This Donna Hay recipe is a must for all pumpkin soup lovers - and so easy!


  • 1 x 2kg whole butternut pumpkin

  • 1 onion

  • Olive oil, for drizzling

  • Sea salt

  • 3½ cups (875ml) chicken stock

  • 1 cup (250ml) single (pouring) cream

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • Sour cream, to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).

  • 2.

    Cut the pumpkin in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds.

  • 3.

    Place the pumpkin, cut-side up, and onion on a baking tray.

  • 4.

    Drizzle with a little oil and sprinkle with salt.

  • 5.

    Bake for 55–60 minutes or until the pumpkin is just soft and starting to brown.

  • 6.

    Scoop the pumpkin out of the skin and add to a blender. Then scoop the onion flesh away from its skin and add to blender as well.

  • 7.

    Add 1 cup (250ml) of the chicken stock and blend until smooth.

  • 8.

    Pour the mixture into a saucepan, add remaining stock, cream and honey.

  • 9.

    Place over medium heat until soup is heated through.

  • 10.

    Serve with sour cream.


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Posted by Lilian34Report
I used a kent pumpkin and it tasted fantastic. Thank you Donna Hay!
Posted by Lynne271Report
Looking forward to trying this recipe
Posted by SammiiReport
why cant Donna Hay tie her hair up when she is cooking?
Posted by Report
This is the best pumpkin soup I have ever tasted, my whole family agreed. The only thing I did that was a little bit different was roast garlic as an extra and add that as well.
Posted by Report
Thanks for the Pumpkin recipie. Simple and delicious.
Posted by Report
Try adding a couple of gloves of garlic with the pumpkin whilst roasting and add to soup. tastes even better now!
Posted by Elizabeth616Report
Yum yum yummy. Just finished making this. Also sexed it up with a couple of roasted garlic cloves.
Posted by Jan68Report
Added 3 cloves of garlic as well!
Posted by Jan68Report
OMG how can I thank you for this super easy delicious recipe? Thought I made a good pumpkin soup but just LOVE this. No more peeling ever again!!
Posted by Report
yummy......the whole family loves...perfect for an ACT winter