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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I love gardening and have a big pumpkin patch. A few years ago when our harvest was very plentiful, I experimented and came up with this recipe. My family just loves this soup.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, potatoes and pumpkin; cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool.
  • Puree half of the mixture at a time in a blender or food processor until smooth; return all to the pan. Add the milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the sour cream and parsley. Spoon soup into bowls; top each with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 258 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • dimples957
    Nov 6, 2013

    For those of you that made it and said there was not much flavor, could you add garlic to boost it?

  • Megverse
    Nov 15, 2012

    This is probably the best pumpkin soup I've had! Me and the boyfriend each had seconds. Also, we doubled the amount of bacon because we are bacon hounds. I wouldn't have thought to put sour cream in it, but it really adds to the soup.The only thing I think I will change when I make it again is substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth, I think there is a little lingering chicken taste that doesn't seem to fit when the soup is primarily vegetarian so I think the vegetable broth would be a better fit.

  • joyride383
    Oct 22, 2011

    A bit too thin, didn't add the bacon. Great ease, but next time I would add more potatoes or use cream instead of milk We prefer a thicker soup... Delicious flavors!

  • RGILBmom
    Oct 17, 2011

    Wow! This was so much better than I thought it would be! Everybody loved it and has asked me to make it again!

  • sunnysidemom4
    Oct 18, 2010

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  • sandyblas
    Feb 24, 2010

    Creamy but bland, might make a good sauce in a casserole, would probable turn into something else if I make again

  • keverwann
    Dec 17, 2009

    This tasted a lot like the title, nothing more than that. We left out the bacon to make it a meatless meal. It would be a nice accompaniment to a good, dense loaf of homemade rye bread.

  • tlsmith
    Nov 11, 2009

    I love this soup! Make sure you top the soup with the bacon because that really makes the dish. Also, I usually add a little sugar (or splenda) to the soup for a hint of sweetness.

  • hoov88
    Jan 30, 2008

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  • Diane
    Jan 29, 2008

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