How To Make Pumpkin Soup Shots For A Party

How do you calculate the number of soup shots?

The 1st thing you need to do is find out how many people are attending and how big the soup shots are, how many each person will consume and how many soup choices you need.

Most shot glasses hold around 1 oz or 30 ml and are designed for booze. You probably want to test a few out as they may crack when you add hot liquids to them. You can always warm the shot glass to reduce thermal shock, which may help.

An alternative is to serve the soup in something eatable, like a crusty dinner roll, just sip and chew. Or perhaps a pastry cup. Make your soup nice and thick and not too hot so it is easy to serve and eat.

To buffet or not to have a buffet, is the question.

Serving your soup from a soup cauldron placed on a table may be a good approach. If your guests are responsible adults it could be a low-cost approach. Alturnitavl you hire someone to serve the shots in your kitchen and deliver them to your guests on trays.

I would take this approach if the soup shot were part of a selection of canapes or appetizers before the main sit-down menu.

How to make a soups shot party work?

You can use any similar vegetable like carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower to make a large amount of soup for catering.

Quick, simple pumpkin soup recipe with food cost calculator and video recipe, below.

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For more ideas on catering soups for an event, also, see How to make soup for a crowd.

Pumpkin Soup, Soup Shot Recipe, Canapes Shots

How to make pumpkin soup for a finger food or canapes party. 30 ml or 1 oz shots
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Standard Prep Time 21 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Serving Time 10 minutes
Standard Total Time 2 hours 1 minute
Cuisine Australian
Dollar Range $0.01 – $1.00
Food Cost $0.19 food cost per serve


  • Stainless Steel Pot
  • Chef's Knife
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Cutting Board
  • Robotcoup stick blender
  • Shot Glasses


  • 30 ml oil vegetable
  • 200 g leek trim and wash
  • 200 g onion brown, peeled
  • 200 g celery washed and trimmed
  • 200 g carrot peeled
  • 200 g potato peeled
  • 1.5 kg pumpkin Japanese, cut, peeled and deseed
  • 70 g stock powder chicken
  • 10 g nutmeg powder
  • 1.5 l water cold
  • 2 bay leaf

total food cost

Total Ingredient Cost $17.49

Preparation Time Estimate

Minutes 20


Catering for 100 servings


  • We work off raw weights. Peel and trim pumpkin, cut into medium size pieces.
    1.5 kg pumpkin
  • Warm-up a large heavy-duty stainless steel pot to low. Add vegetable oil.
    30 ml oil
  • Wash and trim the leek and onion, cut up into small slices.
    200 g leek, 200 g onion
  • Sweat the onion and leek in the vegetable oil for 6 minutes.
  • Add the carrot, celery, and potato and sweet in oil a further 4 minutes.
    200 g celery, 200 g carrot, 200 g potato
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 90 minutes.
    70 g stock powder, 10 g nutmeg, 1.5 l water, 2 bay leaf
  • Remove the bay leaf and blend until smooth.
  • Serve in shot glasses around 30ml/1oz in size. Alternatively use a vegetable or pastry case so that the whole mouthful is eatable. This may reduce the volume required. This recipe make around 100 x 30 ml or 1oz shots.
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Serving: 30mlCalories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1654IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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