Simple Pumpkin Soup
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 cup onion
3 tbsp. butter
2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half or fat free half and half.
Chop the onions and gently brown in the butter in a pan. Put mashed pumpkin into onions in pan with the salt, sugar, nutmeg and pepper.
Slowly add chicken broth and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. To serve, pour into a tureen and add the cream. Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups light vegetable stock (or light chicken stock )
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 cups pumpkin purée
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream
Sauté onions, celery, and garlic in butter.
Add stock, tomatoes, bay leaves and nutmeg.
Cook until vegetables are very soft. Strain and reserve liquid.
Purée vegetables with some liquid and strain through a sieve.
Combine liquid, puréed vegetables, and pumpkin; heat.
Add cream and season with salt and pepper.
Pumpkin and Bacon Soup
3 Cups pumpkin seeded and peeled
1 large onion
2 large potatoes
1 16 oz can creamed corn
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups diced bacon pieces
lots of freshly ground black pepper
In large pot ,fry onion and bacon pieces till onion is soft.
Add all other ingredients except corn and simmer till vegies are done.
Mash with potato masher and add corn, heat through, season with pepper Add milk to thin if required.