Today is another dinner food–pumpkin soup, which I found interesting. There are changes I would make to this if I made it again, but we’ll get to that. It was certainly tasty! And filling, as well. I couldn’t even get past one bowl. On to the recipe!
What You’ll Need:
- 4 tbsps butter
- 2 tbsps onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 lb russet potato
- 1/2 lb sweet potato
- 6 cups pumpkin flesh (or 3 cups pureed pumpkin)
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbsp parsley flakes
- 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 2 tsps ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2-3 tsps ground sage
- salt and pepper, to taste
- bacon, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- applewood smoked cheddar, to taste*
Step 01: Prepare the bacon. I hate hate hate frying bacon (it splatters everywhere) so I bake it in the oven at 400°F for 15 minutes. Make sure to put aluminum foil on your cookie sheet or they’ll turn super crispy. Once it’s done, dry it on a towel and then dice it.
Step 02: Dice your vegetables and dump them into a large stock pot with the butter. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and then add chicken broth. Cook for 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are completely soft.
Step 03: Dump the contents of the pot into a blender or food processor. Puree until completely smooth.
Step 04: Put everything back in the pot, adding your seasonings, cream, and lemon juice.
Step 05: Pour soup into a bowl, top with bacon and cheddar and serve hot.
This was a very thick, very sweet soup. So my changes would be:
- add a little more liquid to thin the soup
- exchange the sweet potato for more russet potatoes or maybe zucchini
- definitely use pre-pureed pumpkin, because dicing it was a pain
- add cheese to the soup itself, not just as a topping
- add more garlic, because everything is better with more garlic 😛
That last one may or may not be a joke. (Hint: It’s not.)
I left the recipe as is, though, because maybe you like it sweet. Who knows? 🙂
It was certainly an experience!
*Any cheddar will do, but the smokiness of the applewood smoked cheddar gave it a much needed savoriness.
Thank you for reading the Martha post! And yes, I think part of what she said is out of feeling threatened. Just sad really. And pinning your post!
It is kind of sad…and now all she’s doing is alienating her fans, which is a silly way to react. Thanks for the pin! 😀
This looks so amazing! I am definitely pinning it for later! Thanks for linking up to Flannel Friday 🙂
Thank you! Enjoy! 😀
This looks so good! Thanks for linking up 🙂
Hi and thanks for sharing this at domestic superhero! I pinned this and it looks like a soup my family would love.
Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by. 😀