4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes. 

I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more could you want out of a recipe!

I used to make this recipe by adding milk at the end but I have done away with the milk as it just isn’t necessary. I have included in the recipe as optional for those who feel like they might want to add it.

When taking photos for this recipe I made a double batch so I could freeze half for another night. The perfect recipe in my opinion.


Amanda (Simple home cook)

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin soup – only 4 ingredients

  • 4kg Jap or Kent pumpkin, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large onion, peeled & diced
  • 150g bacon pieces
  • ¼ cup milk (optional)

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup Recipe

  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, add the pumpkin and chicken stock. Bring to the boil then reduce to medium heat.
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, add onion and bacon. Cover and microwave on high for 2 mins. Stir, then microwave for a further 2 mins.
  1. Add the cooked onion and bacon to the boiling pumpkin and stir through.
  1. Cook for 20 mins or until pumpkin is very soft. Remove from heat.
  1. Using a stick mixer, blend up the contents of the saucepan until smooth. OPTIONAL ** add milk and blend until smooth. If it is too thick, add a little more water until you reach your desired consistency.
  1. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until dinner time.

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup Recipe4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’. To check it out, please visit www.simplehomecook.com.au

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at www.foodbefore5.com.au and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/foodbefore5

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