Easy pumpkin soup with millet served in pumpkin bowls is nourishing and comforting while being gluten-free and vegan! This recipe doesn’t require a blender!
The idea of this soup came from my husband. He said, what if we combine three different kinds of pumpkin in a soup? Their textures will complete each other, so the soup will be chunky, creamy and crunchy at the same time! Just what you need for the perfect balance of textures.
I like this idea, so I decided to combine chunks of butternut squash, pureed sweet dumpling and spaghetti squash. This easy pumpkin soup couldn’t come out to be better! The addition of turmeric, sage and millet gave it extra boosts of flavor, color and texture. Serve this soup in pumpkin bowls for a festive Thanksgiving meal and believe me, your guests will be more than impressed!
Besides, you don’t need to use a blender for this soup! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and very nutritious too!
If you love pumpkin and easy recipes, this easy pumpkin soup is for you. I have nothing against creamy pumpkin soups, like my roasted butternut squash soup, or roasted spaghetti squash for dinner. In fact, these two recipes are some of the most popular ones on my site at the moment!
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How to Make Easy Pumpkin Soup with Millet in Pumpkin Bowls
So, back to my easy pumpkin soup with millet. What you’ll have to do is to roast your pumpkins first. If you plan to use sweet dumpling pumpkins (or any other medium-sized pumpkins) as serving bowls, you’ll need one pumpkin per serving plus one extra for the pumpkin puree. Besides, I used 1/2 of a spaghetti squash and 1/2 of a butternut squash.
If you are not a big fan of peeling and chopping raw butternut squash (it’s quite tough, so the soup wouldn’t be called ‘easy’ then), roast it together with others. Our goal is to soften it, but not too much, which would allow to peel and chop it much easier and faster.
First thing to do is to cut your pumpkins in halves and scrap out the seeds with a measuring spoon. If you use pumpkins as bowls, cut their tops off and scrap the seeds. Arrange your pumpkin bowls, 1/2 of a spaghetti squash, 1/2 of a butternut squash and a sweet dumpling (or Hokkaido) halves on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper, drizzle with olive oil and roast in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Take the butternut squash out of the oven after 20 minutes, let it cool a bit, then peel and chop it.
Heat a lug of olive oil in a medium-large heavy-bottomed pot and sauté finely chopped shallot, minced garlic, chopped sage and butternut squash chunks for a few minutes. Add turmeric, ground paprika and water and bring to a boil. Add the millet, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes. Once the other pumpkins are ready, scrape the flesh of the spaghetti squash into strands using a fork. Scrap the sweet dumpling or whatever pumpkin you are using for the puree with a spoon and mash it with a fork. Add to the soup. Now it’s ready! No blender needed!
Serve this easy pumpkin soup in pumpkin bowls for the extra ‘wow’ effect! Season with salt and black pepper to taste and garnish with pumpkin oil, fresh sage and pumpkin seeds. See the recipe below for more details:
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Have a great week!