Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Marshmallows{Just us Four}

Hi everyone! I’m Shannah…the girl behind the blog, Just Us Four.  I am so excited to share a fall recipe with you.


Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins. They are the quintessential fall icon. What’s the best food for fall…why something including pumpkin of course!

Today, I’m going to share with you pumpkin soup with cinnamon marshmallows. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cool, fall night!


Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Marshmallows

Adapted from epicurious.com



What you’ll need: 

3 Tsbp unsalted butter 

1 medium yellow onion, diced 

4 cloves garlic, minced 

1 tsp grated fresh ginger 

1 leek {white and pale green parts only, diced} 

1 tsp ground cloves 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 tsp ground allspice 

1/2 tsp ground black pepper 

3 15 oz cans pumpkin 

6 cups vegetable broth 

1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 

 1/2 cup mini marshmallows 

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 

1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)


Let’s make it: 

1) Wash and dice your leeks.  

I typically cut mine and then place them in a bowl of water for 10 minutes to let all the dirt soak off.  Just gently scoop them out to keep from stirring up the dirt that has settled to the bottom.

2) In a dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and leeks. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. 

3) Add the canned pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, black pepper and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.

4) Reduce heat to low and let soup simmer for about 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. 


5) While the soup cooks, place the marshmallows and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a resealable bag. Shake to coat.

6) Serve soup topped with sprinkle of nutmeg and marshmallow/pepita mixture.

Thanks for reading! I hope you will stop by my blog, Just Us Four, for more recipes, some crafts and a glimpse into our major DIY project.

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  1. Reply
    Megan @Chaos Served Daily October 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Ooooh, I think I need this in my life! My go-to pumpkin soup is Thai, with peanut butter and mango…so this would be a fabulous change-up!

  2. Reply
    danielle October 16, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I love all things pumpkin and I am intriqued by the addition of the marshmallows – I may need to give this one a try!

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