I am sooooo excited because I’ve just posted my very first YouTube video! I’ve wanted to start a YouTube channel for a long time and finally went for it. Now I’m a YouTube addict! My friend Kevin Gowdy (founder of Momentary Art) filmed while I cooked up a fancy fall soup for you guys!

Make sure you subscribe to my channel because I plan on posting more videos and tutorials in the future!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE candy (especially gummy candy), but this year I though it would be fun to do a Healthy Halloween recipe on the savory side! Since Halloween tends to have an unhealthy reputation, I’m changing it up with a fun Halloween recipe, cooked inside of a pumpkin, with my favorite Dole Power Up Greens Baby Kale! I hope you love my Healthy Halloween recipe!


Roasted Pumpkin Soup

One medium cheese or cinderella pumpkin
1 cup Dole Power Up Greens Baby Kale
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 fresh sage leaves
2 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 box vegetable stock
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Using a serrated knife, cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin (just like caving a pumpkin). Remove the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and stringy pieces. Place the green onions, rosemary, sage, garlic, and baby kale inside of the pumpkin. Pour vegetable broth into the pumpkin and add salt to taste. Add the grated parmesan cheese and cover with the lid of the pumpkin. Transfer the filled pumpkin to the lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 1.5 to 2 hours or until the exterior of the pumpkin is golden brown and shiny. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and carefully take off the lid. Scoop a few spoonfuls of kale, onions, and broth along with some of the pumpkin flesh from the inside. Place in a bowl and top with a ladleful of broth. Top your soup with freshly grated parmesan cheese!

I hope you have a happy & healthy Halloween!
For more Healthy Halloween recipes, check out Dole’s Orange and Green Meanies and Great Caesar’s Pumpkin “Pie”!

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67 Comments on Roasted Pumpkin Soup (video) + Giveaway!

  1. Alicia M
    October 29, 2014 at 10:43 am (10 years ago)

    Yum, this looks so good! And not too difficult!

  2. ashley
    October 29, 2014 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)

    Yumm!! I can’t wait to try this.

  3. Danielle
    October 29, 2014 at 10:45 am (10 years ago)

    Love pumpkin season! My best halloween costume was from middle school – I remember I wanted to be princess Jasmine but we couldn’t find a costume so my mom made it! It was the first and last time she ever made a halloween costume but I cherished it and wore it for MONTHS! (Yeah, I was a weird kid 😉

  4. Kate P
    October 29, 2014 at 10:50 am (10 years ago)

    Where I went to school we have black squirrels all over campus. We were actually known for it. So when I was a senior I dressed up as a cute black squirrel complete with a huge handmade tail and matching ears. It was hilarious but super cute at the same time because everyone knew what I was right away!

  5. Jenni m.
    October 29, 2014 at 10:59 am (10 years ago)

    Anything pumpkin is worth a try. Yum

  6. Alyse
    October 29, 2014 at 11:00 am (10 years ago)

    I saw this last week on Purewow! Cant wait to try it!

    • Catherine
      October 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm (10 years ago)

      Alyse, They totally inspired me to make a soup in a pumpkin! So fun!

  7. Hannah Miller
    October 29, 2014 at 11:10 am (10 years ago)

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Saniel
    October 29, 2014 at 11:20 am (10 years ago)

    Flow Jo with two colored tights in 6th grade. What fun.

  9. kristi
    October 29, 2014 at 11:40 am (10 years ago)

    I just saw a similar recipe on PureWow. I guess that’s a sign that I MUST make this soup!!

    • Catherine
      October 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm (10 years ago)

      Kristi, YES!!!! They inspired me! It’s so easy and delicious!

  10. Tyesha
    October 29, 2014 at 11:42 am (10 years ago)

    I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Jackie
    October 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on the YouTube channel! Can’t wait to check it out 🙂

  12. Chelsea Ward
    October 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Weirdest one was probably a streaker…I wore a trench coat over a nude bra and “David” shorts. Definitely the most entertaining Halloween yet!

  13. Marissa
    October 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm (10 years ago)

    My best halloween costume was the one year I was a witch instead of a vampire for once, and my mom gave me crazy makeup and even a fake witch nose!

  14. barbara n
    October 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm (10 years ago)

    My best Halloween costume was when my husband and I dressed up as old people and nobody could figure out who we were

  15. Morgan S.
    October 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm (10 years ago)

    My best Halloween costume was Lily Munster. The makeup was a blast to do.

  16. Charlotte
    October 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm (10 years ago)

    When I was little, I was a flower and got to wear this awesome headband with flower petals!

  17. Melissa
    October 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! So (seemingly) easy, delicious, and seasonal – definitely making that 🙂

  18. Amy Perry
    October 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm (10 years ago)

    When I was in 5th grade, I was a present. My mother covered a large cardboard box with wrapping paper that had balloons on it and glued a giant bow to a headband. It was so cool, except I couldn’t walk up stairs since the box went past my knees, so I took a picture of myself in the costume and took that to school instead of wearing the costume.

    • Catherine
      October 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm (10 years ago)

      I’m laughing so hard at your story, Amy! I was a present for Halloween when I was about 10 years old, and I fell while trick-or-treatig and couldn’t get up! My mom still loves telling that story hahahaha!

  19. Emily
    October 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks awesome. Definitely trying it!

  20. Emily
    October 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Best Halloween costume…..probably Snow White. I was Snow White almost every year when I was little. 🙂

  21. Rebecca
    October 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm (10 years ago)

    I had a good scarecrow costume when I was in elementary school! That one was pretty fun.

  22. Kim Dalve
    October 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks delicious! & I am so glad you started a YouTube channel.

    My best costumes were probably when I was a kid, and my grandma would make them. Odette from The Swan Princess & Sailor Jupiter were my favs.

  23. Mackenzie
    October 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite costume I ever wore was a creep doll, complete with yarn pig-tails!

  24. Jeanne
    October 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm (10 years ago)

    My best costume was an angel when I was a kid. I loved it!

  25. Martha Tstusui
    October 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm (10 years ago)

    Last year my friends and I were the Spice Girls- it was so much fun!

  26. Kristyn
    October 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm (10 years ago)

    teenage mutant ninja turtles!me and three other girls are doing this! i am the purple one. we made made shirts and tutus. wearing leggings with long songs and made their shell out of roasting pan and spray painting it!

  27. Sara
    October 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm (10 years ago)

    I love pumpkin soup! Looks like a lot of fun!

  28. Valerie @EatableFood
    October 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm (10 years ago)

    I also loved my present costume as a kid! I think that was my go-to costume for grades 3-6. haha!

    More recently, I loved being Jasmine from Aladdin. People say I look just like her, so I loved dressing up like her (found all my clothing pieces and a wig at a thrift store!) and I got so many compliments!

  29. chrisanthy
    October 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm (10 years ago)

    That looks so good! Best costume I had was the Queen of Hearts.

  30. CL
    October 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm (10 years ago)

    I love to dress as empowered feminist characters for Halloween as my response to all the pressure to wear revealing clothes and trivialise all the cool shit that women do. This year I’m Ellie from Jurassic Park!

  31. Grace
    October 30, 2014 at 1:02 am (10 years ago)

    I’ve always wanted to try making pumpkin soup! My best costume was probably Monica Lewinsky. I looked a lot like her at the time (I’ve lost weight since then).

  32. Jenifer
    October 30, 2014 at 3:23 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite costume when I was younger was Pippy Longstocking!

  33. Rebecca Wright
    October 30, 2014 at 4:47 am (10 years ago)

    My best halloween costume is one in the works, where I am going to dress as princess Leia and my dog who looks like an ewok already will be an ewok!

  34. Melissa
    October 30, 2014 at 5:29 am (10 years ago)

    This pumpkin soup would be fun to serve with some homemade biscuits or crackers. Thank you for the recipe!

  35. Hydie Johnson
    October 30, 2014 at 5:31 am (10 years ago)

    Wow,this sounds a/looks great! I just mite have to try it. Pumpkin is my faverite type of sqaush.This is my faverite time of year!

  36. kimberli harmon
    October 30, 2014 at 5:43 am (10 years ago)

    I wish my husband would eat this

  37. Jennifer
    October 30, 2014 at 6:36 am (10 years ago)

    I was a pink power ranger one year. So fun!

  38. Paula
    October 30, 2014 at 8:10 am (10 years ago)

    This looks delicious and SO easy! Can’t wait to try it!

  39. Jessica
    October 30, 2014 at 9:59 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite costume is this years! My father died last December and he always called me bunny as a child, so this year I’m dressing up like a bunny for him. I hope everyone doesn’t think I’m trying to be a playboy though!

    • Catherine
      October 30, 2014 at 10:41 am (10 years ago)

      I love that story Jessica! That’s such an awesome tribute to your dad! Xo

  40. Kristen
    October 30, 2014 at 10:10 am (10 years ago)

    Seriously pumpkins are my major weakness!! I love this idea and the pictures look so tasty!!

  41. Jessica
    October 30, 2014 at 11:00 am (10 years ago)

    I was a bride when I was 7 or 8. Sooo creepy, but soo funny

  42. Antoinette
    October 30, 2014 at 11:56 am (10 years ago)

    I don’t celebrate Halloween so I don’t have a best costume but I really enjoy seeing what other people come up with.

  43. Colleen
    October 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm (10 years ago)

    My girlfriend and I went one year as Padme and Queen Amidala. It was so much fun!

  44. Emily O
    October 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm (10 years ago)

    How creative to make the soup inside of the pumpkin. I love it!

  45. Molly
    October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm (10 years ago)

    My best Halloween costume was in elementary school when I dressed up as a gypsy.

  46. Laura
    October 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm (10 years ago)

    My best costume was thrown together last minute for work: I was a cat burglar. I wore all black (including sweatpants- what what!), a black knit hat, and carried a flashlight.

  47. Ashley
    October 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm (10 years ago)

    One year I was Ace Ventura…hair and all! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Raeleen Gutierrez
    October 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm (10 years ago)

    My best halloween costume was when i was a rodeo clown, my husband was a cowboy and my dog was dressed as a bull! We were a cute lil rodeo family.

  49. Analise Martinez
    October 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm (10 years ago)

    best halloween costume was definitely trophy wife

  50. Carmen
    October 31, 2014 at 9:30 am (10 years ago)

    I think my best halloween costume will be this year, Dexter’s victim, complete with plastic wrap dress! My husband will be Dexter!

  51. Rachel
    November 1, 2014 at 8:39 am (10 years ago)

    Well done, bunny!

  52. Antonella
    November 1, 2014 at 9:28 am (10 years ago)

    This is soooo easy and delicious!!!

  53. Kaili
    November 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm (10 years ago)

    I think the best Halloween costume I had was when I was sailor Jupiter from the Sailor moon series, my best friend was sailor mars. Her mom made our color coordinated sailor capes and short pleated skirts and we wore white tube tops! I even had the pink rose earrings and we affixed our coordinating gems to our forehead and painted gold bands to look like their head band! So cute!!! loved that costume!

  54. Melissa
    November 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm (10 years ago)

    I was Edward Scissorhands this year!

  55. allecs
    November 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)

    i love pumpkin-everything! just made a veggie pumpkin chili the other day!

  56. allecs
    November 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm (10 years ago)

    best costume was a flapper a few years ago. sequin black dress and fishnet tights!

  57. Katie
    November 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm (10 years ago)

    My husband and I were Daria and Trent from MTV this year!

  58. Amanda
    November 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm (10 years ago)

    a scarecrow!

  59. Sarah
    November 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm (10 years ago)

    I love pumpkin soups and baked goods!


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