Traditional French Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This traditional French pumpkin soup is normally made with regular potatoes. The sweet potatoes I've substituted enhance the soups' color and make the soup slightly sweeter. This soup recipe is really easy to make, and delicious too, especially when it's cold out.

Try this traditional French pumpkin soup now

Serves 4


  • 1-1/2 lbs. pumpkin, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • Leaves from 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 8 cups vegetable broth


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, melt the olive oil and the butter. Add the onions and the celery, and cook over medium heat until they are soft but not colored.
  2. Add the white wine and cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cubed pumpkin, sweet potato and stock. Simmer over med-low heat for about 30 minutes. The potato and the pumpkin should be soft
  4. Using a slotted spoon remove about 2 cups of the vegetables and set aside
  5. Puree the rest of the soup using a hand blender, blender or food processor. Work in batches, if using blender or food processor       

To serve:

  • Stir in the reserved vegetables, ladle into bowls and serve.