This Pumpkin Slow Cooker Soup is so creamy and loaded with delicious fall flavor. This slow cooked soup only requires 10 minutes of hands-on time which makes it so easy to prepare! This is the perfect soup to make ahead of time on a busy weeknight. Serve with your favorite salad or a warm loaf of bread to warm up on a chilly, fall night.
This soup is warming with all of the fall flavors with delicious pumpkin and cumin. As soon as fall weather starts, this soup is in a constant rotation for meal prep in my home. The aromas that fill the house as this soup cooks in your slow cooker are better than any candle you could buy in the store.
Fall is my favorite time of the year for cooking and baking. I have developed a variety of recipes that encompass all of the delicious flavors of fall. Some of my favorite recipes are my: gluten free ravioli, butternut squash curry, instant pot turkey soup, apple ginger pulled pork, whole30 sloppy joe bowls, and thai shrimp soup.
This recipe was sponsored by Volpi’s Coppa.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Slow cooker soups are the best because they are so easy. Throw all your ingredients in the slow cooker, and your job is done.
- This soup is a great way to get in those vegetables without feeling like you are eating a ton of veggies! The carrots in the soup are a great added touch, and you do not even taste them.
- You can prepare this soup ahead of time to make for your family dinner. All you need to do is throw it in the crockpot in the morning.
- The veggies in this soup can be adjusted to your preference. Potatoes would be great in this soup too!
- This soup is naturally dairy free, gluten free, grain free, soy free, paleo, keto, and refined sugar free. It can also be made Whole30, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and vegan friendly.
- This recipe just screams Fall, if you are like me and a big pumpkin fan, make sure you pair it with some of my other favorite pumpkin recipes on my website.
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- Carrots-I used store bought shredded carrots here but any kind of carrots will work. If you are using big carrots you can put them in your food processor or grate them with a cheese grater.
- Garlic and onion-The garlic and onion in this recipe add a ton of flavor. I prefer yellow onions here. One of my favorite ways to chop up onions is by peeling them and putting them into the food processor. It helps to cut the onions into fourths when we do this.
- Pumpkin puree- It is super important that you buy pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin pie filling. They look almost identical in the grocery store but are two very different things. You want the canned pumpkin to have only one ingredient in it-pumpkin. I love the Trader Joe’s brand. Every year I buy a case of it at a time because it sells out so quickly.
- Volpi’s Coppa- Adds so much flavor to this soup. Who doesn’t like little bites of bacon in their food? Volpi’s Coppa is like bacon on steroids!
- Cumin & Paprika– Extra seasoning. This can also be adjusted to taste.
- Coconut milk– Can be swapped with almond milk, or cream if you can tolerate it. This gives the soup its creamy texture. If you want to omit, you can, but you may need to add extra chicken broth in order to thin the soup.
- Chicken broth– Keeps the soupy texture. Chicken broth is also loaded with vitamins and minerals. I love the Kettle & Fire brand. Use my Kettle & Fire code, ALLIANNASKITCHEN, for 20% off your order.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you are unable to fine Volpi’s Coppa, you can use thick cut bacon instead.
- Substitute the coconut milk for almond milk or cream if you can tolerate it.
- If you are vegetarian, you can use vegetable broth and omit the bacon.
- For the autoimmune protocol (AIP)-You can omit the paprika, cumin, and coppa.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below.
Step by Step Instructions
Photo 1: First, chop the onion, carrot, and Coppa. If you are using shredded carrots, you can leave those as is. If you are using whole carrot I suggest running it through the food processor or using an a cheese grater.
Photo 2: Next, add the onion, garlic, carrot, pumpkin, coppa, cumin, paprika, and chicken broth to the Instant Pot or crock pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Using an immersion blender or food processor, blend until smooth.
- Tip # 1: You can easily double this recipe if you are feeding a larger crowd. Just make sure your slow cooker is big enough to hold it.
- Tip # 2: If after you blend the soup it is too thick for your liking, you can add additional chicken broth and let it warm up.
- Tip # 3: I love to top my soup with additional cream, fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, and even gluten free croutons.
Yes. This soup will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you want to save it longer, pop it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nothing beats some bread with this soup! I recommend my AIP Bread Rolls. The possibilities are endless. A salad would be great as well. I have so many salad recipes on my website for you to check out.
I have a Ninja Instant Pot. It is so great – it has 11 different functions! Totally worth it. You can also use a regular crockpot it you have that.
You can add a little cayenne pepper to your linking. Cayenne adds the perfect kick.
Yes, pumpkin is a great low carb keto option.
- This dish can be stored in the refridgerator for up to 5 days in an air tight container.
- This soup can be stored in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
- Slow cooker or 11-1 instant pot
- 1 yellow onion onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 package Volpi Coppa chopped, omit for AIP & whole30
- 6 cups canned pumpkin
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp ground cumin omit for AIP
- 1 tsp paprika omit for AIP
- Chop onion, carrots, and Coppa. Mince the garlic.
- Add all ingredient to the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!