It’s been a while since I have posted a recipe! So I thought that I would share one of our favourite soups that Hubby and I enjoy with Garlic Turkish bread. Especially as it’s been so cold here of late. Nothing more enjoyable than on a cold winters night to settle in with the heater on and a nice warm bowl of soup and say goodbye to the winter blues! My spicy pumpkin and carrot soup will be sure to do the trick!
Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup
It’s always so nice to be able to fall back on a simple recipe that is packed with flavour and lots of fresh ingredients. This is a super easy recipe that can be frozen and sure to please the crowds!
One of our favourite things to do on the weekend is to go to our local Farmers Market and buy our fruit and veggies for the week. After picking up some pumpkin on our last trip I decided to make my Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup. It’s funny because growing up I couldn’t stand the taste of pumpkin soup but I guess taste buds change as you grow and love it to bits now!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||55 minutes|
- 1 kg butternut pumpkin peeled and chopped
- 800 g carrot peeled and chopped
- 3 small potatoes peeled and chopped
- 2 brown onions chopped
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 3 rashes bacon chopped
- 2 tbls curry powder I always use Clive of India
- 4 chicken stock cubes
- sour cream
- Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Reduce heat to low and add curry powder cooking for 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add pumpkin, carrot, potato and stock cubes. Add water to cover. Increase heat to medium, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes covered.
- Cool slightly and using a step blender blend until smooth. Re-heat if chilled and ladle into serving bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and serve with crusty garlic bread.
This recipe is great to freeze for an easy dinner. To thaw leave in fridge overnight until completely thawed.To reheat- Place soup into a saucepan and heat through on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until heated through.
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Oh, I’m definitely pinning this recipe Sam, I love love pumpkin, we all do, but this one looks like it’s really a great one with all those ingredients, although I might leave the curry out, or make extra without for my girls. Perfect for a cold day, which btw. I’m desiring because we are having such a heat wave, around 44 degrees the other day, crazy! Can’t wait for the cold, but I know you look forward to the summer, hey??
I hope you enjoy the soup Katrin and great idea to make the girls a little extra without the curry powder. Oh yes, Katrin we are soooooo looking forward to the warmer weather! It’s been super cold here and lots of rain! Hope the weather cools down for you real soon! 🙂
Ooh, that looks so yummy! I was an adult the first time I had pumpkin soup. I made it for my family a few years ago and sadly my hubby turned his nose up at it. Well, that just means more for me LOL
LOL!! It sure does Toni! It is a really yummy soup and you don’t have to make it to spicy just lay off the curry powder and smidge!
This looks so yummy and perfect for fall. I will be making this. This will be perfect to put into my Vitamix to make creamy and smooth. YUM!
Great idea to put in the Vitamix! We like it a bit chunky LOL! I hope you enjoy 🙂
Minus the sour cream and this soup fits right in with my Whole30 diet. Thanks for sharing…I can’t wait to try it. BTW, I love reading your instructions…3 rashes bacon had me thinking for a minute. 🙂
LOL!! Yes rashes are slices of bacon here in Australia! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Looks good. Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
It’s super tasty that’s for sure Helen! 🙂
Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Thank you Sherry!
So it is winter there now? I don’t care if it isn’t here, I want some of that soup. I have a great memory of a horrible beginning of a vacation and we ended up having to be guests at someone’s home in Jamaica because the home we paid to stay in was not ready. The man’s wife was away in the states shopping and he gave us his guest house. Every day his chef made us a fresh soup…cucumber, carrot, pea and so on. I never knew there were so many different soups to enjoy. I look forward to making this one soon Sam~ Thank you for sharing it at TADA! Thursdays
Not quite yet Debbie! We are about half way through Autumn. LOL! I am like you and still like to eat soup when it’s warm. Especially this one! What a disastrous start to your holiday! But at least you got to try all of those delicious soups!!
Sam I keep on forgetting you live down under. But seeing that butternut squash certainly reminded me. Oh if only it was fall up here too. I could definitely go for some of that yummy soup.
Thank you, Mary!! I’m a little bit of a crazy cat and still enjoy soup when it’s hot!! Weird hey?!? LOL!
I LOVE soup and this one looks so delish. Also, looks like a keeper. I’ll try making it this weekend, oh wait it is going to be a really hot Saturday and Sunday.
That’s funny! I still enjoy soup even when it’s warm… must be an Aussie thing!! Hope it cools down for you soon!
Yummy alert! I love anything pumpkin and carrot and this soup looks divine! I can’t wait to make it.
I hope you enjoy it Carolann!!
Nothing better than a bowl of soup on a cool night. This looks tasty.
Couldn’t agree more Deborah!