Halloween recipe: Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup

Halloween is near and families have some time to make it fun by cooking comfort food like this Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup. Will it be a trick or a treat? Enjoy! 

Creepy Carrot, Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup


Serves: 6. Cooking Time: 45 minutes


1 pack of Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Mash (it’s as good as home cooked mash but simply quicker)

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

pumpkin decorated for halloween


  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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