Sunday, February 27, 2011

Simple Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Croutons 西式 南瓜羹

Elegant, delicious creamy pumpkin soup to goes with Croutons

There are many variation of pumpkin soups with no boundaries, from Asian version of chunky pumpkin to make the ABC style, or the elegant creamy type. I am sharing with the very basic creamy style of pumpkin soup. Once you have try the basic, maybe you would like to venture into more complicated and add different ingredients to create more flavor to your soup. You will definitely be pleased with the end result. There are many different type pumpkin soup recipes on the internet. You and your entire family will enjoy this simple home made pumpkin soup, as the soup has a wonderful and very special appeal to adults and kids alike. You can either enjoy the soup with croutons (French words, which are small cubed flavored bread) or you may prefer to have garlic bread as dipping, is all up to your preference.

If you have any esquires, please feel free to comment, I would, with my best abilities to share my knowledge with you. Happy cooking!

These home made croutons add more excitement to the soup. Children will definitely loved and enjoy it. Or you can use garlic bread or even crackers as dipping for the soup, to enhance and make the soup more interesting!
Simple and Basic Recipe for creamy pumpkin soup


1 big onion (peeled and quartered)
1 clove garlic (skinned )
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
500 gm pumpkin cubes
1 medium size carrot (skinned and cut in big pieces)
750gm chicken stock ( refer below for some tips)
3 tbsp fresh whipping cream (optional) - I omitted this
Basil to taste (chopped coarsely)
salt to taste (I omitted this)

  1. put oil/butter in a pot saute the garlic and big onion, add in carrot and pumpkin for about 2 mins.
  2. Add in the chicken stock and bring a boil lower the fire to medium and slow boil for about 30 minutes. Off the fire.
  3. Add cream (I did not use the cream) and blend till creamy.
  4. Use cream to swirl pattern on top of the soup, and garnish with parley or basil.
  5. Serve warm with croutons or garlic bread or ever crackers as dipping.

Making of croutons
  1. 3 to 4 slices of preferable over-night bread (I use wholemeal bread) cut into small cubes.
  2. Sprinkle and mix with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder, coat the bread with some soft butter.
  3. Baked in the oven till golden brown and crispy. 
  4. Store in airtight container.
  5. Ideal for creamy soups/ salads and even eat it as snack.
  6. Enjoy

Tips on preparing chicken stock

Boil 2 chicken carcass, 2 big quartered onion, 1 carrot (cut into big chucks) with 1.2 litre of water to get the chicken stock.


  1. See aso beh ta han.... I m hungry now.. hu hu hu

  2. Kwong ~ You were away from home, but there is always another time!

  3. Will try this today!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Weng ~ You are most welcome, and do enjoy this healthy soup, goes best with garlic bread too!