Low-carb cream of pumpkin soup

Low-carb cream of pumpkin soup

Pumpkins are deliciously colorful and fairly low in carbs. This brightly-colored and hearty soup has both sweet and spicy tones and is perfect for warming the soul on crisp, chilly days.

Low-carb cream of pumpkin soup

Pumpkins are deliciously colorful and fairly low in carbs. This brightly-colored and hearty soup has both sweet and spicy tones and is perfect for warming the soul on crisp, chilly days.
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) white onion, choppedwhite onions, chopped
  • 4 oz. (1¼ cups) 110 g (260 ml) scallion, choppedscallions, chopped
  • 30 oz. 850 g pumpkin, cubedpumpkins, cubed
  • 6 cups 1.4 liters water
  • 2½ tsp 2½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
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Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the white onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, and then stir in the scallions, frying lightly.
  2. Add the pumpkin and the water to the pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to medium-low, simmering uncovered for 20 minutes.
  3. When the pumpkin becomes soft, use an immersion blender, or transfer the mixture to a food processor and blend, until smooth.
  4. Return the mixture to the pot and stir in the salt and cream. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat, and add the grated ginger and orange zest.
  6. Serve piping hot and garnish with cilantro leaves (optional).

Tips

When you cut up the pumpkin, save the seeds: you can use them to make a delicious, crunchy snack! Simply fry them in a frying pan with just a tiny bit of olive oil. Add salt and paprika, step back, and watch how much they are enjoyed by all (don't forget to have some yourself, too!).

Shake it up: this recipe also works great with other vegetables in the squash family, so feel free to experiment!

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8 comments

  1. Rebecca
    What is a serving size?
    Reply: #2
  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What is a serving size?

    We are not able to provide a specific measurement for serving size as the recipe may cook down more or less. Divide the finished product by the number of servings the recipe is set for, either by a visual estimate or measuring it out into servings equally.

  3. shirleycristin
    Hi, I would like to know if instead water (low-carb cream of pumpkin soap) can I use Bone Broth (made by myself)? And if I used bone broth this still low-carb? Thank you!
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I would like to know if instead water (low-carb cream of pumpkin soap) can I use Bone Broth (made by myself)? And if I used bone broth this still low-carb? Thank you!

    You could certainly try this with bone broth, however it may change the flavor of the soup.

  5. shirleycristin
    Thank you Kerry!!
  6. CT
    can you use pumpkin out of a can say for pies if you can buy a pumpkin at this time of the year.
    Reply: #7
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    can you use pumpkin out of a can say for pies if you can buy a pumpkin at this time of the year.

    Yes, that would be fine! Just be sure to check the ingredients to avoid any added sugar or unwanted fillers.

  8. Deborah
    Roasting butternut pumpkin instead of boiling would also be delicious!

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