Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup - Easy to make slow cooker Thai pumpkin soup - a bit spicy, a bit creamy, a whole lot of amazing. The perfect meal for a cold fall day!

Now I’ll just start by saying I know little to nothing about Thai food.  So don’t tell me it’s not authentic – I know that.  Or maybe it is.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that this Thai pumpkin soup is fantastic and after having it for either lunch or supper (or both) for 5 days in a row, I was rather sad it was all gone.

I also know it has some Thai red curry paste in it, so I figure I can call this Thai soup because of that.  Don’t burst my bubble.  Another thing I now know?  If this IS Thai food – I like it – and need to try more of it.

Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup - Easy to make slow cooker Thai pumpkin soup - a bit spicy, a bit creamy, a whole lot of amazing. The perfect meal for a cold fall day!

This Thai pumpkin soup is a little bit spicy but not so much your mouth is on fire, a bit creamy (but not really because it’s coconut milk not cream in it), and a whole lot of super easy and amazing soup that you won’t want to run out of.  Plus, if you’re like me and have avoided pumpkin soup because it seems a little too much like baby food (that is, too thick and puree like and not soup like enough to actually be called soup), rest assured that this is not that soup.  Instead of just pumpkin puree with a little bit of chicken broth, this one has more chicken broth then pumpkin which thins it out and makes the perfect soup consistency – at least in my mind!  If you like your soup super thick feel free to cut out a cup or two of the chicken broth.

My husband and I (and my 4 year old that doesn’t eat vegetables by some stroke of luck!) loved this soup.  Like I said, 5 days in a row.  And I’m seriously considering making it again very soon.

You definitely need to try it.  Pumpkin, soup, slow cooker – that’s pretty much the perfect fall meal!

Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup - Easy to make slow cooker Thai pumpkin soup - a bit spicy, a bit creamy, a whole lot of amazing. The perfect meal for a cold fall day!

Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup
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Yield: serves 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1½ tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 3 cups pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
  • 5 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 lime, juice
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (400 mL, 13.5 fl oz) coconut milk (I used light)
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnishing
  • ½ cup peanuts, for garnishing
Directions
  1. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, saute the onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger and curry paste until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add to the slow cooker, along with the pumpkin puree and chicken broth. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until it is completely smooth. You can also use a regular blender, I find an immersion blender is just much easier for soup - no transferring hot liquids!
  2. Stir in the coconut milk (reserving a bit for garnishing if desired), lime juice, sriracha, salt, pepper and cilantro and turn the slow cooker down to low for an additional 20-30 minutes. Serve with more cilantro, coconut milk and peanuts on top. This soup keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Notes
Source: Adapted from Host the Toast.

Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup - Easy to make slow cooker Thai pumpkin soup - a bit spicy, a bit creamy, a whole lot of amazing. The perfect meal for a cold fall day!
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Comments

    • stacey says

      Thanks Medha! The bowls actually belonged to my husband’s Grandma, they’re meant for french onion soup (which I need to make!) and I love them. So pretty and such a great size too. Thanks for pinning!

    • stacey says

      Hope you enjoy it Manali! Actually this is what we had your naan bread with and it was fantastic! :) My husband didn’t even complain about the lack of meat which is definitely something! :)

    • stacey says

      That’s what I figured – curry paste and coconut milk – it’s gotta be close enough right?! Thanks so much Ashlyn!

    • stacey says

      I love using the slow cooker for soup – so easy to throw it in whenever I have a minute! We really liked this one, definitely going to be making it again soon! Thanks Alyssa!

  1. says

    I don’t know much about thai food either, except that I like it! This pumpkin soup sounds perfect, Stacey! I love the thai flare and the fact that it’s made in the slow cooker. I bet your house smelled amazing when this was simmering!

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