Viking Shares Recipe for Pumpkin Soup

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Just in time for the cozy fall season, Viking River Cruises is sharing their Pumpkin Soup, part of their Viking Recipe Collection. This no-cream recipe is nutritious as well as flavorful, a perfect appetizer or main dish to get you ready for those chilly fall evenings. Enjoy!

Viking’s Pumpkin Soup


  • 2 T (29 ml) olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 med yellow onion, minced
  • 2 29-oz (822-g) cans pumpkin purée
  • ½ tsp (30 g) salt
  • ¼ tsp (0.7 g) pepper
  • 1 tsp (2½ g) ground cumin
  • 6 C (1,420 ml) low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • ¾ C (135 g) grated parmesan cheese


  • ½ C (60 g) sour cream
  • ¼ C (30 g) candied walnuts
  • Small thyme sprigs
  • Parmesan shavings


Sauté shallots and onions in olive oil in a large saucepan on medium high until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, salt, pepper, cumin and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parmesan. To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes.
  • Cook time: 15 minutes.
  • Makes 6 servings. 


Enjoy, and let us know what you think!


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1 Rafael { 10.24.18 at 2:28 pm }

Really delicious pumpkin soup for this season.
everyone to enjoy it.

2 The Cruise Web Team { 10.25.18 at 4:04 pm }

Hi Rafael, thanks for the comment, and we’re glad you like the recipe!

3 Linda { 10.26.18 at 9:15 am }

Very disappointed Viking don’t use fresh pumpkin in their soup recipe.

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