If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes that the little ones (and fussy eaters) will love, then check out our easy pumpkin soup dish below, delicious with crispy homemade croutons.
What is a good pumpkin soup recipe for kids?
A good pumpkin soup is one that is smooth and morerish, and brings kids back to the table for more.
Pumpkin and carrot are a great combination, and make a wonderful pairing for pumpkin soup. If you’re feeling adventurous you can include some ginger, tumeric and garlic for all the flavour - you know your child best, so season accordingly.
Feel free to add your own spices or ingredients to the dish too. The great thing with pumpkin recipes is that they make a wonderful foundation for you to add your favourite bits to.
Can you eat all types of pumpkins?
Mummas Favourite Pumpkin Recipes
There’s many different ways to make carrot and pumpkin soup. You can fry, boil or oven roast the vegetables, it produces the same result. For this recipe, we've gone for a bit of both.
1. Boil the stock and add the chopped carrots for around 25 minutes
2. In the meantime, fry the onion, garlic and chopped pumpkin until they start to cook and the onion translucent. Once you start to smell the flavours, add your herbs of preference and simmer
3. Add the cream to the onion and pumpkin mix, blend and set to one side
4. Next in the blender add the boiled carrot with a few spoonful’s of the stock. You don’t want to add too much as it’s better to start thick and add more stock as you go along to fit the perfect consistency for you. Pumpkin and carrot soup is best enjoyed smooth and creamy – but adjust to your child’s preference.
5. Add the blended carrot with the blended pumpkin mix - add more stock if necessary
6. To make croutons, simply dip stale bread in olive oil and fry
7. Serve the pumpkin soup in your best toddler plates and bowls with croutons on the side (and pumpkin seeds if suitable for your child’s age).