03 October 2012

Pumpkin Soup


I know I've said it many times, but I love this time of year. It's comfy, cozy, leaf-changing, sweater & boot wearing, comfort food time! I told you here that one of my favourite things about fall is making soups etc. Over the weekend I whipped up our favourite soup {that I make} and thought I'd share it with you today.

So here you go:




Pumpkin Soup

- 2 tbsp butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
*Sauté in a pot until clear and soft - just don't brown*

Next Add the following:

- 2 cups of chicken stock 
- 1 potato {a good size}
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp thyme

*Bring to a boil and then let everything simmer until the potato is cooked through. Once the potato is cooked through, remove pot from burner and let cool before running it through a blender. Blend until it's a creamy consistency {sometimes I cheat and don't let it cool all the way}.
Once blended & creamy return to pot.

Next stir in:

-14 oz can of pumpkin pie filling {yup!}
- 2 cups of milk {I use skim and it turns out great!}

Blend in using a whisk {or use a spoon and just make sure the pumpkin is well blended}. If you find the soup is still a little thick for your liking you can add more milk to thin it out {I'll occasionally add a bit more milk}. Heat through & enjoy! 



There you have it. Delicious pumpkin soup. Sometimes I'll make a double batch and freeze some of it; I find it freezes well. 

I love that the pumpkin pie filling adds a bit of a sweet taste. I'm sure you could use pumpkin puree or pure pumpkin {I've never tried this} but it would end up with a different taste and I like it with the original hint of sweetness! I found this recipe on the internet a long while back {it's scribbled down on a recipe card in my recipe box}, so I'm not entirely sure where it originally came from. 

All I know is it's gooood! 


Linked to:
- 52 Mantels
- Ten June
- Centsational Girl

*photos updated September 2014*

6 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! I found you on 52 Mantels and I am now following you. I would love it if you would follow me back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  2. Thanks so much for the follow! I'll definitely stop by your blog :)

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  3. This looks so good. I'm your newest follower, can't wait to see your future posts. xox

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  4. Just saw your link on Ten June. Love Pumpkin. Love fall. LOVE this recipe! I'll definitely stop by and read some older (and newer!) posts!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Let me know if you try it :)

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