Cream of Pumpkin SoupDelicious Winter Warmer!

Cream of Pumpkin Soup There’s nothing like a hearty Cream of Pumpkin Soup to warm you up on a cold night! I love it with crusty hot bread! It makes for a great meal in itself and it freezes really…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

There’s nothing like a hearty Cream of Pumpkin Soup to warm you up on a cold night! I love it with crusty hot bread! It makes for a great meal in itself and it freezes really well!

For the price estimates here we’ve used a large national supermarket, but it’s possible (and highly encouraged) for you to look around at your local farmers market, local butcher or at discount grocers. You’re likely to find many of these ingredients even cheaper there!

serves
4
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
9
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
4.4 based on 9 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 1 750 Gram Pumpkin peeled and de-seeded (I use Jap -but you can use anything) - $2.00
  • 1 Onion chopped - $0.55
  • 2 tsp Sugar $0.04
  • 1 tbsp Parsley fresh -$0.30
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg $0.16
  • 1 tbsp Sour Cream $0.10
  • 1 100 Gram Croutons $2.80
  • 1 tsp Salt $0.08
  • 2 Cups Milk (skim if you prefer) - $0.53


Method

  1. Cut the pumpkin into pieces.
  2. Place in a saucepan with the onion and salt.  Pour in just enough water to cover and cook gently with the lid on until pumpkin is tender (about 20 minutes).
  3. Pour the contents of the saucepan into a blender (or use a blender stick) to puree together with the milk.
  4. Return to the saucepan, add the sugar and the nutmeg.  Cover and cook gently for about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkled with ground nutmeg, parsley and croutons.

Notes

Recipe Hints & Tips:

  • Cream of Pumpkin Soup can be frozen.  Seal in a ziplock bag or airtight container for up to six months.
  • For a bit of a kick - add a tablespoon of red curry paste to the mix!
  • Instead of boiling your pumpkin, pop it into the oven and roast it first to add to the flavour!

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