Fall is Here! - Vegan Low Carb Pumpkin Sage Bisque

This is a recipe from my now-dead blog, Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine. The recipe may not be new, but it sure is good!

I don't care that it's still 100 degrees. Or that the seasons in Texas are just "hot" and "not as hot." It is September, school is back in session (I only know this because traffic is 100x worse now), and the Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere.


I also don't care how "basic" that makes me. I can enjoy all the best bits of fall without winter being right around the corner? Great.

I can wear my Northface/leggings/Uggs combo when it gets chilly and it doesn't need to be covered by a head-to-toe parka? WONDERFUL.

I can still eat pumpkin and apple and spices all I dang well please? PERFECT. I will start with this Vegan Low Carb Pumpkin Sage Bisque!

This recipe was inspired by a favorite bakery back home (Second Street Bakery, if you're ever in the area) and I worked like a madwoman to try to recreate it. I think I did a pretty good job! I even made it VEGAN and LOW CARB. Woo!

Please note that the rosemary is NOT in the recipe. It was a last minute addition because Rosemary grows like MADNESS over here--HUGE bushes of it. I've never seen so much rosemary. It's pretty cool.

This is also accidentally vegan! So, yay!--if that's your thing. If it's not, then you'll still enjoy it. Promise. Substitute with cream if you really feel like it.

Pumpkin Sage Bisque
  • 1 small sugar pumpkin (~2 lbs) peeled, seeded, and cooked through
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 3 leaves sage, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil + 1 tbs margarine or butter substitute
-In a large saucepan, melt the butter and warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic and cook until onions are translucent.

-Add the pumpkin, sage, nutmeg, and broth (you may need more or less, enough to cover the veggies by a little less than an inch) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

-When carrots are tender, puree the soup with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor. Add sriracha, salt, and pepper to taste.

-Add coconut cream, slowly, mixing constantly, until soup is at desired creaminess. Top with a dollop of condensed coconut cream or sour cream.


  1. As someone who loves pumpkin soup, this looks and sounds really delicious. I might not be the best cook in the world but I definitely want to give this a go.

  2. You had me at pumpkin. And then you had me again at sage. This sounds like the perfect bisque for fall!

  3. Looks yummy. I may not be a pumpkin lover but would definitely love to try this one out.

  4. Pumpkin is healthy glad it is one of the main ingredient used here. I am running out of soup recipe and glad to try this out. Not sure if I can get some nutmeg.. may do without.

  5. Wow, I need to make this right now! I bet it tastes amazing :)

  6. This looks so delightful and tasty. I just love everything about this!. This would disappear in no time at our house!.

  7. Pumpkin is perfect for fall! And if you are me pumpkin is great idea all year round. I will try this sage bisque^ it sounds perfectly tasty and healthy which are key points to me

  8. Looks so yummy! And the perfect vegan option for a nice cozy Autumn day :-)

  9. I could eat pumpkin soup all day everyday. Thanks for the delicious recipe girl

  10. I love everything pumpkin. I'll have to try this recipe sometime, I make a similar type of pumpkin soup.

  11. Yum! What a tasty fall soup! I love sage but rarely cook with it!

  12. Can't believe Fall is around the corner. This looks so good. Perfect soup for Fall!

  13. Looks yummy! Perfect for fall weather!

  14. This bisque looks amazing. Once the weather cools off, I'll definitely be making this dish.

  15. This looks delicious. I love all things fall (even if I live in the desert and never get the season change).

  16. This pumpkin soup looks really delicious and looks so easy to prepare. I will try to make this for my kids, thanks for sharing with us.

  17. I absolutely love everything pumpkin during fall. Thanks for sharing!

  18. The pumpkin soup looks so delicious. I would definitely try this one with my kids! The ingredients are so healthy and my kids will love this.

  19. This looks delicious! I love the autumnal months and pumpkin soup is always on the menu at our house this time of year. :)

  20. thank you for sharing this recipe. I am going to give it a go, my husband would love it, if I made him this!

  21. Thanks for the recipe! The pumpkin soup is something I will try and make ASAP! Pumpkins are a perpetual favorite. :D


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