creamy pumpkin soup

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Laurie Sanders
Seattle, WA

You could use butternut or acorn squash in place of the pumpkin. I love the color, texture, and taste of this soup. The leeks are the key to a more subtle flavor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

On a cold night, this pumpkin soup would be delicious. Very creamy, you taste the subtly sweet and savory spices. We love the addition of leeks. They're sweet and add a slight onion flavor to the warm and cozy soup.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves A crowd
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy pumpkin soup

  • 8 c
    chicken stock
  • 3-4 c
    pumpkin puree
  • 2 lg
    leeks
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 2 c
    half & half
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    Sriracha or other hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make creamy pumpkin soup

  • Sliced leeks on a cutting board.
    1
    Slice the leeks and break up the rings.
  • Chicken stock, pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, thyme, leeks, and garlic in a stockpot.
    2
    Add chicken stock, pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, thyme, leeks, and garlic to a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and simmer until leeks and garlic are soft.
  • Pureeing soup in a blender.
    3
    Working in batches, about a cup at a time, puree soup in blender and set aside until all the soup has pureed and is smooth. Be really careful or you can burn yourself if you try to puree too much at one time. Hold the lid onto the blender using a kitchen towel as you puree to avoid burning yourself.
  • Soup in a stockpot with remaining ingredients.
    4
    Return to large stock pot. Add remaining ingredients but feel free to adjust to your tastes. I like the flavor notes that the hot sauce, pepper, and brown sugar provide a lot but you may prefer it another way. Return to a hot but not boiling temperature and simmer for the day or serve right away. Serve with a garnish of shredded cheese and crumbled bacon or toasted pumpkin seeds.
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