A quick and easy creamy vegan pumpkin soup made in your blender. You will absolutely love this recipe both for its ease as well as its overall deliciousness. I cannot wait for you to cook up this goodness in your kitchen.
This quick and simple vegan pumpkin soup is ultra creamy and perfect for fall's chillier weather. My kids call it "Halloween soup" and absolutely love this recipe. It has become an October tradition in our home. My husband and I love it served alongside a hearty fall salad or chickpea flour pizza for a light and easy dinner.
To keep things easy, I quickly sauté shallots and garlic on the stovetop. Once the shallots are fragrant and slightly translucent, I throw them in my high speed blender with the pumpkin purée and the rest of the ingredients. Then I let the blender do the rest! That's right, no pot needed. This means this recipe is ready fast, as in minutes.
My blender has a soup setting that takes 2-3 minutes. When it finishes, everything is not only perfectly creamy but it is steamy hot and ready to serve.
I recently was touting the ease and sheer greatness of making homemade pumpkin purée. It is beyond thick, creamy and loaded with authentic pumpkin flavor. Once you make DIY pumpkin purée you will never go back to store-bought.
This is one of those recipes where homemade pumpkin purée makes a huge flavor and texture difference. If you are going to make pumpkin soup, I highly recommend pumpkin puree made from scratch (pictured below). This can be done ahead of time and stored in a glass container in your refrigerator for up to one week or in your freezer for up to one month.
Pumpkin is clearly the star of this recipe and offers so many disease-fighting nutrients and overall health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants known as carotenoids that can protect cells from free radical damage. It also offers fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, folate, potassium and vitamins A, C, E and K. This soup recipe is a great way to get some pumpkin in your life in a luxuriously creamy way.
More Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes:
Both savory and sweet... and all refined sugar-free!
Homemade Pumpkin Puree (pressure cooker)
Homemade Pumpkin Puree (oven)
This easy blender pumpkin soup recipe is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly and gluten-free. If you leave out the 1 tablespoon of maple syrup it is Whole30-friendly as well.
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A quick and easy creamy vegan pumpkin soup made in your blender! I recommend making the homemade pumpkin purée in advance and keep the actual soup recipe quick and easy. I know you all will absolutely love this recipe both for its ease as well as its overall deliciousness. I cannot wait for you to cook up this goodness in your kitchen.
- 2 large shallots, diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 large cloves garlic, minced
- 3.5 cups homemade pumpkin purée
- 3.5 cups low sodium, vegetable broth
- ⅓ cup raw cashews or raw blanched and slivered almonds (to make it extra creamy)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Garnish: coconut cream and/or roasted, salted pepitas
- In a small saucepan, saute the shallots with oil and salt over medium to low heat, stirring occasionally until fragrant and slightly translucent (about 3 minutes). Add the garlic and pepper if using and cook another minute or two until the garlic is fragrant. Once done add to your high speed blender along with the homemade pumpkin purée, vegetable broth, cashews (or slivered almonds) and maple syrup. This fills my blender to just under the max fill line (just slightly over 7 cups).
- Turn your blender to the soup setting and allow the program to run until the soup is creamy and piping hot. Carefully remove the blender lid, taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve immediately and garnish with coconut cream and roasted, salted pepita seeds if desired. When I'm in a rush I use the roasted, salted pepitas from the bulk section of my local supermarket.
- Store leftovers once they have fully cooled to room temperature in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to one week. If freezing, be sure to leave at least an inch of space at the top of the container for the soup to expand. Freeze for up to two months.
Prep time does not include time for making the homemade pumpkin purée. I recommend making this in advance for an easy weeknight soup.
You can substitute a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree but I highly recommend using homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe. It makes a huge different in this recipe. It will be sweeter, creamier and thicker with homemade pumpkin puree. You can or .
If your pumpkin yields a bit less pumpkin purée, use slightly less broth. I like a 1:1 ratio of pumpkin purée to broth. But, if you like a thicker soup you might like less broth.
My blender says the max fill line is at 7 cups, if you have a smaller blender you will want to adjust the recipe accordingly. This recipe makes just slightly more than 7 cups.
For plant-based protein, you could add 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds for the soup before blending.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Category: Soup
- Method: Blender
Keywords: creamy vegan pumpkin soup