Lightly sweetened and filled with spices, Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup is a delicious seasonal soup, topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Serve it as an appetizer or main dish. You’ll love this easy soup that’s made with pumpkin puree.
The weather is getting colder, there is nothing better than a delicious bowl of soup. It warms you from the inside out and it’s just a real feel good.
With so many seasonable soups to choose from this time of year, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But I always have a soft spot for pumpkin soups. It’s just perfect for autumn, and it just screams harvest. And pumpkin soup always seems like it has the perfect combination of aromatic fall spices and sweet maple syrup. It’s easy to fill up on one bowl or even two.
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When it comes to pumpkin soups, it can get a bad rap of being complicated and super time consuming. Many pumpkin soup recipes involve preparing the whole pumpkin. So you need to cut it, scrape the seeds and pulp, chop it up, and roast it before you can even start making the soup.
But, if you want to keep it easy, and I am a big fan of shortcuts to delicious meals, Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup is simple, satisfying, and oh, so easy to make. Instead of using a whole pumpkin, it is prepared with pumpkin puree. (Just make sure that you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling)
Seriously, making soup doesn’t get easier than this. There is no chopping, dicing, or slicing. Simply add a few cans of pumpkin puree and other tasty and common pantry items – like vegetable broth, maple syrup, and of course some tasty spices – and let them cook together. Before you know it, you’ll have an an amazing, mouth watering, fall flavored soup. Pretty easy, right?
It’s so tasty, no one will believe that you made it by throwing together some pantry staples.
An Easy Dump Soup Recipe
If you’re not familiar with the term “dump soup” or “dump and go soup”, it refers to how easy it is to prepare the soup recipe.
These simple dump recipes make the perfect nearly hands-off dish. And you can easily throw them together on a busy weeknight or for easy entertaining.
To make the dump soup, simply dump or add all of the ingredients to a large pot, mix, and let it cook together to create a delicious dish.
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There’s no slicing, dicing, or roasting any ingredients before hand. It’s simply an easy soup recipe that’s perfectly delicious. Meals don’t get easier than this!
A Delicious Pantry Cooking Soup
Life can be unpredictable, especially when the colder weather hits. That’s what makes pantry cooking recipes like this so amazing. You can make this soup without needing to rush to grocery store.
Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup only uses ingredients that have a long shelf life in your pantry – like pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, maple syrup, and spices. Of course, some of the ingredients will need to be refrigerated after opening, like vegetable broth and maple syrup. So, you may have some ingredients in the fridge and others in the pantry. But, you can always keep an extra one or two in the pantry for whenever you want to whip up this soup.
You can make a delicious, satisfying, and easy pantry soup any day of the week. It’s so tasty, you’ll want to make it again and again.
How long will Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup last?
Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. But it never lasts that long in our house. I’m lucky if there is any leftover for lunch or dinner the next day.
But, if end up with leftovers that you want to freeze, you can also freezer it for up to 3 months. For best results, thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
Ingredients for Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup: A Comforting Autumn Delight
Creating a warm and cozy bowl of maple pumpkin soup is a breeze, and it’s the perfect way to savor the flavors of fall. So, let’s gather our ingredients and get ready to whip up some tasty soup.
- Pumpkin Puree: The star of our show, pumpkin puree is the heart and soul of this soup. It’s what gives our dish that rich, velvety texture and that unmistakable pumpkin flavor.
- Vegetable Broth: To balance out the sweetness of the pumpkin and maple syrup, vegetable broth provides a umami depth to the soup. It gives it the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
- Maple Syrup: Ah, the sweet nectar of the autumn gods! Maple syrup makes this soup so tasty. It adds a natural sweetness and a hint of maple goodness that complements the pumpkin flavor.
- Cinnamon: Adding that perfect essence of autumn. Just a dash of cinnamon, infuse the soup with that cozy, delicious flavor.
- Allspice: Allspice is like a symphony of autumn spices all rolled into one. It adds more flavor to the soup, making it even tastier.
- Cloves: A little goes a long way with cloves. It pack a punch of flavor that pairs perfectly with pumpkin. Just a pinch will do, as it brings a warm, spicy element to the soup.
- Salt: A pinch of salt is essential to balance the flavors in our soup. It helps bring out the sweetness of the pumpkin and maple syrup while enhancing the overall taste.
- Seeds (Optional): For a delightful crunch, consider sprinkling some pumpkin seeds on top of your maple pumpkin soup. They not only add a lovely texture but some added flavor.
Now that we have our ingredients lined up, it’s time to start cooking. Get ready to savor the flavors of autumn with each spoonful!
How to Make Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup
A simple and savory soup that’s is as easy to make as it is delicious. It’s made from a handful of pantry staples, so you can easily keep these ingredients stocked and throw it together any time.
Step 1: Add Pumpkin Puree and Vegetable Broth
When you are making this soup, make sure that you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree is a cooked pumpkin that is blended to be completely smooth. When you use canned pumpkin puree, it is already washed, steamed, cut, and steamed. And it will come out of the can completely smooth. So, there is no need to puree your soup after cooking, because it’s already perfectly pureed. You have to love cooking shortcuts!
Pumpkin pie filling, on the hand, is sweetened and prepared to be used in freshly baked desserts. You don’t want your savory autumn soup to taste like dessert. There’s a time for dessert and a time for savory soups.
Now, that we have the right ingredeints, add the pumpkin puree and vegetable broth to the a large pot. Mix to combine.
Step 2: Cook
When the pumpkin puree and the vegetable broth cook together, the flavors of this soup start to come together. The vegetable broth adds flavors of perfectly cooked vegetables, but still leaves the pumpkin as the star of this dish.
Heat your soup over medium heat and stir occasionally. You want your soup to heat and cook evenly. A little stir here and there is perfect.
Step 3: Flavor the Soup
Seasonal autumn and winter soups are even more delicious when they are made with the right mix of flavors. When it comes to flavoring your soup, it’s always tastier when it hits several flavor profiles.
There are three delicious flavors in the Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup – sweet, savory, and of course a little salty.
The sweet flavor comes from the maple syrup. When you are choosing your maple syrup, make sure to get the real, pure maple syrup, not the artificial kind. Pure maple syrup comes from the sugar sap found in a maple tree that is boiled and concentrated. And it is seriously delicious. Artificial maple syrup is a combination of high fructose corn syrup and carmel color. You can really taste the difference and the pure maple syrup is much healthier and tastier.
The savory flavor comes from a combination of cinnamon, all spice, and cloves. These delicious and healthy spices give the soup a true autumn flavor.
And finally, you always want to add a little salt to soup. It heightens the flavors and just makes the whole dish tastier. You’ll want to first add salt while it is cooking and you can always add more after, if you want, when it’s done.
So, let’s add the pure maple, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, and salt to the soup and let it all cook together. Let is simmer and become tastier and tastier by the minute.
Step 4: Add More Salt to Taste
This step is completely optional. When your soup is finished cooking, taste it and see if it needs any more salt. If it does, only add a little salt at a time. Once it’s perfect, you are ready to serve.
Step 5: Serve and top with pumpkin seeds
Now it’s time to serve and enjoy your soup. But there is one little final step before taking your first bite. Top each bowl with a few pumpkin seeds. This gives it a little extra pumpkin flavor and of course a little crunch of texture.
So, fill up a bowl, top it with pumpkin seeds, and enjoy!!
Can I roast the pumpkin seeds?
Absolutely! You can roast them in the oven at 425°F (230°C) for 5 minutes. And check on them to make sure that they don’t burn. If they need a little longer, you can always roast them for longer.
Whether you roast them or not, the seeds and the soup will be delicious.
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Easy Maple Pumpkin Soup (30 Minute Recipe)
Lightly sweetened and filled with spices, Pumpkin Soup is a warm and aromatic dish, topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Enjoy this simple and delicious soup anytime.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American/Canadian
- 4 (14 ounce) cans of pumpkin puree
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- In a large pot, add pumpkin puree and vegetable broth. Mix to combine.
- Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
- Add maple syrup, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, and salt. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add more salt to taste.
- Serve and top with pumpkin seeds.
- Serving Size: 1/4 soup
- Calories: 227.2kcal
- Sugar: 26.22g
- Sodium: 875.4mg
- Fat: 2.86g
- Saturated Fat: 0.55g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.89g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 49.23g
- Fiber: 13.93g
- Protein: 5.47g 11
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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