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Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup

October 2, 2018

Pumpkin Soup-The Seasonal Junkie

First things first, I’m going to give you my fair fall warning. Be prepared.

Pumpkin Errthang. Including this Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup.

To be fair what else do you do this time of year?

In all seriousness, I do plan on having one pumpkin recipe a week… so be prepared for that. But also, be excited for that?! Currently I am even perfecting a pumpkin cinnamon roll that I hope to share in the next few weeks. We are like on the cusp of all things holiday season and pumpkin is my go to for Fall Cozyness. So sit back and enjoy.

Pumpkin Soup-The Seasonal Junkie

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I’m also excited about the sweet goodbye to summer because last year about this time I took a break from blogging. Long story short I was involved in a startup and during this time my energy was dedicated to getting that going. So I missed out on all the soups, bakes, and hot dishes that come along with the cooler weather.

Soups are kind of one of my things. And this Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup proved I still got it.

This Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup has a slight sweetness, a hint of heat, and fall spices that come together really nicely. It is also is completely dairy free if your sensitive to milk product. You wouldn’t be able to tell though because Roasted Pumpkin Puree is as smooth as silk. I added bacon to add another flavor profile but fee free to leave out if you are vegan.

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Pumpkin Soup-The Seasonal Junkie

Anywho, this Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup is a perfect weekend project and tastes amazing. So get crackin!

Pumpkin Soup- The Seasonal Junkie

Smokey Fall Pumpkin Soup

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 2 Hours


  • 2 Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins, halved
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 4 Slices of Bacon, diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 cup, Lacinato Kale, veins removed and Roughly Chopped
  • 4-6 cup, Chicken/Vegetable Stock
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 2 tsp, Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp, Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp, Nutmeg
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp, Cayenne Pepper
  • Optional Toppings: Creme Fraiche and Pine Nuts



Preheat oven to 375 degrees


Remove seeds from pumpkin and rub inside with oil, salt, and pepper


Place oiled side down


Once oven is heated, bake for 40 minutes or until fork tender


Meanwhile if you are using bacon, cook bacon bits in pot, add diced onion, and garlic


Add thyme, paprika, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper, add vinegar and allow to cook out until just a tiny bit remains


Once fragrant and translucent, turn off heat and cover


Once pumpkin is finished cooking


Carefully scrape out insides of pumpkin (it will be hot)


Add to food processor or blender and blend until smooth


Add blended pumpkin into pot with onion, bacon, and garlic add chicken/vegetable stock


I put 4-6 cups because it really depends how thick you want it


Stir to mix


Allow to simmer, the longer it simmers the better the flavor


Add salt and pepper to taste


Add in kale and stir until well mixed


Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes until kale softens


Once in bowl top with optional creme fraiche and pine nuts



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  • Reply
    October 4, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Yum, I love the idea of smoky pumpkin soup. I can’t wait to try it out! I’m looking forward to your other pumpkin ideas too.

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    Sara | mshealthesteem.com
    October 4, 2018 at 1:34 am

    This looks AMAZING! I hate bacon, so Imma make it without that but I know it’ll taste like heaven even with a small change ?. Yummerz! Thanks for the recipe ?

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    October 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

    My husband loves soup so I’m gonna try this one. I printed it out so I don’t forget!!

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    October 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    This looks SO yummy! I love soup in the fall. <3

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