Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

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  • Recipe serves:4
  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 cups (2 L) peeled and cubed fresh pumpkin or 1 can (540 mL) canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 Knorr® Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 3 cups (750 mL) boiling water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light cream
  • 4 ounces (113 g) cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion, garlic and pumpkin, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in the bouillon and water mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
  • Stir in the cream and cream cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • In a blender or food processor, process the soup in batches, at low speed, until smooth. Return the soup to a saucepan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat through and serve.
  • TIP: Use 1 can (540 mL) of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) instead of fresh pumpkin. Stir in the canned pumpkin with the bouillon mixture.
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