"Vegged-Out" Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings, 1 cup each


This vegetarian soup is hearty enough to eat as a meal. Pumpkin blends in with the vegetables, black beans and broth to add extra nutrition and delicious flavor which creates a nourishing dish the entire family will enjoy.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 green onions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced (slice dark parts and set aside for later)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) no-salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 fl. oz.) vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste


HEAT oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add white and light green parts of green onions, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in cumin and thyme; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Add beans, pumpkin, tomatoes and juice, broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 minutes. Stir in salt and cayenne pepper. Top each serving with dark green onion tops.

Vegged-out Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup

by D. Dorothy , on Sep. 2010

This is the most delicious soup we've enjoyed in a long time. It has become a favorite dish. Also it is very attractive. I don't always ahve vegetable broth around so it can be made with chicken broth. Be sure to stock up on Libby's pumpkin because super markets treat it as a seasonal product.

This Is A "Keeper!"

by D. Diana , Kerhonkson, NY on Mar. 2010

Had to try it, out of curiosity! It's excellent! It's a thicker, hearty soup with lots of flavor, very easy to make, very tasty & very pretty! My husband felt it was a little on the sweet side - we just added a little extra cayenne pepper to counterbalance that & it was fantastic! I'd definitely make this again!

Tasty and Healthy

by L. Lois , CHARLOTTE, NC on Jan. 2010

I made this soup for lunch one day this week. My husband liked it a lot, he thought there was some kind of meat in it because it was so thick and hearty. We really enjoyed it.

Perfect for a cold day

by A. Alison , , on Nov. 2009

It's simple: it's delicious and easy to make. I can see making this over and over.

Better than you might think!

by K. Kristine , Dallas, PA on Nov. 2009

Excellent soup. Very surprising. As others said, you can't taste the pumpkin - it only adds body to the soup. It needed that "something" so I added a heap. Tbsp of br sugar and a couple dashes of chili pwdr. Definitely making this again.


by L. Leanette , on Nov. 2009

This recipe was pretty good, but I was disappointed because I couldn't taste the pumpkin AT ALL. It is still a tasty, hardy veggie soup. I ended up adding a second can of pumpkin, a can of stout instead of water, a dash of cinnamon, brown sugar, hot sauce, and black pepper. Came out great, but again, could barely taste pumpkin.

Very tasty soup

by R. REBECCA , Franklin, TN on Oct. 2009

This was a hit at our house. The only change I made was using RO*TEL Tomatoes and Green Chilies instead of the diced tomatoes and cayenne pepper.


by P. Pam , WI on Oct. 2009

I tried this tonight, but I added browned hamburger and crushed red pepper, then sprinkled Parmesan on top w/onions. Will definitely make this again.

Vegged out Pumpkin and Black Bean soup

by K. Karla , Bellevue, NE on May. 2009

I made this recipe and thought it was very good. I even thought that next time I will add some chili powder to it. We like a little more zing so I did add more cayenne Pepper then it called for. This soup hit the spot.

Surprisingly good!

by N. NICOLE , Wyanet, IL on May. 2009

Made it as-is except for the addition of the cayenne because I didn't have any. I was a bit skeptical but it was odd enough to try and it was really good. I was afraid of that pumpkin taste but you couldn't taste it; the flavors really blended well. Loved the addition of the onion pieces on top, served it with cornbread and it was very filling and super easy to make.