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4.75 from 48 votes

Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

This super fast and easy Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup is soul warming and flavorful. Customize with your favorite toppings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Total Cost: $5.89 recipe / $0.98 serving
Servings: 6 (1.33 cups each)
Author: Beth M


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil $0.12
  • 1 yellow onion $0.31
  • 2 cloves garlic $0.16
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger $0.10
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin purée $2.00
  • 1 cup dry red lentils $1.34
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth* $0.78
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder (or to taste) $0.30


  • Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger (use a small hole cheese grater). Sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger in a large pot with the olive oil over medium heat until the onions are soft and transparent.
  • Add the pumpkin purée, red lentils, broth, and curry powder. Stir to combine.
  • Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to medium-high, and allow it to come to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down and simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 20 minutes the lentils should be soft and the soup slightly thickened.
  • Taste to adjust the curry powder or salt as needed, then serve.


*I use Better Than Bouillon soup base to make my broth.