Roasted Pumpkin and Root Vegetable Soup
My blended Roasted Pumpkin and Root Vegetable Soup is an easy, veggie loaded soup with delicious flavorings from curry, cumin, coriander and nutmeg. This soup just may become your new favorite cold weather comfort meal as pumpkin soup has now become just as popular as butternut squash soup.
What are Root Vegetables?
Vegetables that that are primarily grown under the soil. Root vegetable examples are carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, turnip, rutabaga, garlic and potatoes.
Roasting Vegetables vs. Boiling Vegetables for Soup
Roasting is the best way to prepare vegetables because the roasting method brings out the natural sweetness and intensifies the flavor in a way that you just cannot achieve by any other cooking method. It’s also very convenient as it’s a hand-off method of cooking and use the same method for my Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup.
Sure, you can make this soup with the vegetables boiled in the stock, but why would you!? Why not make this the best pumpkin soup ever? The browning and caramelization you get from roasting is second to none and there is no other way to get this kind of easy and added flavor.
How Sweet is Pumpkin Soup?
This is a sugar-free pumpkin soup. The only sweetness comes which occurs naturally from the vegetables and corn.
How do you thicken Pumpkin Soup?
The beauty of blending cooked, starchy vegetables is that they create their own thickness. In addition, the additional sour cream gives the soup a thicker consistency. Sour Cream? Read on…
Roasted Pumpkin Soup Secret Ingredient
This Roasted Pumpkin and Root Vegetable Soup is finished with sour cream. You make think sour cream is an odd ingredient to add to soup, but it adds a lovely and delicately creamy texture. You can also substitute the sour cream with ¾ cup (180 ml) of cream or milk if you like.
Dairy-Free/Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Use any of your favorite non-dairy sour cream or coconut milk.
Fresh Pumpkin Health Benefits and Low Calorie Soup
Pumpkin has good amounts of fiber, potassium and vitamin C which are all good for heart health. Plus, this soup is a great low calorie option as it’s only got 281 calories per serving!
What spices pair well with Pumpkin?
For this savory recipe, there are so many spices that pair well with Pumpkin. I use cumin, coriander, curry powder and nutmeg.