Savory Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin~ Fall Favorite
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 8
This soup is super easy to make, delicious, and the presentation will knock your guests socks/boots off; plus clean up is a breeze. What's not to love? Pumpkin soup in a pumpkin is the perfect addition to your fall favorites.
  • 1 7-lb. Cinderella Pumpkin
  • 7 Tablespoons Coconut Oil or Butter
  • Salt
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Sage chopped, or 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon Ground Sage
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1⁄2 Cup Swiss Cheese, grated
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock or vegetable stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream, optional
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350* and line a pan with tin foil. The pan you use should fit the pumpkin in it, and have a lip to hold any liquid that boils out. I used a cookie sheet with a ½ side.
  2. Take the cinderella pumpkin and cut the top making the hole about 4-6 inches in diameter. Set the top aside and remove all of the seeds from the pumpkin (set the seeds aside to toast them in the oven). Take 3 tablespoons of the coconut oil and oil the inside and outside of the pumpkin; then salt and pepper the inside. Place the pumpkin on the lined baking sheet.
  3. In a skillet sauté the onion in the coconut oil or butter until translucent. Add the nutmeg, sage, pepper, salt and rice. Cook until the rice starts to become golden brown. Pour the onion and rice mixture into the pumpkin.
  4. Fill the pumpkin with chicken stock until it's about 1 inch from the opening. Add the swiss cheese and bay leaves then place the "lid" pumpkin top on the pumpkin. Bake in the oven for about 1½ hours or until the soup is boiling and "meat" of the pumpkin is tender. Remove the bay leaves (remember you need to find 3).
  5. Using a ladle serve the soup by scraping out some of the pumpkin flesh along with the rice and broth mixture. If desired add the cream and a little extra swiss cheese. I hope your family enjoys this savory pumpkin soup in a pumpkin as much as mine did!
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at