Soups & Salads | November 10, 2014

Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup

Flavorful pumpkin. Creamy coconut. Hearty lentil. Warm curry. Just as Tina Turner would say, Fall, you’re simply the best. This soup is the perfect healthy soup that transitions well from fall into the New Year for more Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) dinners!

Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup overhead shot with fresh rolls on the side

Pressure Cooking with Lentil

We recently received these Power Pressure Cookers XL and Aubrey and I absolutely love them. We did several posts here, and this is one that is SO easy to do in your pressure cooker. Done in about 10 minutes, the pressure cooker is a dream at cooking up soups quickly, even ones with lentils in them. You can even brown in your pressure cooker before you cover and begin the pressure cooking process. Just turn on the appliance, select any button (except slow cook), add butter (or oil) and your onions and garlic, and you’re good to go! Once they’re browned, add the remaining ingredients, top with the lid, set it and forget it. With soup, it’s usually a good idea to do a natural, or slow release. When a quick-release is done, the contents shake and move around and bubble a lot, sometimes creating a frothy mixture.

Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup ingredients in pressure cooker

Serve with crusty bread, biscuits, rolls, whatever you have on hand. Try these Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup overhead shot with fresh baked rolls

My husband teases me whenever it’s a chilly, rainy day because he knows he can count on a soup and rolls (or rolls) for dinner. I mean, really, what else would you eat? Living in Texas (and previously California), you gotta take advantage of those cozy days! Lets be honest though, I made this on a warm, dry day and it was still delicious. And yes, the rugrats loved it too.

Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup being picked up by a spoon
5 from 1 vote
Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

Flavorful pumpkin. Creamy coconut. Hearty lentil. Fall, you're simply the best. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentil soup with coconut, lentil soup with pumpkin
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 t coconut oil
  • 2 15 oz. cans pumpkin puree
  • 13 oz. can coconut milk
  • 32 oz. broth chicken or vegetable
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c dry red lentils
  • 1 T curry powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • cilantro
  • freshly-cracked black pepper
  1. Brown diced onion and minced garlic in coconut oil in frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients, including sauteed onion and garlic, in crock pot. Cook on low until lentils are soft with a little bite, or about 6 hours. Pressure Cooker instructions: Brown onion and garlic in oil on any setting that heats the pot. Once browned, add remaining ingredients, cover, set to lentil button on second highest setting, then do slow release. Stovetop instructions: Brown garlic and onion, add remaining ingredients, cover with lid and heat on medium/medium-low about 45 minutes, or until lentils are cooked al-dente.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and freshly-cracked black pepper.
Recipe Notes

This is a great meal to freeze half of and save for another day.
For faster serving time, you could skip the crock pot and simply use a regular pot on the stove. Cook soup until lentils are soft with a little bite, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Coconut Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 741mg32%
Potassium 753mg22%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 9845IU197%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi, I just wanted to say a big thanks for this recipe. I love pumpkin soup and I have made it a few ways, but not this combination. It turned out delicious and I’ll definitely be making it many more times!