Pumpkin Cream Soup Recipe

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The pumpkin cream soup recipe with pumpkin seed oil, dill and bacon is a classic for all friends of Austrian cuisine.

Styria is a wonderful federal state in Austria and has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine and landscape.

You prepare this pumpkin soup with whipped cream (cream), coconut milk has no place here.

The only outlier I allow myself is ginger, which many of my Styrian friends like to add to the soup.

You can find ginger in the ingredient list as an option.

What is special about this traditional pumpkin soup?

Creamy appearance, crispy cubes of black bread, dill, crispy bacon and freshly torn horseradish make this soup a top highlight of Austrian cuisine.

Please try it out and enjoy!

1. Recipe Pumpkin Cream Soup

Conjure up a great soup on your plate and enjoy fine cuisine at home.

Pumpkin Cream Soup

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 482
Total Time 50 Min.
Preparation Time 35 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Prepare simple instructions for cream soup with pumpkin.

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Pumpkin Cream Soup recipe image
Pumpkin Cream Soup Recipe Image © Thomas sixt


400 g pumpkin (Hokkaido squash or nutmeg squash)
1 pc onions
1 pc glove of garlic
1 Slice Ginger (Optional)
500 ml Water
1-2 cube Vegetable broth
primal salt
black ground pepper
3 Prisen nutmeg
40 ml dry white wine (or Prosecco)
1 cup Cream (Cream means whipped cream in Austria)
100 g bacon cubes
100 g bread cubes
1 tbsp dill (dried or fresh)
1 EL horseradish (freshly torn)
50 g horseradish (Chilled to mix up the soup before serving)
4 tsp pumpkin seed oil


seed pumpkin
Remove the seeds from the pumpkin halves with a spoon.

Prepare pumpkin

Halve the pumpkin with the peel, remove the stalks and scrape out the seeds with a spoon.

Use Hokkaisdo squash and butternut squash in their skins, please peel the nutmeg squash.

Pumpkin pieces in a pot
Pumpkin pieces in a pot

Cut pumpkin

Cut the pumpkin pieces into small pieces and put them in the pot.

Cut onions and garlic
Finely chop onion and garlic

Prepare onion

Peel the onion and garlic and cut into fine cubes.

Pumpkin in broth
Pumpkin pieces in the broth when cooking the pumpkin soup.

Prepare soup

Top up the soup with vegetable stock, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Pour in some dry white wine.

pot cook pumpkin soup
cook pumpkin soup

Cook soup

Boil the soup and let it simmer for about 25 minutes.

Mix pumpkin soup
Mix the pumpkin soup

Mix soup

Boil the soup with the soft cooked pumpkin pieces.

Slowly pour the cream into the boiling soup and mix with the hand blender.

Fry the bacon cubes until crispy
Bacon cubes fried crispy and left out.

Prepare bacon

Prepare the ingredients for the soup:

Crisp the bacon cubes in a pan.

Then drain in a sieve and prepare for serving.

Fry the bread cubes in butter until crispy.
Bread cubes for croutons in a pan with foamed butter.

Prepare breadcubes

Cut the bread cubes into 1 cm cubes and fry in butter until crispy.

Alternatively, you can use bacon fat instead of butter.

Roast pumpkin seeds
Roasting pumpkin seeds in a pan.

Prepare pumpkin seeds

Roast the pumpkin seeds in a pan, season with salt and prepare to serve.

Fresh butter in a bowl

Add butter

Before serving, mix the pumpkin cream soup with cold butter until fluffy.

Styrian pumpkin cream soup with bacon and bread cubes
The classic Styrian pumpkin cream soup with bacon, bread cubes and dill.


Serve the pumpkin cream soup in warmed soup plates.

Add the prepared soup toppings.

Decorate attractively with pumpkin seed oil, dill and horseradish.

Serve quickly, I wish you a good appetite!

2. Calories (Kcal) and Nutritional Values

3. Simply Prepare Pumpkin Cream Soup Yourself

Here I describe the simplest way of preparing soup step by step:

A Star Chef is coming to visit? Cook him this soup, he will love it!

Says chef Thomas Sixt
Hokkaido pumpkin
A beautiful Hokkaido pumpkin

4. More Ideas with Pumpkin

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • As stupid as that sounds… I've never made croutons myself… now I'll make them with every soup 😉


    • Hello Rainer, that's a good idea! Good luck Greetings Thomas


  • Great recipe, great video, great photos, great taste, great blog!


    • Thanks!


  • Horseradish and dill give the soup a great final touch! I find it very good, tasted fantastic.


    • Hello Jochen, thank you very much for your nice feedback, I appreciate that. I wish you continued success! Kind regards Thomas


  • As a chef from Styria, I would like to send a compliment to my dear colleague Sixt. Really well done. Greetings from Horst


    • Hello dear colleague, I am particularly pleased, thank you very much for the nice comment. Good succeed! Greetings Thomas Sixt