Pumpkin soup is warm, thick and sweetly spiced, perfect for cool autumn days and cozy rainy evenings. It’s certainly not the only way to prepare pumpkin, but it’s definitely one of our favorites — especially to serve up on Halloween and beyond. Not only is pumpkin soup great on its own, it’s even better accompanied by warm homemade bread, which can soak up its fall flavors and add a bit of doughy goodness. This season, warm up with these 15 delicious pumpkin soup recipes we’re dying to try out.

Curried Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup

1. Curried Butternut Squash Soup: Did you know people from other countries refer to squash as pumpkin? It’s true! That’s because a pumpkin is actually a type of squash, and this recipe puts it to use in delicious fashion. This curried dish is perfect for warming you up and taking your taste buds for a spin. (via Little Spice Jar)


2. Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup: This Thai-style soup includes pumpkin, garlic, coconut milk, chicken broth, butter and curry powder, making it a decadent and flavorful option. Feel free to use the coconut milk and pumpkin seeds on top to enhance its aesthetic. (via Just a Taste)

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3. Spicy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon and Spicy Fried Chickpeas: This recipe packs a lot of punch, along with spices, bacon and chickpeas to give it a hearty feel. We think this one would be perfect for watching football games with friends on lazy fall afternoons. (via Yammie’s Noshery)

beetroot Pumpkin Soup

4. Beetroot and Pumpkin Soup: Beets add a sweet kick to this creamy fall dish, making for a unique combination that veggie lovers are sure to enjoy. Pro tip: Add some Greek yogurt to up the protein factor and give it an extra dose of tanginess. (via Great British Chefs)


5. Thai Pumpkin Laska With Crunchy “Fried” Chickpeas: It’s hard to believe just how many ingredients are stuffed into this uber-flavorful pumpkin soup dish. We’re talking chickpeas, broccolini, rice noodles, peanut butter, ginger… So many good things going on! (via Half Baked Harvest)


6. Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup: This classic pumpkin soup recipe has all the goodies you’d expect from a perennial fall favorite. The fresher your pumpkin is, the better! If you’re feeling ambitious, roast a whole pumpkin in the oven rather than buying the canned version. (via Cookie + Kate)


7. Pumpkin Chili: Apparently, October is National Chili Month, and we plan on celebrating with a steamy bowl of this pumpkin chili. Add some cornbread to your meal to round out this dish perfectly. (via Living Well Kitchen)


8. Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup: This Thai dish is butternut squash-based, making it the perfect meal for after a trip to the farmers’ market. Pick up a local, in-season squash for the best autumn flavor. (via Host the Toast)

No-Peel Roasted Pumpkin Soup

9. No-Peel Roasted Pumpkin Soup: This classic pumpkin soup recipe calls for fresh pumpkin roasted in the oven. Don’t be intimidated by the “no-peel” moniker — all you have to do is scoop the pumpkin flesh out from inside the gourd after it’s been roasted. (via Donna Hay)

Turmeric Pumpkin Soup With Coconut and Lime

10. Turmeric Pumpkin Soup With Coconut and Lime: Turmeric is a miracle ingredient with a plethora of known health benefits. In addition to reducing inflammation and improving digestion, it’s also *super* tasty. (via Homespun Capers)


11. Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup With Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds: We might never have thought of combining pesto with pumpkin soup, but now that we know it’s possible, it’s *kind of* genius, no? This special pesto is sage-based, giving this hearty pumpkin soup an extra dose of fresh herbs. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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12. 10-Minute Thai Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Soup: This quick and easy treat combines pumpkin with peanut butter for the ultimate yummy Thai creation. As a bonus, it’s completely vegan, so your veg and dairy-free friends will love it too! (via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)


13. Ginger-Apple Pumpkin Soup: For something a little different, try this recipe, which combines pumpkin with some less traditional flavors for a truly delish soup. This bad boy is made with pumpkin, onion, apple, ginger, garlic, coconut milk and cardamom, keeping it nice and light but also warm and savory. (via Love and Lemons)


14. Caramelized Onion Pumpkin Soup: Caramelized onions add a sweet dimension to any recipe, and this pumpkin soup is no exception. As an option, you can make this soup with ghee (clarified butter) to make it even more indulgent. (via With Food + Love)


15. Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion, Fennel and Apple Soup: This pumpkin soup recipe contains the clean yet warm taste of fennel, paired with apple and caramelized onions. As if that wasn’t enough, it also calls for pepitas (pumpkin seeds), spinach and raw pistachios! Talk about yummy. (via The Krooked Spoon)

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