If you’re look for a creamy soup with bold flavor, this Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup is just the thing that you need. This recipe is the epitome of comfort, ease, and a quick addition to any weeknight or weekend meal for the entire family.
Whenever it’s officially Fall, I’m always excited to get on the pumpkin spice or all things pumpkin train of trends. I know—-it can feel pretty redundant year after year, however, I’ve been stretching my vision for adding pumpkin to my meals and this soup is one of my most proud soup recipes to date.
If you’ve been followingOrchids + Sweet Tea for some time, then you’re probably already aware of my obsession with soup because of my childhood and coming from a Jamaican background. So, of course, I might be biased with my full rave for this soup. Haha.
Then again……you can try this one for yourself so that you can understand why I’m so excited to share it.
OK, so I’ve become a big fan of tortellini pasta, especially in soups. While I do love a good creamy tortellini pasta dish, there’s just something about this pasta that adds a nice meatiness to meatless soups. The awesome thing is that you don’t always have to use cheese-filled tortellini pasta because there are so many other options.
BUT on a personal note, I’ve been struggling with balance + stability lately. If I’m honest, things have been pretty busy this year (such a good thing—i.e. cookbook creation, launch, brand partnerships, moving, etc.), however, with the highs there have been lows/challenges that have been present.
While I know that this is a part of life, I think that managing so many things including therapy and getting myself “thriving” both inwardly and outwardly has been EXHAUSTING. Unfortunately, no one ever talks about the cost of success, regardless of whatever level you’re on and so I feel like so many people struggle with managing it all once it’s in process—-leading them to either burnout, revert back to their past, or spiral into not so great behaviors.
But one thing that I’ve learned along Life’s journey is that once you have the opportunity to take on a new day, you have a purpose to fulfill. So, we can’t waste time being plain ole’ tired.
Granted, self-care is super important, so do give your body the TLC it needs, BUT once you’ve refueled, just know that it’s time to get back out there AGAIN and overcome the effects of our “feelings” based on the work, process, and surroundings.
Hang in there, my friend! And if you need some inspiration for Wellness ideas, check out 9 Ways to Manage Stress + Anxiety and When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Some Sweet Tea, andMy Road to Healing + Wholeness.
This Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini soup also stores well, which means you can make a big batch and be set for healthy lunches all week long. There’s no going wrong when you have creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini soup in your back pocket.
Start this recipe by making the simple Cajun seasoning. This is a spice blend you’ll want to keep on hand to season everything from One-Pot Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta to Cajun Sweet Potato Grits with Chickpeas. The ingredients are simple and you probably already have them at home.
To make your seasoning, combine:
Together, these herbs and spices strike the perfect balance of savory and fresh with a bit of smoky heat.
This Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini soup is delicious all on its own. I like to serve it with a big piece of crusty French bread to soak up the rich roasted garlic flavors. However, if you want to add a bit of extra flavor, crunch, and color, these are my favorite topping ideas:
If you end up with leftover cajun pumpkin tortellini soup, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can also free the soup for 4 to 6 months. To defrost, simply place soup in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature before reheating on the stovetop to serve.
Once you’ve mastered this creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini soup, add these other soup recipes to your list next:
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