Thanksgiving Soups

These Thanksgiving soups are just the perfect addition to your thanksgiving meal. The mumedibbles thanksgiving feast aroma wasn’t from the turkey, It was the soup.

Indeed our neighbors was in awe, so they couldn’t help but beg for their own portion of the soup. Sure, your thanksgiving menu is probably already lengthy, but we’re here to recommend one more addition, from luscious pumpkin soup with lobster to creamy butternut squash soup with crispy pancetta, these soups will start your meal off strong, and make sure there’s no chance you’ll run out of food, not only that, they’re so simple to make and you won’t be stressing over yet another last minute appetizer.

Here are superb Thanksgiving soups recipes you just need to impress your family and friends this thanksgiving feast.

1. Curried Carrot And Apple Soup

Curried carrot and apple soup has a wonderful balance of sweetness, spice and tang. The secret ingredient: gingersnap cookies which makes it more suitable for thanksgiving soups.

Curried Carrot And Apple Soup

Active Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hr

Yield Serves: 12


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, cored and chopped
  • Kosher salt and Pepper
  • 2 pounds carrots, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 1/4 pounds celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 7 gingersnap cookies
  • 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish
  • Chopped mint, for garnish
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add the onion, leek, fennel and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just starting to brown, for about 9 mins.
  2. Add the carrots, celery root, apple, gingersnaps, curry powder, garlic, ginger and thyme and cook, stirring, until the carrots and celery root soften slightly, for about 10 minutes and add the stock and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring, until the vegetables are very tender, 25 minutes. Discard the thyme sprigs.
  3. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender with the sour cream and vinegar until smooth. Reheat the soup if necessary and season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with toasted pumpkin seeds and chopped mint and cilantro and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently before serving.

Suggested Pairing

This silky soup has a lot of inherent sweetness, which goes best with a fruit-forward wine. Pour a California Chardonnay.

2. Creamy Parsnip Soup With Pear And Walnuts

I love that root vegetables are so rustic,” says chef Marcus Samuelson about this earthy, Indian-spiced soup. “I add pear and walnuts for sophistication and crunch.” He says that if you can’t find sun-chokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes), simply use all parsnips instead.

Creamy Parsnip Soup With Pear And Walnuts

Active Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield Serves: 8 to 10

3. Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup gets a little smoky heat from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, but then gets cooled down with a swirl of crème fraîche. Using for your thanksgiving soups will make your neighbors hasten towards you swiftly.

 Smoky Butternut Squash Soup
Active Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield Serves: 8


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • One 3-pound butternut squash, peeled and diced (8 cups)
  • 1 small canned chipotle in adobo, chopped
  • 7 cups chicken or turkey stock or low-sodium broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives, plus more for garnish


  1.  In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until softened. Stir in the squash and chipotle and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and honey and bring to a boil. Simmer until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes and Puree the soup until smooth; season with salt.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, stir the crème fraîche with the 1/4 cup of chives. Microwave until just melted, 30 seconds. Serve the soup with a swirl of chive cream and a sprinkling of chives.
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4. Pumpkin Soup with Creole Lobster

Most Thanksgivings include pumpkin in some guise. The most craving version is a pumpkin soup topped with lobster bathed in a spicy butter. The natural brininess of the lobster helps bring out all the deep, earthy flavor in the soup.

Pumpkin Soup with Creole Lobster
Active Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hr 45 mins
Yield Serves: 10


5. Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta

Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta
Active Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Yield Serves : 12



  1. James Frank
    • Mumedibbles

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