Gingered Pumpkin Bisque

Gingered Pumpkin Bisque
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Source: The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Thigpen Photography.

This sweet and savory soup combines pumpkin, pear, and fresh ginger into a creamy soup that will warm you up on a chilly fall day. You can toss everything in a slow-cooker and let it cook all day, so dinner is ready when you come home from work. Pair this dish with an Arugula, Pear, Walnut, & Pecorino Salad for a fall-themed soup-and-salad combo or Tarragon Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms for something heartier.

Find this recipe and more in our cookbook, The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow Cooker Cookbook

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    7 hr
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup soup with 1 tbsp yogurt
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup soup with 1 tbsp yogurt
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 410mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat



  • pumpkin puree
    1 (15-oz) can
  • firm medium pear (peeled, cored, and chopped)
  • diced onion
    1 1/2 cup
  • low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
    1 (14.5-oz) can
  • ground cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • ground nutmeg
    1/4 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • cayenne pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • fat-free half-and-half
    2 cup
  • trans-fat-free margarine
    1/4 cup
  • packed brown sugar substitute blend, such as Splenda
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • grated fresh ginger
    1 tbsp
  • Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt
    6 tbsp


  1. Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the pumpkin, pears, onions, broth, cumin, nutmeg, salt, and cayenne to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours, or on low for 7 hours, or until onions are tender.

  2. Working in 1-cup batches, purée the pumpkin mixture in a blender, being sure to secure the lid tightly while blending. Return the mixture to the slow cooker, stir in the remaining ingredients, except the yogurt. Cover and cook on high for 30 more minutes.

  3. Serve topped with 1 tbsp of yogurt.

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    This tastes amazing! I don't have a slow cooker so I cooked it more conventionally, but I'm sure it would be great as written as well!