Creamy Pumpkin Peanut Soup

by Kelli H. on November 23, 2012

I know, I know. You’re probably wondering why I’m posting a pumpkin recipe the day after Thanksgiving. You see, I didn’t start cooking with pumpkin until October, so I’m most definitely not sick of it yet. I’m actually just getting started. Go ahead, say I’m late to the game, I don’t care.

This soup recipe has a little bit of a spin on it though! Peanut butter in soup? It’s not too common of a soup ingredient, but I really loved it in this. This soup has the perfect amount of heat to warm you up on a cold night, but not enough to make you sweat.

During the cold months, my favorite dinners are soup and salad. They’re usually pretty easy to prepare and don’t require too many dishes. This was the second time I made this dinner, and I know it won’t be the last. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite soups. I hope you enjoy it too!

Creamy Pumpkin Peanut Soup
Adapted from The Sweets Life

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled & smashed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 (7 oz) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained & chopped, reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cups greek yogurt or sour cream, for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts, for garnish
1 green onion, finely chopped for garnish

1. In a large pot, heat olive oil and saute onion for about 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add in turmeric, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Stir in pumpkin, broth, red peppers, and creamy peanut butter. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, salt, and pepper.

2. Either use an immersion blender and puree the soup, or remove the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve with garnishments.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Natalie November 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

so glad you liked this!! your pic is gorgeous!

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Made in Sonoma November 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Thanks! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It’s such a keeper.

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