Sausage Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Here, autumn spices complement pumpkin and sausage for a unique and comforting soup. Maple syrup imparts just the right amount of sweetness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Add the broth, pumpkin, syrup, pie spice, garlic powder and nutmeg. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until flavors are blended. Stir in milk; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Sausage Pumpkin Soup in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p78

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I wanted a soup that could cook in the slow cooker all night. I did not cook the sausage beforehand and it was in there for roughly eight hours. Interesting flavour, but I made the mistake of adding the total amount of maple syrup that the recipe asked for. Very sweet! Next time I'd definitely cut that in half. I added triple the amount of pumpkin to give it a thicker consistency (and hopefully to cut back on the overpowering flavour of the maple syrup); otherwise it was kind of watery. I also added a clove of garlic instead of garlic powder. I do like the potential of the soup so that's why I am still giving it four stars."

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"I liked this soup. Nice flavor and good consistency. I used a little less than half a cup of maple syrup and it was still just a tad sweet. Next time I'll use probably a quarter cup of maple syrup. And I just might try adding rice to it...I think it might go well with this soup."

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Very interesting - I added this one to "My Recipes" - great flavour! I did cut back to 1/4c of maple syrup. It's been perfect frozen for lunches and late night suppers"

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