Pumpkin Soup

The warm sweetness of paprika and nutmeg combine with the savory seasonings of onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper to create this decadent, full-bodied purée.


  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (368 g) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup (58 g) sliced onions, sautéed
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from vented lid.

Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds. Substitute vegetable broth for a vegetarian option.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.