does not blend completely in the soup. If that happens, I use my hand blender to finish breaking up and blending the cinnamon.
Hot Pepper Sauce Preparation
Rinse and dry your peppers. Clean them wearing gloves as you do not want to get burned by the oils. Remember to never touch your eyes while cleaning peppers.
Place all the ingredients in a blender. You may use less or more of the ingredients that I used for this recipe. Puree soup until smooth. Store in sealed container in the refrigerator.
Serving the Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Ladle the Pumpkin Soup into a bowl.
Top with desired amount of Hot Pepper Sauce.
Calories are approximate based upon serving size and toppings. Calories does not include the Hot Pepper Sauce.