Hearty Pumpkin Soup


Hearty Pumpkin Soup

Try Hearty Pumpkin Soup for a low-fat, tasty meal. This pumpkin soup recipe is amazing when served with whole-grain rolls or muffins!


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Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodMicrowave


  • 2 pounds whole pumpkin (or other winter squash)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
  • 1 cup white beans, cooked
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • 1 cup brown rice, barley, or other cooked grain
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To prepare pumpkin: Puncture pumpkin's skin with a knife or fork in several places and place in microwave for 3 to 6 minutes, until it is soft enough to cut in half. Cut in half and cool, if necessary, before scraping out seeds.
  2. Bring 1/4 cup of stock to a boil and add onions. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in the rest of stock, the seasonings and white beans. Simmer gently until the pumpkin is ready.

  4. Scoop the soft pumpkin flesh out of the shell and stir into the soup.

  5. Add lima beans, corn and grains and simmer 10 minutes or until beans and corn are tender.

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