This Pumpkin Curry Soup from Carolyn Ketchum's new cookbook "Keto Soups & Stews" is so perfect for warming you up on a cool Fall day. I made the dairy free version which was so rich and creamy using coconut milk. Can you believe this is ready in 20 minutes and has only 5.4 net carbs?!
I am a huge lover of soups. The Pumpkin Curry Soup from Carolyn Ketchum's new cookbook "Keto Soups & Stews" stopped me in my tracks when I was first flipping through the book. I knew I had to make it!
First of all, the photo is stunning. My photos really do not compare to the beautiful one in the book.
You may know Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food. Her blog was one of the first that I found when I first learned about low carb back in 2010.
Her recipes are fabulous so if you haven't already, you should really head to her blog!
I'm normally not a huge pumpkin fan, but the addition of the curry powder and the coconut milk really made me want to warm up with this soup.
What I really like is that this pumpkin curry soup is ready in only 20 minutes! How many soups do you know of that can be ready that fast? Not many!
So let's get started on this delicious soup, shall we?
HOW TO MAKE CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP
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It all starts with sautéing our onions in butter (sub coconut oil for dairy free) until they are translucent. Now season with salt and pepper and add in the curry powder. The smells coming from my kitchen are already amazing!
Now we add in the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, and the red pepper flakes. Let that simmer for only 5 minutes. I told you this was a fast soup!
Now it's time to blend it up. You can use a blender for this step, but I love to use my immersion blender to smooth out soups. It is so much easier to clean! Now we just stir in the coconut milk or heavy whipping cream to make this pumpkin curry soup extra luscious.
Like I said before, I love soup! Please checkout these other low carb soups that will warm you up this Fall and Winter:
- Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Soup
- Cream of Cauliflower Soup
- Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatballs)
- Acorn Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons
- Low Carb Zuppa Toscana
Curried Pumpkin Soup - Ready in 20 Minutes!
- 3 Tablespoons Salted butter
- ¼ Cup Chopped onions
- 2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
- kosher salt and pepper
- 4 Cups Chicken broth
- 1 15 ounce Can pumpkin puree
- ¼ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
- ½ Cup Heavy whipping cream
- Creme Fraiche or sour cream, for garnish
- Pumpkins seeds, for garnish
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook for another minute.
- Add the broth, pumpkin puree, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to work in batches. (Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to puree the soup right in the pot.) Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy whipping cream. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
- Garnish with dollops of creme fraiche and pumpkins seeds.
- For dairy free - use avocado oil in place of the butter and full-fat coconut milk in place of the heavy whipping cream. Omit the creme fraiche garnish.
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.
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Rae Danielson says
Made this last night and it was yummy!! I used a small pumpkin left from Thanksgiving instead of the canned. Also added cauliflower rice for thickness.
amelia starr says
We LOVE this recipe. In 2 weeks, we’ve made it 3 times, with a fourth on the way today. First I made a single batch, then a double batch, and today it will be triple. The last time I made it, I added 4 cloves of garlic with the onion and it made it even better, which I didn’t think was possible. Thank you for this recipe. It will be a fall staple in our house.
I just made this and I didn't have whipping cream on hand so I used full-fat canned coconut milk. Yum! This recipe is a keeper!
So glad you liked it!
Thanks so much for posting this!
I improvised a bit and ended up using a full cup of whipping cream and added more spices to diversify the flavor - cinnamon, Chinese 5 spice, cardamom, allspice, garlic, and onion powder. I also added a pack of crumbled turkey bacon. It turned out marvelously!
Andrew Dawson says
This was way too much curry powder. I'll try again using maybe a teaspoon, but 2 tbsp was too spicy.
Kelly S. says
I only have red Thai curry paste. Would this work, and if so how much?
I think it would work but I am not sure how much. I think that paste is spicy?
I'd love to make this soup but the recipe does not mention the amount of curry powder to use. Can you let us know? Thanks bunches!
Haha! That would probably be helpful! It uses 2 Tablespoons