Mums share their secret ingredients to make the perfect pumpkin soup. Yummy!

I love pumpkin soup on a cold day. Nothing warms up your soul better than a big bowl of pumpkin soup.

I like to add a bit of curry powder and a sprinkle of garam masala to add that little bit of spice and extra warmth.

Some of these clever little secret additions are actually quite genius though!

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Secret ingredients from mums

Some mums add leek and onion. Others add garlic and ginger.

Some say cooking the pumpkin in milk is the secret while others add coconut milk or cream to the mixture.

Potato, carrot and celery are popular additions as well as sweet potato too.

Roasting the pumpkin is a popular technique to enhance the flavours.

Adding BACON! for extra flavour also seems to be a winner.

Nutmeg and cumin are both fave spices to add for lots of our mums too.

Meanwhile orange was something we had never heard of before. That’s a bit different.

So what is your secret ingredient in pumpkin soup? Do you have a fail safe recipe that everyone loves?

  • My sister in law is in the last stages of emphysema and she LOVES pumpkin soup, it’s practically all she eats! I’ve been making it and taking it round to her, with garlic bread as she likes it. I’m keen to try some different ways to shoosh it up


  • Will have to test some of these out I don’t have any good tips but I do love pumpkin soup.


  • Mmm I’ve never actually made pumpkin soup before and it’s one of my favourites. My Nana makes an awesome one so I will have to get her recipe ASAP.


  • I like to add plain yoghurt in a swirl to each bowl.


  • Thanks for the tips I always try to change it up


  • I’ve never made a pumpkin soup I really loved. These are some great ideas for me to try.


  • Always roast the veggies first for a huge flavour burst. Pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, onion even the garlic……bung it all in the oven first


  • I can’t add spices and other things like onion because I have severe reflux but the addition of other ingredients sound very interesting.


  • Always roast the pumpkin before making the soap.


  • I love adding a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, I know it sounds a bit strange but it adds an extra subtle flavour element and a nice bit of protein and healthy fat


  • Our family sprinkles desiccated coconut on top of pumpkin soup and it is DELICIOUS!!


  • Some good suggestions there. Love a good ol pumpkin soup!


  • Some nice additions there, thank you.


  • Wow~ didn’t know you can add that many kind of different things in the soup. I normally just add some spices and herbs and garlic onion.


  • I have been making mine with onion, garlic, carrots and Turkey stock (which I make), when it’s cooked it’s blended until thick and smooth, then when serving I add either a bit of cream or sour cream (whichever you prefer) and pinch of smoked or sweet paprika


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