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easy pantry meal of pumpkin bean soup

Easy Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

This is easy and quick. Odds are good that you have these ingredients in your pantry right now


  • 1-2 tbps olive oil (twice around the pan)
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 6 scallions
  • 1 tbsps garlic powder
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes (you can use any variety of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 can vegetable broth (you can also use chicken or beef broth)
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsps ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thinly slice scallion, separating white and green

  2. Heat oil in a large sauce pan. Add red pepper, scallions and garlic (reserve some of the green scallions for garnish, if desired)

  3. Add beans, chicken broth and tomatoes. Stir and heat through.

  4. Add pumpkin and spices. Bring to a rolling boil. 

  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Garnish with scallions and Parmesan crackers