How to make it

  • For fresh pumpkin:
  • Wash the exterior of the pumpkin in cool or warm water, no soap.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half and scrape the insides.
  • I find a heavy ice cream scoop works great for this.
  • Remove the stem, and put the pumpkin into a microwaveable.
  • You may need to cut the pumpkin further to make it fit but try to keep in as big a piece as possible for ease of removing the pumpkin meat.
  • Put a couple of inches of water in the bowl, cover it, and put in the microwave\
  • Cook the pumpkin until soft, usually anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes depending on size.
  • Soup:
  • In large soup pot, Saute onions, garlic, celery in butter until tender.
  • Add stock,pumpkin and carrots and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and cook until carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Puree soup in small batches in blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Return to pot and add thyme, cumin, parsley, and cracked pepper and bring to another boil.
  • Lower heat to low, stir in half and half,green onions, and bacon and season with salt to taste.
  • Continue to cook on low heat for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream.
  • Spoon into individual soup bowls or in soup tureen.
  • Top with a little sour cream and roasted pumpkin seeds or additional green onions and bacon bits.

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    " It was excellent "
    gr8guymemphis ate it and said...
    Had no onion salt, so just substituted garlic salt. Soup was AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing your personal recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    way2nrml ate it and said...
    This recipe was awesome! Thank you for sharing it.
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    " It was excellent "
    way2nrml ate it and said...
    This looks great! I am really looking forward to trying it tonight. It should go well with tonights rainy weather.
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  • riniki 8 years ago
    Yum, this looks good... I LOVE pumpkin soup, can't wait to try this recipe! :)
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  • canzi 9 years ago
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  • dmajor 9 years ago
    This is an awesome soup! Bacon adds so much to this soup! I gave the recipe to a friend last year and she uses only the canned pureed pumpkin and loves it. I have used both and the fresh pumpkin is really nice here. Canned works too, but with a slight different taste! I have know people to use potatoes too. Using potatoes(about 2 or 3 cubed boiled) will change the taste a little as well. I will probably try to make this this weekend so I can post a photo, if anyone else tries it out, please feel free to post photo! Thanks, deb
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  • chefbaudri 9 years ago
    this looks delicious!
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  • deedeec 9 years ago
    I love Fall and I LOVE Pumpkin! I'm eternally in search of wonderful pumpkin recipes to include pumpkin soups! This is the first one I've seen with bacon. OMG that's gotta be good! Can't wait to try this. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Dee

    PS. ya gotta put a picture of it up in your fancy pumpkin dishes :)
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