Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup (the best recipe ever!)

A rich and deliciously easy classic roast pumpkin soup recipe – pop a dollop of sour cream on top for the perfect finish!

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

Hi there! Today I thought I’d share with you a classic roast pumpkin soup recipe. This is so easy-peasy. Seriously, it’s the simplest thing ever. Sometimes I like to go all fancy-pants with my soups, but this is the complete opposite. It’s just a classic and basic recipe that is really, really yummy!

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

I’m a big fan of any kind of pumpkin soup… but this is probably my favourite version. Because you roast the pumpkin pieces, you get the most deliciously rich flavour, and one that’s virtually impossible to match by any other cooking method. You could call this the winter staple of my kitchen (kinda like how my boots are the winter staple of my wardrobe!).

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

I love that the most difficult thing about this recipe is waiting for the pumpkin pieces to cook in the oven. Honestly, it’s that simple. And make sure you put the cooking time to good use by kicking back with a cup of tea, a magazine, Netflix – or something equally as brilliant.

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

Once the pumpkin and onion have roasted beautifully, it’s just matter of blending them with some vegetable stock and then adding a little cream (or milk if you prefer).

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

And oh I have to tell you, this soup would not be complete without a good dollop (and I mean a GOOD dollop – don’t be light fingered with that stuff!) of sour cream on top and some deliciously crusty bread on the side. Crusty bread and soup go together like cookies and cream… or like raspberries and chocolate… they’re a match made in foodie heaven.

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

So now that the weather is starting to cool down, make yourself a big batch of this soup and kick back with a snuggly blanket on the couch. Mmm that sounds like perfection to me!

Easy Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup

A rich and deliciously easy classic roast pumpkin soup recipe - pop a dollop of sour cream on top for the perfect finish!
Course Dinner, Light Meals, Lunch, Lunch or Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Family Meals, Healthy, Healthy Soup, Lunch, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bake Play Smile


  • 1 whole butternut pumpkin approximately 2kg
  • 1 brown onion peeled and halved
  • sea salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup cream or milk
  • *sour cream to serve optional... but highly recommended!!


  1. Line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (180 fan forced).
  3. Cut the pumpkin into large pieces (and remove the seeds and skin).
  4. Place the pumpkin and cut onion onto the baking tray.
  5. Drizzle with the oil oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft.
  7. Place the pumpkin and onion into a saucepan and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Add 1 cup of vegetable stock and blend with a stick blender (a normal blender or a Thermomix can be used in place of the stick blender).
  9. Add the remaining 3 cups, one at a time, blending in between each addition.
  10. Add the cream and stir gently.
  11. Bring the soup in a saucepan to a low simmer until heated through.
  12. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup – Thermomix Instructions:

Follow conventional method until Step 6 then place the pumpkin and onion into the TM bowl.

1. Blend on Speed 5 for 10 seconds.

2. Add 2 cups of vegetable stock and blend for 20 seconds.

3. Repeat with remaining 2 cups of vegetable stock.

4. Add the cream and heat on 80 degrees, 3 minutes, Reverse Speed 2.

5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

18 thoughts on “Classic Roast Pumpkin Soup (the best recipe ever!)”

  1. Pumpkin soup is my favourite and pumpkin is so cheap at the moment! I love the idea of roasting the pumpkin first for a fuller flavour!

  2. This is a classic! I love creamy soups … And perfect for this time of year

  3. Jess says:

    Yuuuuum, who doesn’t love a wintery pumpkin soup? Can’t wait to get into soups this season 🙂

  4. Neda B says: How weird, I was going to post a roast pumpkin soup recipe this week! Isn’t it just so easy and tasty…roasting it is the key! I loooove the blue and orange colours too 😉

  5. Shari says:

    We have soup every Sunday night during the cooler months. I love simmering a pot on the stove for the majority of the afternoon and enjoying it with some nice, fresh, crusty bread.

  6. How great does this soup look?!? Perfect for these cool autumn nights.

  7. Hadia says:

    How easy peasy and good looking your pumkin soup is, Lucy! I am pretty sure it tastes just as it looks! Pinning! Will definitely be on my to do list!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Hadia – this is one of my favourite soup recipes.

  8. Karli says:

    It is big time pumpkin season here in The Netherlands and I am so excited that I tried this recipe on the weekend!
    I have made it three times since Saturday and it just gets gobbled up every time!
    Thanks so much- love your site!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I’m so thrilled to hear that!!! It’s a fave at our house too xx

  9. Tanya says:

    Hi, I’m scouring the net for Thermomix recipes as I am trying to decide whether to purchase one! Does 2kg of pumpkin & 1Litre of stock actually fit ok into a Thermomix bowl. This is one of my concerns, I have a large family & wondering if I will fit enough food in. Thanks

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Tanya, I don’t have a big family so I can’t really comment on whether a Thermomix is good for large families. I certainly know that we always have leftovers though!!

  10. Janice says:

    Hi Lucy
    Best part of cooking your pumpkin soup is watching the pumpkin & onion roast in the oven.
    Actually no I am wrong
    Eating your pumpkin soup is the best part – with a delicious dob of sour cream – yum

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Awww thank you Janice!!! That is so lovely!!! xx

  11. Christi says:

    Hi there, just wanted to know if the soup is suitable for freezing? Thank you

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Absolutely (and it’s delicious!!!)

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