Styrian Pumpkin Cream Soup from Austria with Pumpkin Seed Oil, Dill and Bacon

For all friends of Austrian cuisine, the Styrian Pumkin Cream Soup recipe with pumpkin seed oil, dill and bacon is a classic. 

Styria is a wonderful province in Austria and has a lot to offer in terms of culinary delights and scenery.

You prepare this pumpkin soup with whipped cream, coconut milk has no place here. The only runaway I take the liberty of is ginger, which many of my Styrian friends have recently added to their soup. You find ginger in the list of ingredients optional.

What is so special about this traditional pumpkin soup? Creamy appearance, crispy black bread cubes, dill, crispy bacon and freshly torn horseradish make this soup a top highlight of Austrian cuisine. Please try it out quickly and enjoy!

1. Prepare your own Styrian Pumpkin Soup

Here I describe the simplest way of making soups step by step:

  1. Use a Hokkaido Pumpkin, Muscat Pumpkin or Butternut Pumpkin for this recipe.
  2. Halve the pumpkin with a knife, scrape out the seeds with a spoon and remove.
  3. Remove the pumpkin bowl with a knife, with the Hokkaido pumpkin you can use the bowl and save yourself the peeling.
  4. Cut pumpkin with skin or peeled pumpkin into small pieces and place in a high pot.
  5. Peel an onion and a clove of garlic, cut both into small pieces and place them in the pot with the pumpkin.
  6. Add some ginger (optional).
  7. Cover the ingredients in the pot with water, add the vegetable stock (powder or cube), season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  8. Add a little dry white wine, bring to the boil and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  9. Bring the soup to the boil again, pour the whipped cream into the boiling soup and it will not flocculate.
  10. Pass the pumpkin soup through a fine sieve to taste or prepare it for serving as prepared.
  11. Prepare the soup topping: Roast the black bread cubes in butter and season with salt and pepper, skip the bacon cubes, prepare the dill, prepare the horseradish finely torn.
  12. Mix pumpkin seed oil with a hand blender, season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and some ornamental juice.
  13. Finally mix the pumpkin soup with cold butter and froth up, arrange, add the soup and serve quickly.

Guests come to visit for Thanksgiving? Cook this soup for them, they will be thrilled!

2. Cooking Video Pumpkin Cream Soup

My cooking video for pumpkin soup shows the preparation step by step. All pumpkin soups differ only slightly in their preparation. The video is certainly a help for you to cook yourself.

3. Recipe

Put a great soup on your plate and enjoy a starry kitchen at home. Recipe pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil in Styrian style with crispy bread cubes, dill, bacon and horseradish. Below is my recipe with exact quantities, enjoy this great soup!

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4.97 from 29 votes
4.97 from 29 votes
Styrian Pumpkin Cream Soup
Austrian pumpkin soup from Styria, the home of many top chefs, including Johann Lafer and Martin Fauster. Pumpkin cream soup with seed oil, black bread cubes, dill, crispy bacon cubes and horseradish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: austrian kitchen, German Recipes
Keyword: pumpkin
Servings: 4
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 400 g pumpkin Hokkaido pumpkin or nutmeg pumpkin
  • 1 pc onion
  • 1 pc garlic
  • 1 slices ginger optional
  • 500 ml water
  • 200 ml vegetable broth
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 pinches nutmeg
  • 40 ml dry white wine oder Prosecco
  • 1 cups cream the name of cream in Azstria is "Schlagobers"
  • 100 g bacon cubes
  • 100 g brown bread you can also take glutenfree bread
  • 1 tbsp Dill dried or fresh
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish freshly torn
  • 50 g Butter Put it cold to mix the soup before serving.
  • 4 tsp pumpkin seed oil
  • Halve the pumpkin with peel, remove the stalks and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Use Hokkai pumpkin and Butternut pumpkin with peel, Muscat pumpkin please peel.
  • Cut the pumpkin pieces into small pieces and place them together with the finely chopped onion and garlic in a pot and cover with water. Season with vegetable stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg, add a little dry white wine.
  • Bring the soup to the boil and simmer slightly for 25 minutes, allow to simmer until flowing, bring the soup to the boil, pour whipped cream into the boiling soup, mix and keep warm.
  • Die Einlagen zur Suppe vorbereiten: Speckwürfel knusprig in einer Pfanne auslassen, Brotwürfel anrösten (Fett vom Speck verwenden), Dill und Kürbiskernöl bereit stellen, Kren (Meerrettich frisch reiben, Zesten reißen).
  • Mix the pumpkin cream soup Final with cold butter, arrange in warm soup plates, add the soup insert, decorate well and serve quickly.

4. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Styrian Pumpkin Cream Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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