How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Something this gorgeously simple is a recipe everyone should bookmark. It's a shockingly easy way to transform your average soup into something Martha-worthy and the easiest way to ensure that your guests will want to Instagram their meal. It'll also add an unforgettable autumn aroma and flavor to your fall soups.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Things You\’ll Need

  • Small Pie Pumpkin (one per bowl)

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Step 1: Cut the Pumpkin

Cut off the top 1/3 of the pumpkin.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Step 2: Scoop

Scoop out the seeds and strings using a sharp spoon or a melon baller.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Step 3: Bake

Add the pumpkins to a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Brush the oil over the pumpkins and the top, inside and out. Sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, or until fork tender but still firm enough to hold its shape.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin


Need to make in advance? No problem! Just cut, scoop and oil, then cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to bake (up to 12 hours). Sprinkle with salt just prior to baking (salt draws out moisture). Don't add it ahead of time!

Step 4: Fill

FIll with a fall soup, like Butternut Squash Soup or Sweet Potato Soup.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

Step 5: Serve

Serve and enjoy!


The bowl is edible! The rind, while technically edible, isn't tasty so stick to the meat! Your guests can scoop at the insides to eat right along with the soup.

How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin How to Serve Soup in a Pumpkin

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