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Spooky Pumpkin Soup!

scary pumkin soup

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! Here is an old youth club favourite at this time of year, Scary Pumpkin Soup! We follow this tasty recipe off and add a couple of our own touches.

You will need:

  • 750g pumpkin, scooped, seeded and cubed (keep hold of your pumpkin!)
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large potato, sliced
  • 1 litre water
  • 2 or 3 cubes chicken stock, crumbled
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons ground nutmeg, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Toothpick

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Place pumpkin, carrots and onions in a baking dish or roasting tin. Drizzle with vegetable oil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes, until soft but not blackened.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and crumbled stock cubes to the boil. Cook potato in simmering water until soft, about 20 minutes.
  5. Combine potato and water with roasted vegetables and puree in a liquidiser or food processor until smooth. Return to pan over low heat and stir in cream, (leave a small amount for decoration) nutmeg, pepper and salt.
  6. Pour soup into your scooped and seeded pumpkin
  7. Finally dip your toothpick into the cream and lightly trace spooky creatures on top of your soup such as spiders or ghosts and then serve!
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