Halloween recipe: Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup

Halloween is set to be a home event this year so let’s make it fun by cooking comfort food like this Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup. Will it be a trick or a treat? Enjoy! 


Serves: 6. Cooking Time: 45 minutes


1 pack of Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Mash

1 medium onion (diced)

2 sticks of celery (chopped)

2 tsp fresh ginger (finely chopped)

3 cloves garlic (minced)

2 cans vegetable or chicken broth

1 pumpkin (peeled, deseeded, diced)

1 cup of water (more if needed)

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp ground cumin

Salt & pepper to taste

Heavy/whipping cream or fat free sour cream



  1. Sauté the onion and celery in a large pot on a medium heat for five-seven minutes.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic to the pot, stir, and cook for two minutes until fragrant. Add the Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Mash, vegetable broth, pumpkin, water, dried thyme, cumin, and salt & pepper to taste.
  3. With the lid slightly ajar, simmer the soup on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Let the soup cool slightly, then purée in batches using a blender. If the soup is too thick, add water to thin it out a bit.
  5. Serve with a swirl of fat free sour cream if desired. For the spooky season, the spider web design can be made using a wooden kebab skewer.


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