Skinny Pumpkin Soup

Recipe by Matt Simeone
READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 2 quarts




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss cut pumpkin cubes in vegetable oil to coat evenly and place in a shallow baking pan. Roast pumpkin in oven until pumpkin is soft enough that a fork pokes into it easily, about 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours. Remove pumpkin from oven and let cool.
  • Place chopped yellow onion and carrot into food processor and puree for a few minutes until it forms a thick paste (you can add a little bit of water or stock to the processor in case the vegetables stick to the sides).
  • Melt butter in a medium stock or soup pot on medium heat and add onion/carrot paste. Cook the paste until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add vegetable stock to pot and bring to a simmer, stirring a few times to incorporate the carrot/onion paste.
  • Puree pumpkin cubes in food processor until smooth and add to the pot, along with the half & half, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup, stirring occasionally.
  • When mixture is back to a simmer, add all remaining ingredients except for the almonds and stir together. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 15 minutes. Simmer for about an hour for better results. Serve hot and sprinkle some of the chopped toasted almonds on top of each serving.