Cajun Pumpkin Soup

A smooth flavorful soup made from pumpkin puree and topped with bacon or tasso.  Seasoned with a dash or two of Louisana hot sauce. 
Course Soup
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Cajun Pumpkin Soup, Louisana Style Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Soup with Bacon, Pumpkin Soup with Tasso
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Evelyn


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1 15 oz Pure Pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana Hot Sauce Tabasco , more to taste
  • 1 14.5 oz can Chicken broth
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 4 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled or 2 oz of tasso, chopped
  • 2 green onion tops sliced


  • Melt butter in a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat
  • Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, add garlic and saute for 1 minute
  • Add bourbon and bring to a boil ( be careful when cooking with alcohol, it will flame if in contact with an open flame)
  • Add pumpkin, marjoram, Louisiana hot sauce, and chicken broth
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • Using a submersible blender, puree soup until smooth or place in a blender in batches and puree until smooth
  • Add whipping cream to soup in the dutch oven and return to a low simmer
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper and simmer for 5-10 minutes
  • Serve with a garnish of sliced green onion and crumbled bacon