The Quickest, Easiest, Yummiest (Microwave) Pumpkin Soup you’ll see this year (I promise!)

serves 4


500g pumpkin, chopped

30g butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove of garlic, crushed (or 1tsp of minced garlic)

750ml (3 cups) chicken stock, heated

1 tbsp tomato paste

60ml (1/4 cup) cream

1 tbsp grated parmesan


  1. Combine pumpkin, butter, onion and garlic in a large bowl, cover, cook in microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.
  2. Add water, stock cubes and tomato paste, cover, cook on HIGH for about 15 minutes or until pumpkin is tender.
  3. Blend or process in several batches until smooth;
  4. Reheat, stir in cream, sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Serve and enjoy!!