Halloween Pumpkin Soup With Smoked Bacon

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Racquel Sweeney
from Donegal

It's hard to believe it, but up a few years ago you'd have had a difficult task finding a pumpkin in any shop in Ireland. Nowadays the whole country seems to be scooping out pumpkins and making jack o' lanterns for Halloween. So not being a wasteful lot I came across this recipe. This ones for a tasty soup, just the thing if you've been out 'trick or treating. I've made this for the family and it goes down a treat, so I hope you like and enjoy.... :)

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When we first went to try this, we thought it would be slightly sweet. Our taste buds were nicely surprised at how savory this soup is! A really good creamy soup to enjoy on a cool fall day. The smoked bacon really added a depth of flavor everyone is sure to enjoy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   1 scoop(s)
    butter (about a teaspoon)
  •   1
    onion diced
  •   8 slice
    raw smoked bacon diced
  •   2 lb
    pumpkin fresh, peeled deseeded and cube (small size pumpkin)
  •   1 Tbsp
    tomato puree
  •   2 pt
    chicken stock
  •   1/2 c
    cream
  •   2 slice
    smoked bacon grilled + chopped for garnish
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How To Make

  • 1
    Melt the butter in large heavy-bottomed pot. Add onion dices, raw diced smoked bacon and pumpkin flesh.
  • 2
    Sweat for about 6-8 minutes over med heat to release the flavours. Add the tomato puree and stir.
  • 3
    Then pour in the stock and stir in the cream. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Liquidize with a hand blender and season to taste.
  • 5
    TO SERVE = Pour soup into bowl and sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces on top. Serve with a warm slice of crusty garlic bread and enjoy..... :)
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