Pumpkin soup for sick people.

I made my partner a big pot of Pumpkin soup today. He is feeling poorly after having 2 flu shots, one in each upper arm. Bit of a nasty reaction to the pneumonia one poor baby. Anyway, he craves Pumpkin soup when he’s feeling low, not chicken soup. He doesn’t eat pumpkin at all in it’s fleshy, gorgeous orangey yellow state, but loves it in a velvety soup.


Take one whole Butternut Pumpkin (or squash as it is also called), quarter it lengths ways, leaving skin on. Place in baking dish flesh side up and cover with baking paper. Cook at 175 degrees Celsius for an hour or so till the flesh can be easily scooped out with a spoon. Scoop out the flesh into a pot on top of the stove and add a couple of cups of either chicken stock (homemade is better if you can, don’t sweat it if you can’t :)) or vegetable stock. Bring back up to boiling and mash it all together or using a stick blender as I have, blend it till it turns into an unctuous, velvety soup. I like to add a 250ml tin of coconut milk once it has been blended and some coriander and a sprinkle of chilli to make a kind of Thai inspired soup which is great for colds and flus. You can also add some crumbled fetta or a blob of yoghurt or any other soft cheese instead of the chilli and coriander and just adjust seasoning to taste on serving.

My partner swears by it. I bake the pumpkin in the oven rather than on top of the stove initially because it gives the soup a deeper, caramelised flavour. This recipe only needs a minimum of 2 ingredients so is also cost saving.

Happy eating 🙂

9 thoughts on “Pumpkin soup for sick people.

  1. YUM Pinky 🙂 Sorry Jason isn’t feeling the best. Flu shot suck! By the way, have you thought about putting some photo’s with your posts? If you aren’t sure how to do it I could talk you through it but you have a fantastic camera and a good eye and plenty of room to take some great photos :). I hope the soup soothed your savage beast ;). I think I might make me some tonight, I have some pumpkin (not butternut but whatchagonnadoeh?) and I just fancy some of that unctuous smooth pumpkiny deliciousness :). Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. I’ve been clicking on things to add photos to my posts but it just doesn’t load them. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong but don’t know what! Ah well, I’ll figure it out ;). I’m going to make this fantastic looking Boozy Onion Jam recipe off a site that liked my blog. It’s such a professional looking blog! I can dream 😀

      1. Is that the steakhouse lot? Make sure to document it (photo’s and pinch the recipe) and share it with us all as it sounds delish! 🙂 You appear to have found how to link photos as your wonderful chilli crab recipe has a lovely pic :).

  2. Nice recipe Cathy. I haven’t tried pumpkin soup with it first being baked, but will give it a go. I just made a batch of my usual pumpkin soup too. I put some potatoes, carrots and onion in with mine. I use my pressure cooker and it comes out yum. Definitely makes you feel better when you feel sick. My son won’t eat pumpkin but loves pumpkin soup 🙂

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