Pumpkin Bisque in a Pumpkin Shell

LOVE this for fall! Pumpkin Bisque in a Pumpkin Shell, super to easy to make and really WOWs! This bisque is a family favorite! Pizzazzerie.com

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I‘m eager to welcome in soup season! Soup or bisques are perfect for crowds, making them fabulous for fall entertaining! This pumpkin bisque recipe in pumpkin shells is my new favorite way to enjoy a night with friends and family.

pumpkin bisque on a fall plate

Growing up in a creative family, I have grown accustomed to thinking outside the box – especially for food and entertaining. My Mom created projects for craft/wedding/entertaining magazines and coming home from school to tablescapes scattered throughout the house was a common occurrence. Clearly, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. My older brother is also a food blogger so when the three of us are together, we’re always in the kitchen reinventing new ways to serve up delicious recipes.

LOVE this for fall! Pumpkin Bisque in a Pumpkin Shell, super to easy to make and really WOWs! This bisque is a family favorite! Pizzazzerie.com

We were recently tweaking our favorite pumpkin bisque recipe for the fall holiday season and talking about how we loved sipping on fruity drinks right out of the fruit (like a pineapple). Then it hit us, serve this pumpkin bisque down in mini pumpkins. I’ve always loved setting a mini pumpkin at each place setting so this new twist was perfect. Thus, these little pumpkin shells were born. They would be fitting for more than just bisque, however! Try dips, salsa, desserts, anything!

LOVE this for fall! Pumpkin Bisque in a Pumpkin Shell, super to easy to make and really WOWs! This bisque is a family favorite! Pizzazzerie.comPumpkin Bisque served in a miniature Pumpkin Shell

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Pumpkin Bisque in a Pumpkin Shell

A delicious fall soup that’s perfect for a party, try this pumpkin bisque in a pumpkin shell!
SERVINGS 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 mini pumpkins
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree - 1 can
  • 11 ounces butternut squash - pureed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk - 1 can
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • sprigs of parsley or thyme for garnish


  • Slice the top of mini pumpkins off and scoop out the seeds and flesh inside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine pumpkin, squash, broth, and seasonings. 
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Add in evaporated milk and stir. Simmer for 15 minutes. 
  • Pour directly into mini pumpkins.
  • Garnish with sour cream, dash of cinnamon, and parsley sprig. Serve! :)


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 685mgPotassium: 865mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 25125IUVitamin C: 30.7mgCalcium: 315mgIron: 2.4mg
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I’m so thankful for the times my family has been able to spend cooking and creating together over the years, especially when it results in delicious recipes like this one! I hope you and your family enjoy it this season too! You’ll never know what delicious ideas will come out of “kitchen-time”, so I encourage you to get creative this year, too!

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    1. Thank you SO much Tori!

  1. That is a gorgeous bisque! Serving it in those adorable pumpkins is inspired. I’m not sure how I’d handle it if my mom and sister were also in food and recipe development.. we’re all so different, I think we’d make each other crazy!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, it certainly makes for a crazy foodie-family time when we’re all together :)

  2. Okay, how did I miss that you and David were siblings? Very cool! And this pumpkin bisque is absolutely gorgeous…presentation and all.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I dragged him to “the other side” to join us a couple of years ago ;)

  3. The presentation of this recipe is just gorgeous. I can’t even stand how pretty this is. You did such a beautiful job on this post.

    1. SO sweet, thank you Kim!!

  4. Oh my gosh, this looks so awesome! I love the pumpkin soup in the pumpkin shell, so fitting. And I’m sure it’s delicious too!

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