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Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

A seriously quick dish, it can satisfy a hungry household in 15 minutes. My family loves sharing this soup with cornbread, or you can add a zesty kick with some Rotel. — Heather Rorex, Winnemucca, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, mix all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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  • Kay
    Oct 24, 2019

    This soup was not as complex as I would have liked. I added 2 Tblsp brown sugar, scant 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and 3 side shakes of cardamom (from the side of the shaker, not holding the shaker upside down). The cardamom made the difference. My daughter will like it but I don't think I'll make it again. I have yet to find a simple soup recipe that I would serve to guests.

  • Patrica390
    Aug 22, 2019

    I was curious about this recipe. My three guys loved it. I did too. So simple, so tasty. The only thing I did different was to add another can of black beans. Love the cheddar cheese on top.

  • diannemt75
    Mar 14, 2017

    Made this on a snowy, windy day. Used large can of pumpkin and 1 can of Rotelle. I LOVED it and hubby added some sour cream to take a bit of heat away. This will be a "go to" recipe that I can do from the pantry!

  • Kim
    Jan 30, 2017

    Very good! A little extra salt really helped the flavor.

  • mumsay
    Sep 24, 2016

    This was pretty good but the flavor was lacking so I added two shakes of cinnamon and one shake of garam masala. This made a big difference to me. Also I only had about 6 oz of beans. Because of the watery consistency I mixed corn starch with water and added it to the soup. I used tomatoes with regular chilies, but will use the mild ones next time. I will be making this again.

  • maball
    Sep 19, 2015

    Really tasty and quick. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

  • bevinn
    Oct 2, 2014

    Unfortunately I don't understand the rave reviews. It was very bland to me even after adding nutmeg & cayenne pepper. It had heat but no flavor :(

  • tshirtlady
    Apr 16, 2014

    This soup is amazing! I like very thick soups so I usually add extra black beans. Sometimes I add some cooked chicken. It also works well to mix it up in the evening and put it in the crock pot in the morning for a great lunch at work.

  • MKrishnayya
    Jan 12, 2014

    Delicious and very simple to make! A big hit with a group.

  • ephelan80
    Nov 6, 2013

    This soup is delicious and is so easy to make. I made it exactly as indicated, using Rotel's diced tomatoes with mild chilies since my husband doesn't like anything real spicy. I normally keep these ingredients on hand in my pantry, so it will be easy to whip up at a moments notice. It was a real hit and I'm going to add this to my regular recipe rotation.