Savory Pumpkin Bisque

This Pumpkin Bisque is the perfect meal to keep you warm during the cold winter months! It’s definitely a part of my “soup season” rotation and I have a variation of this probably two to three times a month, but the go to is always the savory one filled with herbs and spices you probably already have in your kitchen: thyme, sage, and garlic. They might sound like just a couple herbs/spices, but they make the bisque have the flavor of home and comfort.

To make this “soup” creamy into a bisque I use an immersion blender, but if you don’t have an immersion blender I have used a food processor or blender in the past and it makes it just as creamy! One other trick to make this even more creamy is using canned pumpkin instead of roasted one. Not only does roasting a pumpkin take a lot longer, but sometimes I’ve noticed the bisque isn’t as creamy as what you find in restaurants. To add to the creaminess, I’ve added Greek yogurt, milk, or cream (whatever I have in the fridge) and they’ve all added a little extra richness to the bisque. This recipe is great to make for weeknight dinners and even on Sunday meal prep for a couple dinners throughout the week! I never get tired of it and it goes great with grilled cheese sandwiches because we all know bread is the best to wipe the bowl clean.

Savory Pumpkin Bisque

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 28 oz. canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried sage
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp milk, cream, or Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat a pot on medium heat and add the olive oil, diced onion, and a ½ tsp salt and pepper until the onions have become translucent. Add the diced garlic and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add to the pot the canned pumpkin, thyme, sage, broth and stir. If its too thick add a few more tbsp of broth until it’s the desired consistency. Cover and let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.
  3. Blend the soup and stir in the milk if using. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Enjoy and stay warm!

If you try this Pumpkin Bisque or any of my other recipes, please comment and tag me on Instagram @theladlebearer

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