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Slow cooker pumpkin soup recipe

This slow cooker pumpkin soup is perfect for those cool days where you need something filling and nutritious. It is also a great vegetarian soup. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's best recipe finder.



  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2kg pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 litres boiling water
  • 3 tsp chicken stock powder
  • pepper to taste


In a frying pan, heat the butter and oil and fry the pumpkin, potato, carrot and onion until they begin to soften (about 5-7 minutes). Add to the slow cooker.

Add the stock powder and boiling water and stir.

Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.

Use a stick blender to liquify and season to taste.


  • I like to serve this soup with a spoon of sour cream and some chives to garnish.
  • Frying the vegetables for a few minutes increases the depth of flavour.
  • Be careful to taste this soup before seasoning as the stock powder can be very salty.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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