This creamy Ninja Foodi pumpkin soup recipe is made with spicy chipotle chiles and red peppers blended together so it’s on the table in 15 minutes! Serve it with warm-from-the-oven buttered bread for a filling lunch or dinner.
Autumn means two things: pumpkins and soup. And, this spicy Ninja Foodi pumpkin soup recipe is perfect for the season!
So, let’s go over a few tips to make sure you have everything you need on hand, and then we’ll get straight to the recipe.
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What You Need to Make Spicy Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
The secret to getting this meal on the table in 15 minutes is that the ingredients are all blended together in the Ninja Foodi blender. In just about a minute, you’ll have a creamy soup that you can quickly heat on the stove and serve.
What If I Don’t Have a Ninja Foodi Blender?
No problem! You can use any blender you have to make the soup. You can even dump all the ingredients in the pan you saute the vegetables in and use a stick blender to make the soup.
Equipment Needed for Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
- Blender, such as Ninja Foodi, stick blender, etc
- Cutting board and knife
- Medium saucepan
- Can opener
Ingredients & Substitutions for Ninja FOODi Pumpkin Soup
I’ll admit the ingredient list for this healthy pumpkin soup recipe is a bit long but it all combines to make a delicious, spicy, savory meal. Here are some suggestions for subbing out ingredients to make a soup that works for you:
Pumpkin I always use canned pumpkin for two reasons: it’s always available at the store and it takes much less time to prep for the recipe. I prefer just opening a can to cutting, seeding, and cooking a pumpkin.
If you have a fresh pumpkin and want to use it in the recipe, go for it! You may need to adjust the seasonings, especially the salt.
Spices & Seasonings I like spicy dishes so I used chipotle peppers, as well as spicy paprika to add heat. The recipe as written is spicy, so if you like less heat, use less than the amount in the recipe, or leave out the peppers and/or paprika altogether.
Heavy Cream I opted to use heavy whipping cream in this recipe because I wanted the creamy flavor that it gives. But you could substitute any milk product you like, plant-based or dairy.
I’ve also made this pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin and coconut milk and it had a sweeter flavor from the coconut.
Which pumpkin should I use for the Ninja Foodi pumpkin soup recipe?
This recipe calls for pumpkin puree, which is cooked pumpkin that is blended until smooth. I used canned pumpkin, but you are welcome to make your own pumpkin puree.
If making your own, I would recommend using a small pie pumpkin. They cook up very creamy and tend to be a little sweeter than other varieties. But feel free to experiment with other kinds.
Tips for Making Spicy Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
This soup has a full-body flavor and is delicious all on its own. But I always love to throw a few toppings on my soup, and occasionally add a sandwich or other accompaniment.
Here are a few suggestions for each.
Toppings for Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
Since this soup is spicy, you probably don’t need to add more spice, but if you like that kind of thing, feel free. Here are a few of my favorite toppings:
- Diced avocado
- Diced red pepper
- Crumbled bacon
- Sour cream
- Thinly sliced green onion
What to Serve with Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
This soup is filling! But if you need to round out the meal a little, here are a couple suggestions:
- Soft, warm, buttery bread
- Grilled cheese, or other grilled sandwich
- Rosemary Baked Camembert [BBQ recipe]
Recipe for Spicy Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Soup
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 15 oz. pumpkin puree
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. spicy paprika
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Saute the onion, roasted red pepper, and chipotle pepper until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the remaining ingredients in the Ninja Foodi blender.
- When done, add the sauted vegetables to the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the pumpkin soup into the saucepan and heat for about 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and accompaniments. Enjoy!
- Oyster crackers
- Chopped red pepper
- Diced avocado
- Diced red onion
- Crumbled bacon
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 83mgSodium 748mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 4g
Nutrition information is an approximation and may vary based on the ingredients used when preparing the recipe.
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