I wanted to share a soup recipe for you that was both perfect for meal prep AND one that didn’t require you to sit at the stovetop to watch it cook for hours. So this is what I came up with – an AIP Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup recipe.
This recipe is AIP/Paleo which makes it dairy-free, gluten-free, and is packed with so much goodness and flavor! One of the first things I purchased when I first started AIP was a slow cooker. Back then, I only intended to make homemade bone broth with it, but today I use it weekly, for at least one other dish because of how much time it saves me during meal prep!
How do you make pumpkin soup from scratch?
You will need to buy a fresh pumpkin and sweet potatoes for this recipe to make it from scratch. You will also need a slow cooker and a food processor or stick blender. I love making soups from scratch because you can make a big batch that can last you the entire week – you can even freeze half of it and defrost it when you ready to have it.
AIP Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
- Slow cooker
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 pumpkin, peeled and cubed
- 2 apples, cored and chopped
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 large white onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cups bone broth
- 1 Fresh sage and thyme
- 1 cup organic coconut milk, canned
- Once you've chopped the pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and apples, add them to a large bowl with the sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric powder, ginger powder, and cinnamon powder and stir well to coat evenly.
- Add the bone broth, onion, and fresh herbs to the slow cooker.
- Transfer the vegetables and apples to the slow cooker and secure with the lid.
- Cook on high for 6 hours. You can give the vegetables a quick stir midway through the cook. The bone broth is not meant to cover the vegetables, the steam will ensure that it cooks through.
- Once your vegetables are cooked through, add your coconut milk to the pot and give it a good stir.
- Transfer the mixture into the food processor and blend in batches until you reach your desired consistency. OR use a stick blender to blend into a soup.