Coconut Pumpkin Thai Soup with Roasted Pepitas

Sarah Mason


All throughout summer, I had these crazy nostalgic cravings for soup. I literally hated the beautiful weather (SO ungrateful, I know) because all I wanted was comfort food in a bowl. And now…my wish has been granted. Ugly days bring beautiful food.

The day I made this Coconut Pumpkin Thai Soup, I was so excited that I inhaled half of it before I remembered a) I’m not a monster and b) I should probably save some for the hubby.Coconut Pumpkin Thai Soup with Roasted Pepitas

The soup is thick and creamy, which happens to be THE BEST texture ever. I really love the flavors here – pumpkin, coconut and curry mix in a way that’s cohesive and complex. Plus…cilantro. If you’re a normal human, you might just add some cilantro for garnish. If you’re like me, you’ll pile it on by the handful, adding more as you go until it turns into a cilantro salad. Probably don’t do that.

Coconut Pumpkin Thai Soup with Roasted Pepitas

Recipe adapted from Food Babe

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitos)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro


In a pot with a lid, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper; cook 5-7 minutes or until onions are softened.

Add stock, coconut milk, pumpkin, bay leaf, curry paste, thyme and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove bay leaf, take off heat and blend soup in a blender.

To serve, spoon into bowls and top with cilantro and pepitas.



Coconut Pumpkin Thai Soup with Roasted Pepitas

This post was written by Sarah Mason exclusively for BonBon Break Media, LLC.

My name’s Sarah — I’m an ex-Floridian living the life in Fort Worth, TX with my boyfriend Mike and our precious snuggle puppy face Brutus. To me, food is an adventure. I love unique ingredient combinations, seasonal dishes and dessert. I almost never make the same dish twice, but I always go for a mix of healthy, hearty and happy.