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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

This comforting soup is wonderfully warming on an autumn day, and the subtle curry flavor lets the pumpkin star. My family really enjoy dishes like this that have a delightful down-home flavor.—Eleanor Dunbar, Peoria, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the broth, pumpkin, lemon juice, curry powder, sugar, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in cream; heat through. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 67 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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