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Green Chile Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Create a creamy pumpkin soup with a subtle smokiness from green chiles in under 30 minutes.

Course Soup
Cuisine Soup
Keyword creamy pumpkin soup, pumpkin soup recipe, vegan pumpkin soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 4 oz diced green chiles, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 14 oz vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper


  1. In a food processor, combine 1/2 of the chiles, sour cream and cilantro. Process until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and remaining chiles. Saute for about 5 minutes or until onions are softened. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and red pepper. Cook for 1 minutes or until fragrant.

  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Bring a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If soup is not smooth enough, use an immersion blender to make it smoother...this is totally optional!

  4. Swirl sour cream mixture into soup just before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • You can leave out the sour cream to create a vegan pumpkin soup.