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pumpkin soup with coconut milk

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

  • Author: Bull Garlington
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This is a great alternative to pumpkin pie, which sounds blasphemous, but it’s not. Just calm down. Not everyone likes pie.


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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 twopound pumpkin, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1 Sweet potato, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1.5 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of butter (vegan butter or more olive oil for the vegan version)
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted for grilled (try using a country French bread)
  • .50 of a seeded, roasted red bell pepper, or an Italian frying pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon
  • pinch of Allspice
  • .5 teaspoon of grated ginger or dried ginger
  • Optional: pinch of Masala
  • Optional: tablespoon of Bourbon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Chop the onion
  3. Core and seed the peppers
  4. Peel then slice the pumpkin into quarters, brush the meat with olive oil
  5. Peel then quarter the sweet potato
  6. Place the pumpkin, sweet potato, and peppers into the oven on a foil-lined tray; bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Check the peppers and remove if charred or blistered
  8. Return to the oven for 5 to 10 more minutes until the pumpkin is slightly browned and a toothpick pokes into it easily
  9. Remove the pumpkin and sweet potato.
  10. Sauté onion in olive oil until golden, but not browned in a heavy saucepan or casserole
  11. add the pumpkin, sweet potato, and pepper to the saucepan and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon so nothing sticks, for about 5 minutes.
  12. Stir in the water
  13. Stir 1 cup of coconut milk
  14. Add salt, pepper, and remaining spices
  15. Cook for 30 minutes over low heat
  16. Purée in a blender, food processor, or by the easiest way, by using a submersion blender
  17. Add butter and remaining coconut milk.
  18. Return to stove; bring to a boil, then immediately remove from the heat and serve with bread.
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Bake/cook top
  • Cuisine: American

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