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Pumpkin soup with chestnuts

What better than a good seasonal soup to taste the flavors of fall. Slowly golden with the gentle rays of the sun, pumpkin accompanied by freshly picked chestnuts, will sublimate your soups for evenings to share with family or friends.


Make soup

for 6 people


  • 1 pumpkin
  • 300 g chestnuts
  • 2 nice carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • salt, pepper
  • coutons (optional)
  • cumin (optional)
  • milk (optional)
  • fresh cream (optional)
  • persil or cilantro for garnish


Preparation time: 45 min

To start, make a slit in the chestnuts and put them in simmering water and let cook for 10 min. At the end of cooking, drain the chestnuts, cut them in 2 and with a small spoon only collect the flesh. Reserve.
Wash the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut it into pieces. Reserve again.
Wash, peel and slice the carrots.
In a casserole dish, fry the sliced onions in a little olive oil for 5 minutes. Then add the pieces of pumpkin, the sliced carrots and the chestnuts. Cover with water, salt and pepper (+ cumin). Cover and let cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
At the end of cooking, blend to obtain a smooth soup.

What accompaniments?

A good homemade soup can be accompanied in various ways. For small hungers, vermicelli and bread crumbs will do. If you want a more hearty side dish, then opt for grated cheese.

What accessories should you bring?

To make your delicious chestnut pumpkin soup, you can also use a food processor. Don’t forget to bring a small spoon to scoop out the chestnut flesh.

Then you’ll need to bring:

  • a casserole dish or food processor
  • a small spoon
  • a blender or blender
  • a toaster for croutons
  • a pretty soup pot

Where to find pumpkins?

and chestnuts

To find the main ingredients for this fall soup, we recommend visiting local growers to share a meeting and know-how or enjoy the atmosphere of markets in the Trégor, so typical, in the heart of historic towns or cities. You can also enjoy a walk in the forest or wooded paths to pick up chestnuts ripened by the mild Breton climate.

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