Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin - Not Just for Pie

YES, it’s that time of year again, cooler fall weather and vibrant colors (soon here, we hope). And, it’s also soup time we well. I found this recipe in a Sunday newspaper after we made an emergency Dairy Queen stop on our way home Sunday afternoon. We needed a “treat”. That’s what Grenville told me. Yes, I believed him as chocolate was involved.pumpkin soup (1)

This pumpkin soup was on the F&P dinner menu last night with a wonderful chef salad made by Chef Grenville, of course.

All the soup ingredients were in our pantry (maybe in yours too). This recipe uses many of my favorite spices — which are ones starting with “C.”

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated fat-free milk
  • 6 TBSP plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Parsley leaves for garnish
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over low for 30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and cook 3 minutes or until soft; add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  3. Stir in spices, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Whisk in broth and pumpkin. Bring just to a boil; reduce heatpumpkin soup (3) to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add milk and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. Add a little more broth for a thinner soup.

Ladle into bowls, garnish with yogurt (if desired) and parsley. Add pepper to taste.pumpkin soup (5)


Montanagirl said...

You are always making something so yummy! I've never had Pumpkin Soup...somehow it never appealed to me, but maybe yours would!!

Lois Evensen said...

Yum! I really like just about anything pumpkin. :)

Daisy said...

Looks good! It's that soup time of year!

Country Gal said...

Looks Yummy ! We are well into fall here that's for sure we have had frost , rain , high winds and chilly temps even looked like snow in the clouds at one point ! leaves are changing and some trees are already bare. Have a good day !

grammie g said...

Hi B..That looks so yummy..I love soups like this....when you get older it is nice to have food that slides down easier ; }
Hey if you hear about an earthquake my way it is true ..4.5 scared me to death.. I am still shaking almost an hour later!

Sandra said...

i would love to taste this. it would cost me a fortune to make it because the only thing on the recipe in my cabinet, is a can of pumpkin, and that belongs to the dogs. they get pumpkin twice a day.

Doris said...

Looks good! I remember making a pumpkin soup with the residents at the nursing home where I worked. The recipe came from a cookbook published by the facility. The residents thought the soup was interesting but I don't recall any of them loving it. We did have fun...was a week of activity with a pumpkin theme.

Enjoy your day!

Out on the prairie said...

I bake a Mexican stew in a whole pumpkin and you scoop a bit with each serving.

Rebecca said...

The soup sounds great and I love my immersion blender. And Dairy Queen. May I suggest a chocolate dipped cone?

Anonymous said...

Pumpkins aren't a big thing here, our climate stops them I guess. So I have no idea how a pumpkin tastes :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Ginnie said...

Sounds great and looks great too. I'm going to save this for one of the cold days that will be here soon. Thanks.

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