Saturday, November 10, 2012

Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

Here is another delicious pumpkin soup recipe. It's totally different from the pumpkin-apple soup, but it is just as yummy. A coworker of mine sent me the recipe for this soup a few weeks ago. I have to be honest, when she told me it was a recipe for pumpkin soup with mushrooms, I kind of questioned how it would taste. However, she told me that a nice restaurant in Delaware is famous for the recipe, so that persuaded me to want to try it out. Also, she is the school psychologist, so I completely trust her judgment! The soup didn't disappoint. It's creamy, hearty, a tad spicy, and soulful. It's also fairly healthy, since pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A and mushrooms are high in riboflavin, niacin, and selenium. Greg and I loved this soup, and I can't wait to make it again. I need to go stock up on some more pumpkin - I hope I can find some! Enjoy.

Recipe for Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

5 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
1/2 of a large yellow onion, chopped
8 ounces of sliced mushrooms (baby bella or cremini)
2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. of curry powder
4 cups of chicken broth
1 16-ounce can of pumpkin
2 Tbsp. of honey
1 Tbsp. of dark brown sugar
A dash or two of nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup of heavy cream

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add in the onions and mushrooms and saute over medium heat until softened, about 4 - 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and curry powder. Stir constantly for about 45 seconds and make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan so the flour doesn't stick to it. Slowly mix in the chicken broth. Add in the pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir together and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, then adjust the heat to medium-low. Simmer the soup for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the heavy cream and cook soup for one more minute. Serve immediately - makes 6 - 8 servings.

Recipe Adapted from: Delaware Online

NOTE: Love pumpkin? Love truffles? Love CHOCOLATE? Check out the recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip truffles! 


  1. I can't wait to try this! It looks so good and very unique.
    My family likes the flavor of curry and they like pumpkin, so it will be fun to try this recipe. I hope mine turns out as good as yours looks.

  2. It really is yummy. I've made it twice now. Let me know how you like it!


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