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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Thanksgiving Soup

All the fall things in a bowl! A savory selection of vegetables with a hint of sweetness from one red apple.

1/2 cup pumpkin purée
5 carrots, unpeeled and diced
1 large sweet potato, diced
2 yukon gold potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1 apple, diced (I used Macintosh)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups beef broth
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp fresh minced ginger
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dry thyme
dash of sea salt
pinch of cayenne
2 pinches of nutmeg
14 oz can coconut milk

Garnish with croutons and pumpkin seeds

In a large pot, sauté the onion in medium hot olive oil to soften, then add the garlic and ginger. Stir 1 minute then add the black pepper, thyme, salt, cayenne and nutmeg and cook 1 minute.
Add the carrots, sweet potato, potatoes and apple and stir together. Pour in the pumpkin purée and broth and bring to a boil. Then simmer about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Take ladlefuls of soup and purée in a food processor in batches until smooth.

Return the puréed soup to a large pot and add the coconut milk. Whisk together and heat through. 

Then serve with your choice of garnishes for texture and eye-catching interest!

I like garlic croutons and well...pumpkin seeds seemed appropriate 🎃

Serves 10

First course heading to the dining room!


  1. The presentation of the soup is very appealing. From the delicious ingredients I can already tell that this soup is delicious 😋. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving pumpkin soup 🍲.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these lovely comments!