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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup is a Fall favorite around here with its light pumpkin flavor and creamy texture.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 5 thick-cut bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional shredded Gouda cheese, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  • Remove cooked bacon and set on paper towels to drain.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in the pan. Add diced onion to reserved bacon drippings and sauté until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the broth, pumpkin puree, paprika, salt, cumin, pumpkin spice, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Use an immersion blender and process until smooth. Stir in cream; heat through. Add cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle each serving with parsley, bacon and, if desired, additional cheese.


Calories: 254kcal