Bacon Pumpkin Bisque

Bacon Pumpkin Bisque is a rich and creamy soup that features the warm, earthy flavors of pumpkin enhanced by smoky bacon. Made by blending pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and a medley of seasonings, the soup is then cooked to perfection on the stovetop, infused with bacon, and finished with a splash of heavy cream. It’s a comforting and delicious dish that embodies the essence of fall.

Bacon pumpkin bisque served in a white soup bowl.

How to make Bacon Pumpkin Bisque?

Directions

  1. Place chicken broth, garlic, onion, pumpkin puree, and seasonings into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. In a pot on the stovetop, cook your chopped bacon until it becomes fragrant.
  3. Pour the blended soup base into the pot with the bacon and let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Finish by stirring in the heavy cream.

Various ingredients used to make pumpkin bisque soup in mixing bowls.

What ingredients do I need to make pumpkin bisque?

Ingredients

  • Chicken Broth – chicken stock that comes in a can or tetra pack found at grocery stores. Can also use low sodium chicken broth if preferred. Can also use vegetable broth, or vegetable stock.
  • Bacon – preferred bacon.
  • Garlic – whole clove.
  • Onion – yellow or brown onion.
  • Pumpkin Puree – canned 100% pure canned pumpkin purée.  Not canned pumpkin pie mix.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil or olive oil of choice.
  • Heavy Cream – can also use coconut cream for a dairy-free option.

Which Type of Pumpkin to Use

Using canned pumpkin puree found at most supermarkets works best for this pumpkin soup recipe.

Pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl next to can to be used for pumpkin bisque recipe.

Is homemade pumpkin soup healthy for you?

Yes, it’s low in carbs and sugar-free, making it a good option for those watching their sugar intake. Additionally, it’s gluten-free, offering an excellent choice for those with gluten sensitivities. The inclusion of ingredients like pumpkin puree and chicken broth adds other essential nutrients.

Can pumpkin soup be frozen?

Put leftovers in the refrigerator or in an airtight container in the freezer and heat up to enjoy the best fall soup anytime of year.

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Bacon pumpkin bisque in a Dutch oven pot, top down shot.

Watch How To Make It

 

Bacon pumpkin bisque being scooped with a golden spoon, top down shot.

Bacon Pumpkin Bisque

Super easy creamy and smooth pumpkin bisque with bits of smokey bacon make this the best fall soup to get you into the fall season! If you love all things pumpkin, you’re going to love this savory pumpkin bisque that’s both creamy and full of wonderful fall flavors.
4.86 from 7 votes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bacon soup, pumpkin bisque, savory pumpkin bisque
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 342kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Chop bacon and set aside.
  • In a blender, add chicken broth, garlic, onion, pumpkin puree, salt, black pepper, sweetener, olive oil and blend for 10-15 seconds until a puree consistency is attained.
  • In a large stove top pot, add sliced bacon over high heat. Mix until bacon becomes fragrant, about 30-45 seconds.
  • Next pour in soup base from the blender, cover, and cook under low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  • After 8-10 minutes have passed, add in heavy cream, mix well and transfer to a serving bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1958mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9778IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. This is unusually good! I used Sukrin Gold brown sugar substitute in place of the monk fruit. This will be a yearly fall recipe for me.
    Thanks!

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