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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Ginger Soup

This rich and creamy pumpkin soup with ginger is healthy, warming and comforting - perfect for cold fall evenings!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger soup, pumpkin soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb. (1.1kg) pumpkin
  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 small onions , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 medium potatoes , diced
  • 1/4 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 1 oz. (30g) fresh ginger , minced (and adjusted to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt , or more if needed
  • sour cream or heavy cream , for serving (skip for vegan)
  • toasted pumpkin seeds , for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Peel the pumpkin and cut into chunks. Peel the carrot and cut into thick slices.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the pumpkin and carrot in a single layer. Drizzle with the olive oil and honey. Sprinkle with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. Toss.
  • Roast the vegetables for about 30 minutes, until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a pot, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more, until fragrant. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and lentils. Cook until softened, for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the roasted pumpkin and carrot, ginger, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and puree using an immersion blender until smooth or transfer to a blender that can process hot liquids. If the soup is too thick to your liking, adjust the consistency by adding more boiling broth or water. Give a taste and adjust salt, if needed.
  • Serve garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds and with a dollop of sour cream or stir in some heavy cream, if desired.

Notes

The soup turns out pretty spicy with 1 oz. (30g) of ginger (even though I think that it absolutely has to be like it if it includes ginger) but you can reduce the amount if you still want to have that ginger flavor but less spiciness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 15.4g | Sodium: 598.1mg | Sugar: 36.8g