Halloween pumpkin soup recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 30 min
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  • This nutritious pumpkin and turkey soup makes a tasty family meal any day of the week, but you can add a spider’s web on top for Halloween.

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    • For the
    • pumpkin soup:
    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 2 onions, roughly chopped
    • 1kg pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-3cm chunks
    • 1tbsp mild curry powder
    • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 700ml chicken stock, made using stock cubes
    • 150g pack smoked turkey rashers, finely chopped
    • For the
    • spider's web effect:
    • Natural yogurt
    • Cocktail stick


    • Place the oil and onions in a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins. Add in the pumpkin or squash and cook for a further 6 – 8 mins until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 30 secs before adding in the garlic and stock.

    • Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins until the pumpkin or squash is tender.

    • Whizz up the soup with a hand-held blender, food processor or liquidiser until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pan, add the chopped turkey rashers, and simmer for 2 – 3 mins until the turkey is cooked through and season well.

    • Serve in 4 bowls or in a cooking pot with a spider’s web design on top – see our tip above. This soup goes perfectly with crusty bread.

    Top tip for making Halloween pumpkin soup

    For a spider's web effect on the soup, make a spiral from natural yoghurt using a teaspoon, and then drag it through with a cocktail stick starting each time from the centre to the outside.

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