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Pumpkin Soup – Halloween Dinner Idea

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Happy October friends! I am excited to share with you guys what we have planned for our Halloween themed family dinner this year – Pumpkin Soup! My kids are young, so we went with a super easy and kid friendly dinner!

This recipe is so creamy and tasty! You and your kids will love it!


  • 1 Medium Pumpkin (cooked and peeled)
  • 8 oz of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 bell pepper (color/taste of choice green, yellow, orange, red)
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cinnamon


Take 1/4 cup butter and saute your chopped onion and bell peppers in the bottom of your pot until they are transleucent. Once cooked, add your potatoes and pumpkin. Add chicken stock to your pot, until all the food is completely covered. Cook on medium until all the vegetables are soft and cooked through.

Use an immerson blender to blend everything together until smooth. Add 8oz of room temperature cream cheese. Allow to sit for a few minutes to soften and then blend into the soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

You may have seen on my social media last week how I’ve teamed up with Vanity Fair Napkins to Bring Back the Table! It is such an awesome movement they are creating you guys! It’s all about getting families to pledge to eat dinner together more!

I loved this idea and movement so much, because I feel like even with my 3 young kids, life is already getting so busy. It is so easy to be tempted to skip sitting down as a family for dinner, but I recognize how important it is to try and accomplish this as often as possible! Here are few tips that have helped me make it more possible:

1) Menu Plan – if you know ahead of time what you’re cooking, it just seems 100% times easier!

2) Utilize the Crockpot – We have 3 nights a week that are busy, so I generally put dinner in the crockpot or turn to my favorite freezer meals!

3) Have some quick and easy go to meals on deck! I have a handful of favorite recipes that I almost always have the ingredients to. Here is a great list of ideas: 15 Super Easy Go-To Meals!

If you’re wanting some fun Halloween names for your food, here are some suggestions!

Pumpkin Soup: Bat Bile

​Breadsticks: Dead Mans Fingers

Homemade Rootbeer: Witches Brew

Green Salad: Bug Salad (a basic salad, but add raisins for the “bugs”)

Sugar Cookies: Monster Eyes

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Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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