Curry Pumpkin Soup

This spiced pumpkin soup recipe is a family classic, which could not be more perfect for fall
Editor
Curry Pumpkin Soup

Erin Kunkel © 2016

“My grandmother would prepare a big batch of pumpkin soup for the adults to eat while the kids went out to get their treats for the night, and my mom took on this tradition when we were growing up. This is my rendition of the recipe she has been using for decades,” says Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain Celebrations.

Walker is the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook series Against All Grain, and the voice behind one of the most popular grain-free blogs on the internet, againstallgrain.com. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and suffering for many years, Walker healed herself through dietary changes, and she is a testament to how food can nourish and heal our bodies. Walker’s new book, Against All Grain Celebrations, focuses on remaking classic dishes in healthy, flavorful, easy-to-prepare ways that will satisfy everyone at your table. These recipes will help you to easily host guests with various food allergies, as well as a crowd of regular grain-eaters.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. To buy a copy of the book, please click here.

6
Servings
244
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • sugar or pie pumpkins, about 2 pounds each
  • 2  Teaspoons  fine sea salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • carrots, peeled and quartered
  • yellow onion, quartered
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground allspice
  • bay leaves
  • 2  Tablespoons  maple syrup
  • 1  Cup  almond milk
  • 1/2  Cup  full-fat coconut milk
  • 6  Ounces  sweet Italian sausage, casings removed, meat crumbled
  • 1/3  Cup  fresh sage leaves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the pumpkins in half and remove the seeds, and remove the stringy pulp. Sprinkle the flesh side of the pumpkin halves with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the white pepper. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the pumpkins with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Scatter the carrots, onion, and garlic around the pumpkins on the baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, until the pumpkin is soft.

Scoop out the pumpkin flesh and discard the skins. Combine the pumpkin flesh, roasted vegetables, and 2 cups of stock in a blender. Purée until smooth.

Heat the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil in a stockpot set over medium-high heat. Add the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, coriander, allspice, and bay leaves. Stir constantly for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 4 cups of stock, the maple syrup, and the puréed mixture. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves. Season with remaining 2 ½ teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoon white pepper. Stir in the almond and coconut milks, turn the heat to low, and keep the soup warm.

Put the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until browned. Add the sage leaves and continue sautéing until the sage leaves are crispy and the sausage is cooked through. Drain and serve on top of the soup as a garnish.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
55mg
6%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
124mg
18%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
485mg
32%
Water
236g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%