Nutty Pumpkin Bisque Recipe
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Nutty Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

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Hearty and comforting pumpkin soup is the perfect starter to a holiday meal or the star performer of an autumn luncheon. The addition of the toasted pecans and pumpkin seeds creates a wonderful depth of flavor. This soup can be served immediately or made a day in advance and then reheated. —Lauri Knox, Pine, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sherry or chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas, toasted
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, fresh rosemary sprigs, additional toasted chopped pecans and pumpkin seeds


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in stock, pumpkin, sherry, brown sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Stir in cream, pecans and seeds. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Process in batches in a blender until smooth. Return all to pan; heat through. If desired, serve with optional toppings. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Pumpkin Bisque in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p42

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