Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Photo by Lisa Hubbard
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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 324 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 6 mg
    • Sodium 677 mg
    • Protein 10 g
    • Carbohydrate 36 g
    • Sugar 9 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 125 mg


  1. Check 1 3-pound sugar pumpkin or 3 pounds kabocha or butternut squash—peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. Check 5 tablespoons olive oil
  3. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  4. Check 4 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped
  5. Check 4 to 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  6. Check sour cream, croutons, and paprika (preferably smoked), for serving


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the pumpkin with 3 tablespoons of the oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the roasted pumpkin, 4 cups of the broth, and ½ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. In a blender, working in batches, puree the soup until smooth, adjusting the consistency with the remaining broth as necessary. (Alternatively, use a handheld immersion blender in the saucepan.) Top the soup with the sour cream and croutons and sprinkle with the paprika, if desired.