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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I love gardening and have a big pumpkin patch. A few years ago when our harvest was very plentiful, I experimented and came up with this recipe. My family just loves this soup.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, potatoes and pumpkin; cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • Puree half of the mixture at a time in a blender or food processor until smooth; return all to the pan. Add the milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the sour cream and parsley. Spoon soup into bowls; top each with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 258 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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