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Pumpking Soup

You might know that I am a member of a German Cooking and Baking Club here in Saskatoon. We have monthly events with a certain topic and the upcoming on is “Pumpkins & Apples”. It didn’t took me long to figure out what I wanted to do: Pumpkin soup!


– 1 smaller onion
– 100g bacon
– 2 tbsp. olive oil
– 600g pumpkin
– 125ml orange juice
– 1 liter vegetable broth
– salt
– pepper
– 1 tsp. curcuma (tumeric)

Dice the onion, bacon and pumpkin. Make sure that the onion and bacon are finely diced. Then heat the oil in pot and sauté onion and bacon together before adding the pumpkin. Let them cook for about 3 min, stirring in between. Add the orange juice and vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. Add the spices to your liking and let it boil for 20 min. Remove from the stove and puree before serving with a hint of whipping cream.

Tip 1: If you don’t have any curcuma you can substitute it with a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg, half a teaspoon each.

Tip 2: If you wish to make this a complete vegetarian soup, simply leave out the bacon.

In case you didn’t know, pumpkin has vitamin A, C, B, as well as minerals, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and copper. It also contains beta-carotid, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. Best part? It’s low in calories. Now that’s a good reason to heat a pumpkin soup.

Happy Cooking!





About andreamacleod

Take a KitchenAid Artisan machine, a young wife, time, creativity and mix it well. You end up with endless options of baking goodies from German torte to North American cupcakes. Follow me on my baking and cooking adventures and throw in your cent or two. There are no limits!

6 responses »

  1. Do you have a recipe for your bread bowls you use for the pumpkin soup. They look so good.

  2. I love and use bread bowls for soup too! Thanks for sharing your pumpkin soup recipe with us at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and vote on Sunday!

  3. The only time I have eaten pumpkin soup is many years ago in a restaurant in Saskatoon… It was very good. I may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

  4. I’m new to Saskatoon – can you give any advice on where I can buy sugar/pie pumpkins in the city?

    • Dear Sonia, I would recommend that Farmers Market down at the river. It’s on Ave B and 20th Street. Right now there is a wide selection of pumpkins and the farmers are very helpful in picking the right one.


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