Delicious Jamaican Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Come closer, my dear readers. Let me introduce you to a recipe that will transport your taste buds to the warm tropical islands of Jamaica. This is no ordinary soup, no. This is a crockpot Jamaican pumpkin soup that will keep you coming back for more.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I must confess that this soup is a personal favorite of mine. And I guarantee you’ll love it too! But don’t take my word for it; try it yourself and see why this gluten-free and dairy-free soup recipe is so popular around the world.

What makes this soup so special, you might ask? Well, let me tell you, my friends. This recipe starts with one ingredient that’s at the heart of Jamaican cuisine: pumpkin puree. We add chopped ginger, garlic cloves, celery ribs, and red onion to this delicious base.

But what gives this soup its unique flavor? That would be a blend of spices that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey through the Caribbean. Think ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground turmeric – all blended together to create a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your senses.

The best part is that this recipe is incredibly easy and can be made in your slow cooker or instant pot. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something wholesome and comforting without spending hours in the kitchen.

So come with me on a culinary adventure to Jamaica with this amazing crockpot Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Crockpot - Jamaican Pumpkin Soup
Gluten Free Crockpot – Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Listen up, foodies! I’ve got a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy – Jamaican Pumpkin Soup. And the best part? It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Trust me, you’ll love it!

Firstly, let’s talk about the hero ingredient- pumpkin puree. This is what gives the soup its beautiful creamy texture and sweet flavour. And did you know that pumpkin is full of vitamins A and C, which boost your immune system?

Now let’s add some authentic Jamaican flavours – ground nutmeg, allspice, turmeric, ginger and garlic cloves. These spices are what make this soup so unique and delicious. They create a beautiful aromatic blend that transports you straight to the Caribbean.

We can’t forget the vegetable broth and water – they form the base of this soup to give it a rich and nourishing consistency. As health enthusiasts, we must appreciate the nutritional value that broth adds to the dish.

To bring it all together, we add a little sugar and kosher salt for the perfect balance between sweetness and savouriness. And for those who want to make their soup a little more indulgent, adding a splash of heavy whipping cream will give it an extra creamy finish.

But don’t just take my word for it; try it yourself! Whether you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner or want to impress guests at your next dinner party – this easy Jamaican Pumpkin Soup recipe has got you covered.

So go ahead and get cooking! Your taste buds will thank you later.

Ingredient List

 Try this delicious and healthy Jamaican pumpkin soup with gluten-free ingredients
Try this delicious and healthy Jamaican pumpkin soup with gluten-free ingredients

Here is a list of all the delicious and healthy ingredients you will need to make this amazing Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe:

  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water

For the best results, make sure to use fresh vegetables and spices. You can also substitute some of these ingredients with your favorite herbs or spices. And if you’re looking for a vegan and gluten-free option, simply use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and skip the heavy whipping cream serving suggestion.

The Recipe How-To

 Let your crockpot do the work and enjoy the flavorful aroma of this soup in your kitchen
Let your crockpot do the work and enjoy the flavorful aroma of this soup in your kitchen

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time for the fun part – cooking! In this section, let me guide you through the steps in making this delicious Jamaican pumpkin soup.

Step 1: Prep your Ingredients

First of all, we will need to gather all the ingredients listed above. Then, chop two celery ribs and dice one red onion. Next, peel and grate a thumb-sized fresh ginger.

Step 2: Cook the Vegetables

In a slow cooker or crockpot, add one can of pumpkin puree, chopped celery, diced onion and grated ginger. Then add two teaspoons of ground allspice, one teaspoon of ground nutmeg, two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of kosher salt. Stir everything well until well combined.

Step 3: Add the Liquid

Pour in one cup of vegetable broth and two cups of water into the crockpot. Next, stir everything together until all the ingredients are well combined.

Step 4: Cook on Low Heat

Set your slow cooker on low heat, cover it with a lid and cook for about six to eight hours, or until the vegetables are cooked down.

Step 5: Blend Until Smooth

Once your vegetables have cooked down and are soft enough, transfer them into a blender or use an immersion blender directly in the pot to blend until smooth.

Step 6: Add Heavy Whipping Cream (Optional)

For an extra creaminess, pour in ½ or ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream into the cream soup. You can also use coconut milk for vegan option.

Step 7: Adjust Seasoning and Serve!

Before serving, taste your soup and adjust seasoning as needed. You can serve it alone or with your favorite toppings like roasted pumpkin seeds or croutons.

Now that you have successfully made this slow cooker Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe, serve it and watch how your family and friends will rave about it!

Substitutions and Variations

 This soup is perfect for chilly nights or when you need a quick and easy meal
This soup is perfect for chilly nights or when you need a quick and easy meal

Looking to switch things up and add your own touch to this Jamaican Pumpkin Soup recipe? Good news, I’ve got you covered. Here are some variations and substitutions you can experiment with:

– Sweet Potato instead of Pumpkin: If you don’t have pumpkin puree on hand or want to switch things up, try using sweet potato. Simply substitute the pumpkin puree for canned sweet potato puree in equal amounts.

– Butternut Squash instead of Pumpkin: Another substitute for pumpkin is butternut squash which also has a naturally sweet flavor. Use the same amount of butternut squash puree as the recipe calls for pumpkin puree.

– Chicken or Beef instead of Vegetable Broth: This recipe is vegan-friendly with the vegetable broth, but if you prefer a meatier flavor and have chicken or beef broth on hand, use that instead.

– Coconut Milk/Light Cream instead of Heavy Whipping Cream: If you’re looking to reduce the fat content in your diet, feel free to swap out heavy whipping cream with coconut milk or light cream. The consistency will be slightly different, but it will still result in a creamy texture.

– Jamaican Curry Powder instead of Ground Allspice: Jamaican curry powder contains allspice along with other aromatic spices like cumin and coriander. You can easily find it at any grocery store in the spice section.

These are just a few ideas for substitutions and variations, feel free to get creative and experiment with your favorite ingredients that work well with this soup recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Made with organic ingredients, this soup is both nutritious and delicious
Made with organic ingredients, this soup is both nutritious and delicious

Indulge in the flavors of Jamaica with this savory and nourishing soup perfect for any occasion. Jamaican Pumpkin Soup is a dish that can be served as an appetizer or entree, depending on your needs. The creamy and rich texture of the soup makes it filling enough to satisfy your hunger, while the mix of aromatic spices like turmeric, allspice, and nutmeg gives it a pleasing flavor that is unforgettable.

To add some crunch and balance to your soup, try serving it with some crusty bread or toasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top. You may also opt to serve it with a light salad if you prefer something refreshing. And if you’re looking for a more substantial meal, you can pair this soup with rice or quinoa, which can help turn it into a complete meal.

For those who love to experiment with flavors and textures, you may want to try serving this soup alongside some sweet potato fries or plantain chips for that extra Caribbean touch. The soup is versatile enough to complement any side dish you come up with.

Lastly, don’t forget to complement your Jamaican Pumpkin Soup with some refreshing drinks like coconut water or lemonade. Or if you prefer something stronger, make yourself a rum cocktail that will transport your taste buds back to the beaches of Jamaica.

Overall, Jamaican Pumpkin Soup is easy to serve and pairs well with various appetizers and entrees. It’s up to you how you want to enjoy this delectable soup!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get your dose of vitamin A and other essential nutrients from this flavorful soup
Get your dose of vitamin A and other essential nutrients from this flavorful soup

Ah, reheating. The forgotten stepchild of the cooking world. But fear not, my friends, for I have some tips and tricks up my sleeve for making sure your Jamaican pumpkin soup is just as delicious the second time around.

Make-Ahead: This soup is a fantastic recipe to make ahead of time for a big event or for meal prepping throughout the week. Once you’ve got your soup made, let it cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Storing: If you’re freezing this soup, I recommend storing it in individual portions so that you can easily reheat what you need without having to defrost the whole batch. Make sure to leave a little bit of room at the top of your containers for expansion.

Reheating: You can reheat this soup on the stove or in the microwave. If reheating on the stove, add a splash of vegetable broth or water to thin out the soup as it may thicken when refrigerated. Stir occasionally over medium heat until heated through.

If reheating in the microwave, do so in 30-second intervals until heated through, stirring in between.

If you’re adding heavy whipping cream after reheating make sure not to overheat it once added and just give it a gentle stir until mixed with no lumps.

And there you have it! With these handy tips up your sleeve, you’re now ready to make this delicious Jamaican pumpkin soup ahead of time and store it with confidence knowing that each serving will taste just as delightful as the first time around.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The aroma of the spices and herbs will tantalize your taste buds
The aroma of the spices and herbs will tantalize your taste buds

Are you ready to create a delicious gluten-free Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe? Here are some tips that will help ensure your soup turns out perfectly:

1. Use fresh ingredients: Fresh ingredients always taste better, so make sure to use fresh ginger, garlic cloves, celery ribs, red onion, and pumpkin puree.

2. Adjust seasoning according to taste: Start with the seasoning recommended in the recipe and adjust according to your taste preferences. You can add more salt or sugar if needed.

3. Don’t overcook: Since this soup is made in a slow cooker, be careful not to overcook it. Overcooking can cause the soup to become mushy and lose its texture.

4. Let the flavors meld: Allow ample time for the flavors of the soup to meld together. Let it simmer slowly in the crockpot for several hours or even overnight.

5. Add cream at the end: If using heavy whipping cream in your soup recipe, add it at the end after turning off the heat. This ensures that it does not curdle or separate.

6. Taste frequently: Taste your soup frequently throughout the cooking process and adjust your seasoning as necessary.

7. Use a high-quality vegetable broth: Use a flavorful vegetable broth to enhance the flavor of your soup. You can even make your own homemade vegetable broth!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a creamy and flavorful Jamaican pumpkin soup that’s perfect for a chilly evening or cozy get-together with family and friends.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free crockpot Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves healthy, organic, dairy-free, and gluten-free eating. The recipe’s ease of preparation and the delicious outcome it produces will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Its creamy and rich texture makes it one of the best Caribbean soups to try. With its versatile ingredient list, you can easily substitute and vary the ingredients to suit your tastes and preferences.

Whether you are making this soup for a quick weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend meal, it is sure to fill your stomach with warmth and comfort. Don’t hesitate to try out this recipe in your slow cooker or instant pot as it will be ready in no time.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your pumpkin puree and spice up your kitchen with this delicious Jamaican pumpkin soup recipe that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Gluten Free Crockpot - Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Gluten Free Crockpot - Jamaican Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Another recipe from the great gluten free crockpot cookbook. "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow", by Stephanie O'dea. Her comments, " The flavors in this are rich and distinguished. It's completely fat-free until you add the cream, which is optional. To cut back on cream consumption, I measured out 1 tablespoon per family member and we stirred it in ourselves at the table. This is a gorgeous soup... I'd most definitely serve this to a guest"
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Calories 165.6 kcal


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 yams, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 fresh grated ginger (1-inch piece)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 14 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon optional per family member heavy whipping cream


  • Use a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • put canned pumpkin in stoneware, add chopped vegetables.
  • Add spices and sugar.
  • Pour in vegetable broth and water, stirring well.
  • cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Carefully use a handheld blender to soupify about three quarters of the soup. If you have little ones in the house with texture issues, feel free to blend it all.
  • Serve with a bit of cream to stir inches.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 285gCalories: 165.6kcalCarbohydrates: 37.8gProtein: 2.8gFat: 1.6gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 3.4mgSodium: 317.2mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 4.6g
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