Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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Laurie Sanders

By
@rhinemaidens3

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.

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Comments:
Serves:
A crowd
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 8 c
    chicken stock
  • 3-4 c
    pumpkin puree
  • 2 large
    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
    siracha or other hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice the leeks and break up the rings. Add chicken stock, pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, thyme, leeks and garlic to a large stock pot. Bring to a boil and simmer until leeks and garlic are soft.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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About Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #pumpkin #soup



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