Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheddar Soup with Chorizo

A creamy, velvety pumpkin soup with a Southwestern kick. This healthy low carb soup is rich enough to be the meal! Easy to make in your slow cooker or on your stovetop.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 457 kcal


  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups chicken broth preferably homemade
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder or more to taste, if you like it spicy. We do!
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated (I recommend Cabot Farmhouse Reserve)
  • 1 lb chorizo or other spicy sausage cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add onion, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, salt, cumin, garlic powder, chipotle powder and pepper to a large slow cooker. Stir well and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  2. Add shredded cheese and let melt, then blend soup with an immersion blender or transfer to a large blender or food processor (you may need to work in batches).
  3. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle each with chorizo.
  4. You can also make this recipe on the stove, in a large saucepan or stockpot. Simply simmer the ingredients from the first step for 20 minutes or so before adding the cheese and blending.

Recipe Notes

Serves 6 as a main course. Each serving has 10.68 g of carbs and 2.46 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 8.22 g

Food energy: 457kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 15.90g
Total fat: 34.86g
Calories from fat: 313
Cholesterol: 83mg
Carbohydrate: 10.68g
Total dietary fiber: 2.46g
Protein: 20.73g
Sodium: 1355mg (this will be less if it's homemade broth)

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheddar Soup with Chorizo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 314
% Daily Value*
Fat 34.86g54%
Saturated Fat 15.9g80%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1355mg56%
Carbohydrates 10.68g4%
Fiber 2.46g10%
Protein 20.73g41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.