Creamy Miso Bacon Pumpkin Soup

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American, Asian


Comforting, sweet and savoury creamy pumpkin soup made with oven-roasted pumpkin, bacon and miso broth for that hint of umami flavour.



  • 23 lb pumpkin (approximately 34 cups)
  • 4 cups meat or vegetable broth
  • 6 slices of bacon (chopped)
  • 45 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons miso

Toppings (Optional)

  • sour cream
  • fresh bacon bits
  • chives or green onions (finely chopped)
  • cayenne pepper (dash)


Roast the Pumpkin

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C)
  2. Drizzle oil on the pumpkin
  3. Set the pumpkin on a oven safe pan and roast it in the oven for approximately 1 hour or until it is soft and you can insert a knife into it easily

Chop Your Ingredients

  1. Once the pumpkin is done roasting, set it aside to cool for a few minutes before handling it.
  2. Chop up all your ingredients and pumpkin and set them aside

Saute them in a Pot

  1. On medium heat, add the oil and butter into a pot
  2. Once the butter has melted, add the bacon and brown it for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add in the garlic and onions and saute them until soft for approximately 5 minutes
  4. Add in the pumpkin to brown melt for approximately 10-12 minutes Do not worry if you see brown bits on the bottom of the pan or if the pumpkin sticks to the bottom. Keep scraping the brown bits – this is flavour and it will melt into the soup once we add in the liquid.
  5. Add in the miso and toast it for 1-2 minutes
  6. Add in 1 cup of broth and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan
  7. Once the brown bits have been scraped off, add the rest of the broth and reduce the heat to low and simmer it for 15 minutes

Blitz it in a Blender

  1. Once the ingredients are soft, using a blender (or hand blender), blitz the soup until smooth
  2. Taste the soup and add salt to taste
  3. Top with garnishes and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 481 kcal
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 780 g
  • Fat: 34 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Protein: 15 g

Keywords: pumpkin soup, creamy pumpkin soup

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