Set it and forget it, this healthy Crockpot Pumpkin Soup is only 6 ingredients and makes dinner a breeze. It’s paleo, vegan, gluten free, and Whole30 complaint!
Are you sick of the pumpkin recipes yet? I hope not because already showed those protein pumpkin chocolate chip energy balls and I have another for pumpkin recipe for this week and another for next week! And then I’m sure you will see a few more sprinkled in there as well. I mean tis the season right? We are taking it into full fall mode with this one – an easy crockpot pumpkin soup!
It couldn’t be better timing cause it has actually been feeling like fall here in Austin. Which is strange because usually it’s in the mid 80s around this time of year. The weather has actually been cold and rainy, like nonstop rain, which hasn’t been that enjoyable. I can dig the cooler temperatures, but when the rain comes along with it, it’s not that fun. But I love soup and fall is definitely soup season! And this one legit couldn’t be easier to make!
Spicy Crockpot Pumpkin Soup with Real Pumpkin!
This recipe is really really simple, but it does take a little effort. That effort comes from cutting the real pumpkin that you are going to use. You need a sharp knife and some patience. But it makes a total difference in the taste of the soup (fresh pumpkin is so good this time of year!). Besides pumpkin, you only need a few things:
- fresh pumpkin
- vegetable broth
- fresno peppers
- salt and pepper
To make crockpot pumpkin soup, all you need to do is dump your ingredients into your slow cooker and set it! The only thing you don’t add is the cashews, and you blend those in at the end (it makes a great creamy consistency). Since a lot of pumpkin recipes are more sweet, I went the savory route and added jalapeños to kick it up some. You can either leave the seeds or remove them depending on how much spice you want (the less seeds, the less spicy).
While I haven’t tested this recipe with canned pumpkin, I think it would work. If you try it, would reduce the amount of cups to 6-8 cups of canned pumpkin. You might want to add some more cashews as well to thicken it up at the end.
With life being pretty busy lately, this crockpot pumpkin soup is a life saver. We had it on hand for a week for quick and easy meals. It makes a great meal prep recipe and should keep in the fridge for a week or so in a tightly sealed glass container. You can add some protein to make it a complete meal or even some collagen. Since it does make a lot, feel free to cut the recipe in half!
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Spicy Crockpot Pumpkin Soup
Set it and forget it, this healthy Crockpot Pumpkin Soup is only 6 ingredients and makes dinner a breeze. It's paleo, vegan, gluten free, and Whole30 complaint!
- 10 heaping cups diced pumpkin (about 3 pounds)
- 2 cups diced onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 fresno peppers, roughly chopped
- 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup raw cashews
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional garnishes: olive oil, red pepper flakes, cilantro, cashews, fresno peppers
Place pumpkin, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and vegetable broth in a crockpot. Place on low for 8 hours.
Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Let sit while the soup cooks.
Once soup is done, drain cashews. Transfer ingredients, along with the cashews, to a Vitamix, high powered blender, or food processor and blend until smooth. You might have to do this in a few batches. Garnish or eat as is. Enjoy!
*deseed jalapeños for less spice.
This recipe was previously posted and was updated this year with new photography!
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