Super-Simple Pumpkin Soup
Written by Kerry E.B. Black
Surmount the challenge of feeding your monsters before Tricks-and-Treats this Halloween by preparing this super-simple pumpkin soup.
To create, you need:
6 cups chicken stock
1 can pumpkin puree
1 medium onion, fine chopped or minced
1 ½ Tablespoon butter
1 clove minced garlic (approximately 1 teaspoon)
Salt, white pepper, and nutmeg to taste
1 cup heavy whipping cream
For garnish, if desired, add a dollop of sour cream, roasted pumpkin seeds, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley and thyme.
Mince onion and sauté in butter in the bottom of a stock or crock pot. Add other ingredients except whipping cream and garnish items. If added to a crock pot, cook on high for 4 hours. If using a stock pot, cook on low heat until warmed through (about 45 minutes.) Stir in cream. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, baked pumpkin seeds, and/or a sprinkling of herbs.
Paired with a loaf of crusty bread, this creamy soup warms your band before they march into the night.
You can spice the soup up a bit by adding a dash or two of powdered red pepper.