Winter Warmers: Roasted pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is one of my favourite parts of winter – it’s nourishing, delicious and a healthier option for comfort food. This recipe uses roasted pumpkin, which intensifies the flavour of the dish. The other great thing about soup is that it makes heaps of servings – so you can enjoy it for dinner and lunch the next day!

Ingredients

1 whole butternut pumpkin
1 red onion
5 cloves garlic (peeled and cut into quarters)
1.5L Chicken or vegetable stock
50-100mL cooking cream (depending how much you like)
1 tsp curry powder*
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 bunch continental parsley

Method

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

Peel and chop pumpkin into small chunks and cut the red onion into small wedges. Place all of these on a baking tray drizzled with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, place the garlic cloves on the baking tray with the pumpkin and onion, and bake for a further 20-30 minutes.

In a large cooking pot, add 1.5L of stock and add all the roast vegies – bring it to the boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes.

Using a hand-held stick blender, blend the ingredients in the pot.

OPTIONAL: I didn’t need to strain the soup when I tried this recipe, but if there are still chunks in the pot you can strain it.

Add the cooking cream, curry powder, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
Pour the soup into bowls and garnish with a swirl of cream and a sprinkle of parsley. Serve with your favourite bread (I used a French baguette).

ENJOY!

*Note: I used curry powder in this recipe as it gives the soup that extra ‘kick’; however feel free to experiment with different spices including cumin, coriander and nutmeg.

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8 Comments

  • Reply SuperStylish Monday 17th June, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Definitely going to make…thank you!

  • Reply SuperStylish Monday 17th June, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Looks so yummy!

  • Reply SuperStylish Monday 17th June, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Just what I need to scare away the winter chills <3

  • katiesaprincess
    Reply katiesaprincess Monday 3rd June, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    yummyyy

  • Reply dj23249 Saturday 1st June, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Sounds delicious

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 31st May, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Mmm. Love a good pumpkin soup.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 30th May, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    All can say is YUMMY!!

  • Reply yslyenom Thursday 30th May, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. Will come in handy for the winter.

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