Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup


Usually I'm not super excited about eating leftovers. Even if I enjoy it for dinner, I'm ready to move on. So when I tell you that I've eaten this soup three other times after making it, you know that it's good!

My friend introduced me to this soup as a bit of an experiment shortly after doing our pumpkin food group. Always being one for an adventure, I dove right in. I don't know what it is about this soup, but it is so good that even thinking about it makes me want some now. The pumpkin is flavored so well, it's warm, filling and just so dang comforting. And the best part is that it's SO healthy. There's very little fat in it and pumpkin is chock full of fiber, potassium and all sorts of vitamins. My advice is to make Dinner in a Pumpkin and then use the pumpkin for this soup, killing two birds with one...pumpkin!


Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

Ingredients

1 t. cumin
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
1 1/2 c. diced onion
2 t. minced, seeded serrano or jalapeno pepper (I used jalapeno)
5 c. chicken stock or canned, low sodium chicken broth
5 c. diced (1/2") fresh pumpkin such as Sugar Pie or Cinderella, or butternut squash
1/2 T. chipotle pepper puree (I actually didn't use this, yes I realize it's what gives the pumpkin soup it's name, but I liked it just as much without it)
1/4 c. chopped scallion
Salt
any type of cheese for garnish, I loved Parmesan
Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions

1. Combine oil and butter in skillet, cook over medium heat until butter melts. Add onion and cook until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Add chili pepper (jalapenos) and ground cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute; set aside.

2. Bring stock to boil in large sauce pan or soup pot. Add onion mixture and pumpkin/squash, cover, and cook until pumpkin/squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes (since I already roasted the pumpkin I don't cook for very long). Stir in chipotle puree, scallion, and 2 t. salt. Ladle hot soup into bowls and garnish each with heaping tablespoon of cheese and cilantro leaves.

19 comments:

Merut said...

It sounds like you've hit the jackpot. A dish that you want to eat the leftovers - more than once? Congrats! The ingredients sound delicious together.

♥peachkins♥ said...

There are dishes that you'd wanna eat for the whole day!This certainly looks like one of it.

Erica said...

mmm this looks amazing. I love that it has a good kick to it. And the cheese on top is the perfect finishing touch

Libby said...

Sounds yummy! The last time I tried to make something like pumpkin soup, it came out horrible. I may try and make it again except with this recipe :) I have lots and lots of pumpkin to use up :)

Lara said...

I love creamy soups for leftovers. This one looks perfectly autumn!

Cathy said...

Yum, this sounds delish. I just bought a butternut squash so will use that instead of the pumpkin. I bet the chipotle pepper gives this soup a nice kick.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like such a wonderfully flavored soup.. and so perfect for the season!

Diana's Cocina said...

This soup is a delicious mix of flavors, I love all the ingredients you used. A must try.

Natalie said...

ah i just love pumpkin soup--and have never tried it with fresh pumpkin!

Kim said...

This soup looks really pretty and I bet it's actually even better on the second day. How pretty would this be served inside a pumpkin for Thanksgiving?

Chris said...

I'm up for anything with chipotle in it. Sounds quite good.

Me, Myself and Pie said...

The soup looks awesome, and so does the dinner in a pumpkin! Love it.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow now this is a soup I want a bowl please

theUngourmet said...

I love the spicy peppers in with the pumpkin. I'm so glad it's soup season once again!

Welcome back. I've missed you! :)

Elizabeth and Jared said...

Unfortunately in Australia we dont have Chipotle. =( but i love the look of the soup - I love how its chunky and has loads of cheese on top so its almost like a solid meal! well done

mangocheeks said...

Oooh ahh I am liking the sound of this smoky pumpkin soup.

Ingrid said...

Three times says a lot when it comes from a food bloger.
~ingrid

Joanne said...

Yay!!! You're back!!!

I tend to eat pumpkin as a its own food group come fall and this soup looks fantastic! Love the spice!

Maria Mcclain said...

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