This Pumpkin Soup with Leeks and White beans is the perfect symphony of Autumn flavors. A silky pumpkin broth with leeks, kale, apples, sage and cannellini beans is such a harmonious combination! Video!

A simple recipe for Pumpkin Soup With Leeks, Kale, white beans and Sage. Vegan, flavorful, and EASY- can be made in 30 minutes! #pumkinsoup #vegansoup

Don’t drink at the water’s edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched.

Jeanette Berson

Nourishing for body and soul, this easy pumpkin soup recipe is fast, healthy and delicious! Comforting on chilly days, and hearty enough for the main entree.

Pumpkin puree creates an incredibly velvety full-bodied broth pairing perfectly with leeks, apple, kale and sage- utilizing the bounty of fall garden goodness.  This is one of those creations that is almost effortless to throw together but tastes anything but simple.

Try Pumpkin Soup with Garam Masala for another delicious pumpkin soup recipe!

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Why You Will Love Pumpkin Soup Recipe!

  1. Autumn Flavors: Pumpkin leek soup embodies the essence of fall with its warm and comforting flavors. The combination of creamy pumpkin, savory leeks, and aromatic sage creates a symphony of autumn flavors that will delight your taste buds.
  2. Nutritional Benefits: Pumpkin leek soup is not only delicious but also nutritious. Pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and potassium, which are good for your immune system. Leeks, on the other hand, are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. This soup is a flavorful way to incorporate wholesome ingredients into your diet.
  3. Easy and Versatile: Making pumpkin leek soup is a breeze, and it can be customized to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer a smooth and velvety texture or a chunky soup with bits of vegetables, you can easily adjust the consistency by blending or leaving it as is. You can also add your favorite spices or herbs to enhance the flavors further.
  4. Perfect for Chilly Days: As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup to cozy up with. Pumpkin leek soup is comforting and satisfying, making it an ideal choice for chilly days. It’s a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a light lunch or a hearty dinner, keeping you warm and nourished throughout the season.

Ingredients in Pumpkin Soup

Pumkin soup ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter or olive oil: You can use either butter or olive oil for sautéing the leeks and other vegetables in the soup.
  • Leek: Leeks add a delicious flavor to the soup. Make sure to clean them thoroughly as they can be sandy.
  • Celery: Celery adds a subtle crunch and freshness to the soup.
  • Apple: Adding apple to the soup adds a touch of sweetness and complements the pumpkin flavor.
  • Fresh sage: Fresh sage is a lovely herb that pairs well with the other flavors in the soup.
  • Salt & White Pepper: Use salt and white pepper to season the soup according to your taste.
  • Kale: Kale adds a nutritional boost and a pop of vibrant green color to the soup.
  • White wine: White wine adds depth and complexity to the soup. If you prefer, you can substitute 1-2 teaspoons of champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Veggie broth or chicken stock: Use vegetable broth or chicken stock as the base for the soup. You can choose whichever you prefer or have on hand.
  • Cannellini beans: Cannellini beans add protein and creaminess to the soup. You can use cooked or canned beans, depending on what you have available.
  • Pumpkin puree: You can use either homemade pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin for convenience. The choice is yours!

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.     

How To Make Pumpkin Soup

Start by sautéing the leeks, letting them soften and wilt a bit. Leeks and butter have a strong affinity for each other.  (Alternatively, olive oil also does nicely here as well.)

Next add the celery, apples and sage. Add kale and white wine.

Add broth and white beans. Add pumpkin. When time allows, we love roasting a pumpkin making homemade pumpkin puree but canned pumpkin works too!

Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 20 minutes.

A simple recipe for Pumpkin Soup With Leeks, Kale, white beans and Sage. Vegan, flavorful, and EASY- can be made in 30 minutes! #pumkinsoup #vegansoup

Delicious as-is…. or add creamy chèvre for a lovely finish. Or top with Leek Oil!  Keep leftovers in an airtight container and reheat to serve. If you are in the mood for decadence, a drizzle of heavy cream would be yummy.

Served with homemade sourdough bread or sourdough biscuits. 

Pumpkin Soup Recipe FAQS

Can I replace the pumpkin with something else?

Sure! Most winter squashes would be good, such as kabocha Squash, butternut puree or even mashed sweet potatoes will work!

Is pumpkin soup healthy?

Pumpkin soup is not only delicious but also nutritious. Pumpkin is packed with essential nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, which are beneficial for your immune system. Additionally, leeks and kale provide fiber and antioxidants, making this soup a healthy choice.

What goes in pumpkin soup?

In this recipe we are highlighting delicious Autumn ingredients; leeks, kale, white beans and sage, these savory elements combine perfectly with the slight sweetness of the pumpkin.

A simple recipe for Pumpkin Soup With Leeks, Kale, white beans and Sage. Vegan, flavorful, and EASY- can be made in 30 minutes! #pumkinsoup #vegansoup

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Pumpkin Soup with White beans and Leeks

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup, stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Pumpkin Soup with leeks, white beans and sage. Vegan-adaptable, flavorful, and EASY.  Nourishing for body and soul, this healthy fall harvest soup is fast to make and delicious!  Comforting on chilly days and hearty enough for the main entree.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 large leek, sliced in 1/4-inch half moons (1 1/22 cups)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped small
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (black pepper works too)
  • 2 cups kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine (substitute 1-2 teaspoons champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 cups veggie broth or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cannellini beans cooked or canned
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pumpkin purée or one 15 oz canned pumpkin (see notes)

Serve with crusty bread or croutons, goat cheese or flavorful Leek Oil!


Instructions

  1. Saute leeks and butter or olive oil in a medium stock pot, over medium heat, letting them wilt and soften about 5 minutes.
  2. Add celery, apples, sage, salt and pepper.  Saute 3-5 minutes more.
  3. Add kale and white wine.  Stir until kale begins to wilt about 2 minutes or so.
  4. Add broth, white beans and pumpkin puree.
  5. Bring to a low boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes.

Garnish with crumbled goat cheese if desired, or flavorful leek oil and crusty bread.


Notes

You can substitute most any type of pureed squash for the pumpkin.

The amount of salt greatly depends on the type of broth you use.  Start with a little and increase as needed.

If using canned pumpkin, you may want to start with less and add as needed as it can be thicker than the fresh pumpkin puree.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ⅓ cup ( with olive oil and veggie broth)
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 7.9 g
  • Sodium: 719.9 mg
  • Fat: 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1 g
  • Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Pumpkin soup, vegan pumpkin soup, pumpkin white bean soup, pumpkin leek soup, fall soups, fall soup recipes

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  1. Your pumpkin soup recipe is another winner. I had kale left over from the squash and kale pot pie recipe, but had to sub canned pumpkin since I was out of fresh. Followed your suggestion to start with less of the canned pumpkin initially and found that just a bit more than half a can did the trick to boost the body and flavor. And it looked exactly like the photos on your site. Fresh sage really shines in this dish too. Squash and kale pair well in so many recipes and I love having options to use them in different ways. Thanks again!

  2. This is my new, all-time-favorite recipe! I received an enormous butternut squash, leeks, and kale in my farm box, so I used my homemade roasted squash puree instead of pumpkin. I doubled the recipe and wish I had made a triple batch because all of the flavors and textures are just sooooo scrumptious! BTW – the uber-squash yielded enough puree for a double batch of this soup and large butternut and spinach lasagne recipe – two recipes that go quite well together.

    Thank you so much for all of your inspiring recipes!

  3. There was no fresh pumpkin left at the store, so I used ‘Honey Nut Butternut’ organic squash instead & mixed it with a bit of canned organic pumpkin. It’s sweeter than the recipe intended, but the end result is still delicious & healthy. Thank you!

  4. Hi Sylvia,
    Thank you for your prompt reply. It was a great idea you offered to use the best base and aromatics when using frozen veggies. Next time I’ll definitely try adding some fresh onions and garlic, herbs,with the frozen veggies. Maybe saute them a little before adding the other ingredients. Looking forward to try many recipes from your site!

  5. Hi Sylvia! Someone recommended this site to me for healthy Vegan recipes. So I had a look and was impressed! The first recipe was “Pumpkin soup with leeks and white beans.” I had all of the ingredients called for and it turned out quite nicely. Only thing I changed was to add a handful of frozen green beans chopped small as I didn’t have enough kale. However, most of the veggies were blanched and frozen, and I find that using frozen veggies makes the soup kind of bland and flavorless with no outstanding zing or zest! (I could taste the pumpkin tho!) My question to you or anyone is this: Do you have any tips on using frozen veggies in soups and other recipes? I know if I added yogourt or leak oil, etc to the top would be nice, but believe a soup should not need toppings, and stand on its own. I think your site has everything I was looking for, so I’m going to stick with you for now. Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I think the secret to good soup- especially with frozen veggies is creating a flavorful base- so use good flavorful stock/broth, and aromatics- onions, garlic, herbs. 🙂

  6. Fabulous Soup!

    I made this as I’m on a mission to slim down. Was very satisfying and my husband (huge carnivore) enjoyed it too!

    I didn’t have time to roast the pumpkin (I’m sure this would make it even more phenomenal) so I steamed it and then puréed it. Still added a lovely flavour to broth!

    I also made the tomato soup today, so will review that when it’s lunch time tomorrow!

    Hard to choose what to make from your site with so many wonderful options!

  7. This soup always satisfies, today I used roasted butternut squash puree instead of pumpkin and sake instead of white wine just because those were the ingredients on hand in my pantry. As said in the notes- i really could use butternut instead of pumpkin with phenomenal results🤓 Thank you once again for this healthy, cheap and easy recipe. Our quality of life has been enhanced so much! We realllook forward to dinner now! Thank you so much!

  8. Sooo good and easy! I used canned pumpkin on hand and apple cider vinegar. The goat cheese was a great addition. I’m already planning to make it again next month. Leftovers were a welcome lunch!

  9. This soup is delicious! Especially good with the goat cheese!
    Its on my “go to” list. I highly recommend roasting the pumpkin if you can–well worth the extra effort!

  10. Used the canned pumpkin I had in the cupboard and it turned out great. I only added about 1 cup and it seemed thick enough. The flavors were divine.

  11. Yes to this tasty recipe! First time I roasted a sugar pumpkin and it was so easy and really elevated the soup.

  12. Fabulous! What a lovely combination of good, healthy vegetables. I’ll be making this soup again without a doubt.

  13. This was a lovely nourishing soup.
    Great idea of mixing in the purée into the stock. I made it from roasted buttercup squash ( my favorite) and
    used herbs de Provence because I didn’t have sage……it doesn’t really need much seasoning as all the flavours come together to produce a great taste. Yum.
    A real keeper.

  14. Thank you for posting such great recipes! I’ve made so many of them and love them all. This pumpkin soup was delicious. Whenever I don’t know what to make for dinner I go to your website for inspiration.

  15. The highlight of our family’s shelter-in-place Halloween! Served with your No-Knead Sourdough, of course!

  16. You know what I love? The face that I actually have leek oil in my fridge (courtesy of you) to top all these awesome dishes!

  17. Didn’t have leeks so subbed green onions, bok choy for celery, spinach for kale, mayocoba beans for cannellini, and a very sweet pumpkin-ish squash, feta on top. So not really your recipe, but absolutely delicious. Sometime I’ll have to try it as written. 😊 I love your recipes and beautiful photos. Thanks.

  18. This sounds delicious! Since leeks can really vary in size (I have one from a local farmer’s market that’s enormous!), I’m wondering approximately how much sliced leeks to use (volume-wise). Thanks!

  19. Delicious, healthy and perfect for the season! As a family who love meat, we don’t miss it at all with a flavorful veggie dish like this. This is our make ahead family pot this week. I just tried it, it’s fabulous! I will really look forward to dipping into this after a hard days remote work!

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