While it looks elegant and is an appealing addition to a holiday meal, this creamy soup is so simple to make. My husband was skeptical at first, but after one bowl, he asked for second helpings! —Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, Massachusetts
I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin, brown sugar and cooked turkey, it’s like an entire Thanksgiving dinner in one bowl. –Brad Bailey of Cary, North Carolina
Melissa Every of Tallmadge, Ohio writes, “My family loves this soup. It's great on cold winter nights with all the spices and color. It's definitely not your normal pumpkin soup!” Melissa loves to garnish this with fresh cilantro.
This golden-toned soup is wonderfully warming on crisp autumn days. "Unlike most creamy pumpkin soups, this one is especially hearty, with additional vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and corn," notes Joan Conover, Easton, Pennsylvania. "For fun autumn flair, serve the soup in hollowed-out pumpkin shells. My boys love it that way."
We have this chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s also earned thumbs up with family and friends who’ve tried it in other states. It’s a definite “keeper” in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington
Looking for something new to beat dinnertime doldrums? Try my pumpkin soup! A touch of curry powder lends an aromatic spiced appeal while whipping cream gives the soup its silky texture.—Debbie Flocco, Norristown, Pennsylvania