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RECIPE: Cream of Pumpkin & Lamb Soup for residents

This hearty and delicious soup is calling your name, especially on these cold winter days. Let this soup fill your soul with its rich flavour and strengthen your immune system as the days get colder.

The lamb, chickpeas, yoghurt, milk and milk powder together, turn this soup into more suitable high energy high protein delight, for residents to make the most of every mouthful of soup.

Many adults and residents are not eating enough vegetables per day, which are imperative for our overall wellbeing. This soup offers a decent number of veggies through the garlic, pumpkin and chickpeas. Pumpkin can help boost your immune system as it is high in Vitamin C, A and other nutrients. The Moroccan spice mix adds a bit of zest, tying this soup into a winter wonder.

RECIPE: Cream of Pumpkin & Lamb Soup for elderly residents in Aged Care
Aged Care Recipe: Cream of Pumpkin & Lamb Soup

Cream of Pumpkin & Lamb Soup Recipe

Serves 50 Adults


250g Moroccan spice mix            

10 kg Diced Lamb            

3 tablespoons Garlic, Crushed

125 ml Olive Oil 

4.1kg Butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1cm pieces    

3 L Chicken liquid stock 

3 L Water           

5L Milk, full cream          

260g Full cream milk, powder    

3kg (drained weight) Chickpeas, rinsed and drained         

520g Basmati rice, dry   

Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

750g Greek style yoghurt


  1. In a bowl, add full cream milk and full cream milk powder. Mix until powder has dissolved and leave aside.

  2. In a slow cooker, heat oil and add garlic, lamb and spice mix.

  3. Cook slightly to sear meat

  4. Add pumpkin, stock, and water into the slow cooker with the lamb. Cook on low heat for approx. 6 hours or until lamb is tender.

  5. Add milk, chickpeas, and rice. Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender.

  6. Using a ladle serve soup in a bowl, garnish with coriander. Top with Greek style yoghurt.


Read more about slurping up the Health Benefits of Soups, here.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for Cream of Pumpkin & Lamb Soup recipe for aged care

IDDSI Texture Modification Suitability

7 Regular

As per recipe above.

7 Regular Easy to Chew

Once cooked, blend the soup until completely smooth, pureed and thickened. Sieve soup to remove any lumps, fibres, or bits before serving. No garnish.

6 Soft & Bite Sized

As per regular easy to chew above.

5 Minced & Moist

As per regular easy to chew above.

4 Pureed

As per regular easy to chew above.

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