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This smooth and creamy Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors with rich, velvety texture.

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Among the many reasons I adore Wegmans is their soup bar. Their store-bought soups actually taste homemade.

Shrimp Bisque, Spicy Tomato with Orzo, Broccoli Cheddar, and Italian Wedding (which is made with beef meatballs instead of pork!), to name a few.

And the queen of all delicious soups, their Brown Sugar Pumpkin Bisque.

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Description

Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Recipe

The soup at Wegmans that inspired this recipe is super thick and incredibly flavorful.

It’s quite sweet (as you might expect, since there’s brown sugar in the title!), but savory onion and a hint of tartness balance it well.

It’s very rich, with a deep buttery flavor. I love this soup but every time I enjoy it I can’t help but wonder what exactly is in it, knowing full well that I don’t really want to know.

My homemade version is not as sweet or buttery as the version at Wegmans, but I wanted to make it a bit healthier. And I found that it doesn’t need a ton of added butter and sugar to be delicious.

Brown Sugar and Pumpkin

Vegan Pumpkin Soup Variation

To make this Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup recipe vegan, note the following:

  1. Swap out the butter for coconut oil.
  2. Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
  3. Instead of heavy whipping cream, use canned full-fat coconut milk.

More Pumpkin Soup Recipes to Try:

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Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
This smooth and creamy Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors with rich, velvety texture.

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Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 small sweet potato peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 3/4 cups cubed)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups vegetable stock or chicken for deeper flavor
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree canned or homemade
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until starting to soften but not yet turn color, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sweet potato and cook 3 minutes more. Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, bay leaf, stock, pumpkin, and brown sugar.
  • Bring the soup up to a boil, then turn heat down and cook until the sweet potato is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn heat off and stir in the cream, and then the lemon juice. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired.
  • If you want a very smooth soup, puree it in batches in a blender (or use an immersion blender).
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle the parsley on top, if desired.

Notes

Vegan Pumpkin Soup Variation

To make this Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup recipe vegan:
  1. Swap out the butter for coconut oil.
  2. Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
  3. Instead of heavy whipping cream, use canned full-fat coconut milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 18930IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on January 4, 2013. I updated it with more information on October 14, 2020.

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Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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15 Comments

  1. I love legman’s pumpkin soup at the soup bar. They did not make it this year – company said not enough interest. I find that hard to believe. What is great about this soup is it is not a puree – the chunks of sweet potato & onion make this the best pumpkin soup out there. Hope this is the same. Thank you.

  2. This is SO my kind of soup, girl! I miss Wegmans! There’s one near my parents home in Pennsylvania, and every time I visit I bacsically live there.

  3. Lovely recipe and cannot wait for the temperatures to be a little more reasonable than today’s 42 C to try it out. Love that you have added sweet potato and shall use my own vegetable stock which is definitely low sodium :) !

  4. Food Lover says:

    mmm sounds so delicious I can’t wait to try it, thanks for the recipe :)

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This sounds so tasty. And is super pretty too!

  6. ooh, love the combination of pumpkin, sweet potato and brown sugar!!

  7. i like every course to have some sweetness to it; i’m just weird like that. you’ve made pumpkin soup sound appetizing to me! :)

  8. Never been to Wegmans but I’ve heard great things about it. This soup looks really comforting and delicious. It’s been so cold out lately and I’d sure love a bowl of this :)

  9. Yum! I love wegmans soups too! It’s definitely something I miss now, not being near a wegmans… Whole Foods soups do not compare!

  10. Delicious and comforting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  11. Wegmans is amazing! Their little fresh takeout market is the absolute best. The soup sounds like a dream to me. Sweet and pumpkin in soup form. So in :)

  12. That sounds heavenly, Faith! :-) I cook with pumpkin so much more since I moved to Australia. They love it here!! I definitely want to try your soup. :-)

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