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This vegan pumpkin soup from canned pumpkin is fast, easy, and comforting! Coconut milk makes it extra silky and delicious.

This easy vegan pumpkin soup from canned pumpkin is ready in under 30 minutes! A delicious and healthy dairy-free fall soup recipe.

I usually roast veggies when I make soup out of them, but sometimes you just want to skip all that. Or, you have cans of pumpkin purée in your pantry that need using up and just want something fast.

In comes this canned pumpkin soup. It’s perfect for busy weeknights!

This isn’t a super hearty soup since pumpkin purée in the can isn’t particularly thick, but it’s sometimes nice to have a lighter soup, even in the colder months where everything else is so heavy. I do thicken it up a little bit with some flour.

This curried pumpkin soup recipe is a delicious vegan fall soup that's fast and easy to make!

I had a bit of a debate with my husband over this pumpkin coconut soup. He’s one who loves bold, spicy flavors whereas that’s not always my go-to. If you taste the soup and wish it had a little more kick, I suggest doing these things:

  • Add more curry powder or start with a spicier curry powder (I used one with medium heat)
  • Add some freshly grated ginger for a little zing.

To me, this curried pumpkin soup was plenty flavorful and nicely balanced. And, I could actually taste the pumpkin, but to each their own. 😉

What to serve with pumpkin soup?

Try some crusty bread (mmm sourdough), garlic toast, or croutons. This would make a yummy Thanksgiving appetizer/soup course as well.

This healthy pumpkin soup recipe is made with canned pumpkin purée. It's fast, easy, and silky from the coconut milk!

I hope you will enjoy this curried pumpkin soup from canned pumpkin!

Questions? Ask me in the comments below!

This easy vegan pumpkin soup from canned pumpkin is ready in under 30 minutes! A delicious and healthy dairy-free fall soup recipe.
4.37 from 11 votes

Easy Pumpkin Soup from Canned Pumpkin

This vegan pumpkin soup from canned pumpkin is fast, easy, and comforting! Coconut milk makes it extra silky and delicious.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 small onion chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder (I used one with medium heat)
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or use honey)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Sauté the onion in the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until translucent (5-7 minutes) - it's ok if it lightly browns.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the pumpkin purée, vegetable broth, and curry powder. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil. 
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down a bit and simmer the soup for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and maple syrup. Add the flour and about 1/2 cup of soup into a small bowl/mug/etc. and mix it until the flour has dissolved. Add the flour mixture to the soup and let it gently simmer for another 10 minutes or so. This will help thicken the soup a bit. 
  • Season soup with salt & pepper as needed. 


  • You can use fresh pumpkin purée instead of canned if you have some on hand.
  • If you want to add more zing, add some fresh ginger to the soup at the same time as the garlic.

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  1. Beverly Mayo-O’Brien says:

    5 stars
    I toasted the curry powder first for just single minute, (so worth the step anytime turmeric or curry is used in a recipe), shaking it in a little pan continuously until it got fragrant and deepen in color a bit before adding to soup. Instead of adding flour to thicken I simmered down about 30 minutes to marry flavors and naturally thicken. Delicious! I added some fresh grated ginger root, about heaping half teaspoon. Will make again!

    1. Natasha says:

      Wonderful! 😀

  2. Ellen says:

    4 stars
    I inadvertently used regular coconut milk 🥴🥴. Soup was SOOOO SWEET , so I added another can of purée, cumin & grnd ginger . STILL sweet BUT nice blend of spices . HELP !!!! Should I make some brown Rice ? What can I do ??



    1. Natasha says:

      Hi Ellen! Hmmmm you could add some acid (like a squeeze of lemon) perhaps to offset some of the sweetness. This soup is fairly sweet since coconut milk and pumpkin are both naturally sweet. I’m not sure light coconut milk would have changed the flavor too much.

      1. Beverly Mayo-O’Brien says:

        Did you use canned or fresh roasted pumpkin? Canned isn’t as sweet, usually I find. Maybe don’t add sweetener if you prefer less sweetness. I actually used a full tablespoon and loved the sweetness!

  3. Win says:

    5 stars
    This was a great starter for our American Thanksgiving dinner. We used more flour to get a thicker consistency. It was a hit with everyone around our family table.

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so pleased to hear that!! 🙂

  4. Mary Janke says:

    The prep time is not 5 minutes, according to the instructions for making the recipe. I haven’t made it yet, just give me 5 minutes 🙂

  5. Noemi LeNette says:

    5 stars
    Tried the recipe (without maple syrup for less sugar) Placed and mixed it in my Ninja and it is SOOO TASTY! Smooth and very delicious! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be making this again!

    1. Natasha says:

      Fabulous!! You’re welcome!