Lentil Pumpkin Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
- 1 pound red potatoes (about 4 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
- 1-1/2 cups water
- In a 3-or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low for 7-9 hours or until potatoes and lentils are tender.
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Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 210 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat.
Dec 28, 2017
I used chicken broth, added cilantro, splash of white wine, added about 1 t turmeric and a dash of curry, served with chow mien noodles. I used a fresh pumpkin, and made a double batch. Next time I might blend up the pumpkin first because it was still in chunks.
Nov 11, 2017
Once i realized between the parties and lentils there were just to few spices for our liking. Tripled the garlic, doubled every other spice. Also added 2 tsp red pepper flakes. For us, this was wonderful. Thank you for the base recipe. The second batch a week latet, we went with smoked paprika. Thank you again. Great base!!
Nov 19, 2015
I was disappointed when I tasted this soup. Bland is an understatement. With the submitter saying plenty of herbs and spices I thought it was going to have flavor but it did not. All I could taste was lentils and not really even pumpkin that much. I added salt and still wasn't impressed so I added sausage which did help but I still was not crazy about it. I think it's much harder to flavor soup after making it. I think it's much better cooked with seasoning. I questioned the no salt but went ahead and followed the recipe. I wish I would have gone with my instinct.
Nov 3, 2015
I made this soup today as my TOH Cook's Corner Pumpkin Ingredient Challenge. I made it on the stove top and it took about 2 hours.[Brought the broth, water, potatoes & onions to a boil and simmered it on medium.] I doubled it because I had a large can of pumpkin. I used half white potatoes and half sweet potatoes. I also used canned lentils that I added after the vegetables were tender. I found the broth to be very bland when I tested it after 1 hour of simmering so I added salt, more garlic, ginger, and pepper. Not being satisfied still, I added a good amount of Penzey's Forward seasoning. That did the trick. I love the combination of lentils, onions and potatoes. The broth has a savory pumpkin taste. I garnished it with cut chives because we do not enjoy the taste of cilantro. I will definitely make this again with my additions. Thank you Laura for the inspiration.
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