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Pumpkin soup

By BaxterStorey 19 Oct 2017

Loaded with fibre, potassium and vitamin C, pumpkins make for healthy ingredients that can go into so many great recipes including a soul-warming soup.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Extra time: 1 hour

Ready in: 2 hours


  • 750g pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large potato, sliced
  • 1-litre water
  • 2 or 3 cubes chicken stock, crumbled
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons ground nutmeg, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 220ºc/gas 7.
  2. Place pumpkin, carrots and onions in a baking dish or roasting tin. Drizzle with vegetable oil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes, until soft but not blackened.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and crumbled stock cubes to the boil. Cook potato in simmering water until soft, about 20 minutes.
  5. Combine potato and water with roasted vegetables and puree in a liquidiser or food processor until smooth. Return to pan over low heat and stir in cream, nutmeg, pepper and salt. Heat gently.
  6. Serve.

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