It wouldn’t be autumn without a healthy dose of pumpkin in our favourite soups, stews, tagines and traybakes.


We love this brightly coloured squash, whether we’re carving it into a spooky lantern or mixing it into a stunning celebration cake.

However, our all-time favourite pumpkin recipe has to be a simple soup with plenty of warming spices and a slice of rustic homemade bread. Check out our collection of pumpkin soup, which includes healthy and vegetarian options, as well as our autumn soup and butternut squash soup collections with more spiced and seasonal goodness.

We also have delicious vegetarian pumpkin recipes, including risotto, more soups, curries, rice dishes and irresistible pumpkin puddings and desserts.

Why not make the most out of this squash and try out our roast pumpkin recipes.

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1. Classic pumpkin soup


For a dinner party starter, or when you need a comforting autumn supper, try this silky, simple soup. A veggie’s dream, it’s freezable, too, for an easy midweek meal. We recommend serving with crunchy croutons and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds for added texture.

2. Thai pumpkin soup

Thai pumpkin soup in a bowl topped with cream and red chillies

Add a touch of lemongrass, ginger, chilli and creamy coconut milk for a Thai twist on the traditional pumpkin soup. The coconut milk adds a thick, smooth texture and the warming spices are perfect for cool winter evenings. For an extra decadent flourish, add a dollop of soured cream on top.

3. Pumpkin & lentil soup


This healthy squash speciality is low-fat and easily prepped in 15 minutes. If you’re carving a pumpkin for Halloween, this is a great use for the flesh and seeds, so nothing goes to waste. Feel free to add other seasonal veggies such as sweet potato or butternut squash.

4. Pumpkin & bacon soup

Two bowls of pumpkin soup topped with seeds and oil

We recommend using a Crown Prince pumpkin for this indulgent soup. Chicken stock, double cream and pieces of maple-cured bacon make this rich recipe perfect for impressing dinner party guests. Garnish with a drizzle of maple syrup and some scattered pumpkin seeds.

5. Healthy pumpkin soup


This healthy soup using our favourite autumn vegetable is super filling and nourishing, with hints of warmth and spice that take the chill off a cold night. Make a savoury granola with oats, pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on top, add syrup for a touch of sweetness and tamari sauce for that umami element.

6. Vegan pumpkin soup

Vegan pumpkin soup in a bowl topped with pumpkin seeds,

Make this vegan version of the classic autumn soup, using punchy flavours to create a blissful dinner experience. Packed with ginger, allspice, garlic and miso, this soup will be a sure winner! Make a coconut and pumpkin seed relish to go on top for added creaminess and texture. Very easy and simply divine.

7. Spiced pumpkin soup

Bowl of pumpkin soup topped with shrimps and coriander

Making use of pumpkins and squash is a given when wanting to make a hearty soup for all to enjoy. This soup has butternut squash, leeks, potato, garlic and lemongrass, blended with delicious coconut milk. Top with small chilli shrimps and enjoy.

8. Italian borlotti bean, pumpkin & farro soup


This hearty soup is more like a stew and has all the goodness you’ll need for a cold autumn/winter’s night. The perfect soup for a family, it goes well with fresh bread for dunking and scooping out the delicious veg. It’s also low in fat, great for those who want a more nutritious weekday dinner option or who simply want to include more veggies in their diet.

9. Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche

Bowl of butternut squash soup topped with creme fraiche and chillies

Add a nice kick to your autumnal soup with a swirl of crème fraîche for a mellow and creamier consistency. This butternut squash soup is really easy to make: simply roast the vegetables, blend with stock, season and serve up in less than an hour.

10. Spicy pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup in three bowls

Another soup to knock your socks off! This time, add garam masala, ground cumin and coriander for that roasted sweetness. Top with extra toasted pumpkin seeds for that satisfying crunch.

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