Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Creamy Healthy Pumpkin Soup


I'm a huge fan of soup...pretty much all soups. If it were up to me, I'd be making soup at least once a week, especially with all the yummy recipes online. But honestly, I'm a bit timid when it comes to cooking homemade soup. Everytime I look up a recipe to make, it just looks too complicated, there are too many ingredients, or it's just too time consuming.

When I first visited Austria, my mother-in-law made a delicious pumpkin soup that I just had to learn how to make. At that time in my life, I wasn't as good in the kitchen as I am now, so the whole process seemed like too much work. Over the years though, I've tweaked her original recipe to fit my cooking needs (fast & easy) and have come up with a quick (30 minute) and easy recipe that taste great, too! Also, with her original recipe she used whole pumpkin pieces which are not always available to purchase, so my recipe is great for year around pumpkin soup since it calls for canned pumpkin.


            
 Put oil over medium heat
 Chop onion
 Combine onion, ginger, garlic, salt & pepper in oil
  

 When onions are soft, add pumpkin
 Let mixture heat for 2 minutes and add can of vegetable broth 
 Heat to a boil
 Then mix using a hand mixer, blender or food processor 
Once mixed (I like mine a little chunky), add 1/2 a cup of water to thin it out *add more water if you want thinner soup or less water if you like it thicker 
Bring to a boil, let simmer for 10 minutes and then you're done!

I hope you like this take on pumpkin soup as much as I do! You can also substitute the pumpkin with butternut squash for a yummy, creamy soup.

Enjoy!



15 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this looks delicious! I'm totally obsessed with soup, so I've got to give this a try sometime.

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    1. Yes, do!! I promise you'll love it if you love soup!!
      xx Ashleigh

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  2. I love soup too, and anything with pumpkin, this sounds delicious!

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  3. I love pumpkin soup too. Looking forward to winter to have a bowl. Nice to be co-hosting with you Ashleigh.
    Julie

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  4. I've been completely craving a delicious soup since summer is coming to an end. Looks like I'll have to try this one out! :)

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  5. I can have soup year round regardless of the weather. I bet this is good chilled!

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  6. YUM! love all things pumpkin:) thanks for sharing

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  7. This sounds really good, the addition of the garlic and ginger sounds amazing!

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  8. This looks so yummy! I love soups too, all year around. Recently someone made a remark about hot weather on my soup recipe. Well....what do you say to that? I do have friends in Australia and it is winter there. LOL Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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  9. That recipe sounds delicious. I love it. I love soup with pumpkin in it. It's so nutritious.

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  10. Thank you for the recipe and for sharing it on #HomeMattersParty. It looks delicious and I love that you were able to tweak it from your mother in laws original recipe! It's true how much more you begin appreciate cooking as you get older.

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  11. I'm making this!!!Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  12. This recipe for pumpkin soup sounds so yummy. I'm going to make it, instead of the one we make that calls for heavy cream!!! Thank you for sharing recipe. Pinned

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