This vegan Thai pumpkin soup recipe comes together in 15 minutes—really! Plus, it’s paleo-friendly and gluten-free.

Thai Pumpkin Curry Coup in white bowls

Why We Love This Thai Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Useful. What a boring word to describe a recipe. I can’t help it though. This Thai Pumpkin Soup recipe is useful. It’s one of those recipes that you need to have so that you can get dinner on the table in 15 minutes. Because life.

I mean, I could have really gone to greater lengths with this pumpkin curry soup. I could have added in some fancy garnishes and swirls of creamy such and such. Or broken apart a pomegranate and sprinkled the arils on top. Heck, I could have even cooked the pumpkin from scratch.

But I set out with one goal when I developed this vegan pumpkin soup recipe. I wanted it to be useful. It’s made from stuff you can keep in your pantry—canned pumpkin, vegetable broth, coconut milk. Even the Thai curry paste, which I admit is kind of a wild card ingredient, is something that you can buy once at any grocery store and then keep in the door of your fridge for the next 40 years and it will only take up 2 cubic inches. And then it will be there for you when you’re ready to make this pumpkin soup again. Which will probably be more often than you think.

And because it’s not only ready in 15 minutes, and because as far as the taste, that’s where I can use the interesting adjectives!

Enigmatic. Intensely flavorful. Creamy. Sweet and savory. Bomb. (Side-note: someone, who is much younger than me, called one of my recipes on Instagram “Baller” and though I have no idea if that is a compliment or not, I am not sure I am ready to google it. Cringe! Hopefully it is a positive thing.) Delicious! In other words, you’re going to be surprised how yummy this recipe is, with such minimal effort.

Ingredients For This Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth such as Imagine No-chicken Broth
  • 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

How to Make Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup

This is a dump and cook type of recipe. Literally all you have to do is dump all the ingredients into a pot and heat until warmed through. You’ll first need to warm some coconut oil in the pot and sauté the minced garlic until it starts to become fragrant (but you don’t want it to brown!). Then add in the curry paste and continue cooking it until it also kicks off some scent. 

Immediately add in the broth, then the pumpkin puree (make sure you’re using the unsweetened stuff), coconut milk, maple syrup, and lime juice. Let that warm up on the stove until it starts to simmer. Stir the pumpkin curry soup frequently for about 10 minutes, and then ladle the soup into bowls and enjoy! I garnished my vegan pumpkin soup with chopped cilantro and scallions, but you don’t have to if you don’t have any on hand. 

Thai Pumpkin Curry Coup in bowls

How to Store Pumpkin Curry Soup

This Thai pumpkin soup will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but I doubt it’ll last that long! You can also freeze this soup for up to three months. To do so, I recommend ladling the soup into individual 16-ounce containers so that you can pop the soup into the microwave whenever you’re ready to enjoy it. Just remember to let the soup cool completely before freezing it, because it’ll expand in the containers as it cools. 

More Soup Recipes: 

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This new recipe for Vegetarian Lentil Soup is on the best of list!

Our Creamy Zucchini Soup is a new one too. Don’t miss it during summer squash season.

Our Corn Chowder is another new favorite to try.

Do not miss our Minestrone Soup recipe. It is the best!

Speaking of pumpkin soup, this Roasted Pumpkin Soup is vegan and made with a whole pie pumpkin.

Some other EASY favorites include:

More Pumpkin Recipes

If you need more pumpkin recipes to try this season try my Brown Rice Pumpkin Risotto, this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread or my Pumpkin Streusel Bread. All three are amazing!

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15-minute Thai Pumpkin Soup | Vegan | Vegetarian | Coconut Milk | Fall | Weeknight | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

15 Minute Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup


  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Thai Pumpkin Curry Soup recipe is useful. It’s one of those recipes that you need to have so that you can get a yummy weeknight dinner on the table in 15 minutes during this crazy Fall season. Bonus that it’s vegan, too!


Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth such as Imagine No-chicken Broth
  • 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring until the garlic is fragrant but not starting to turn brown.
  2. Stir in curry paste until hot and then immediately add broth to stop the garlic from toasting too much.
  3. Add pumpkin, coconut milk, maple, lime juice and salt and whisk until smooth.
  4. Increase heat to high and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Serve hot garnished with cilantro and scallions.

Notes

This Thai pumpkin soup will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but I doubt it’ll last that long! You can also freeze this soup for up to three months. To do so, I recommend ladling the soup into individual 16-ounce containers so that you can pop the soup into the microwave whenever you’re ready to enjoy it. Just remember to let the soup cool completely before freezing it, because it’ll expand in the containers as it cools.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 107
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 521 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: pumpkin curry soup, vegan pumpkin soup