Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkin Soup (the easy way)

This is a quick comfort food recipe for the chilly fall weather without spending a fortune.

I have made this few times when I realize
a- I have not made a meal plan
b- I am in a "no cook" mode
c- I was too busy to make what the meal plan said I was going to make.
So here you go, as simple as it gets.

(you can half it to suit your family needs)

1/2 Stick Butter

1/4 Cup Chopped Onion

2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Cans Chicken Broth
2 Cans Pumpkin Puree (plain)
1/2 Cup Applesauce
Dash of Nutmeg (optional)
1 Cup/can Evaporated Milk

Heat butter and onions in medium sized sauce pan cooking until soft.
Add your flour and stir until mixed in.
Add broth, pumpkin and stir until blended.

Then add applesauce and nutmeg.
 Heat to boil
Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
At this point add evaporated milk and simmer an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
See, I told you this was easy.
And this is what I do with the pumpkin soup.

Remember my post about how Venus rice and how to cook it?
Well, here is one of the way to eat it.
You can really make any creamy soup to go with the Venus rice.
Pumpkin or asparagus soups are two of my favorites to pair with the rice.

Stay Frugal,

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Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I wish I would have read this earlier because I was having one of those not wanting to cook, have no idea what I am going to make for dinner kind of nights. This would have been so much better than what we ended up making!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Wow, that does look easy and sounds yummy!

Suzan said...

Looks delish! I live Paleo now so I am going to throw in a can of coconut milk and hope for the best!

Kelly said...

That really does sound easy and look good. I remember having my first butternut squash soup around this time of year a few years back and being surprised how good it was. I was always afraid to try any of those pumpkin, squash style soups thinking I wouldn't like them. They are so good though! I bet yours is yummy.

Burlap Luxe said...

I was just talking to my daughter the other day that I am so looking forward to cozy cold soup days.
Here in. California we have to wait for those days a bit longer them most states.

Thank you for your beautiful visit to my kitchen,
Thank you for taking the time to share a word with me :)

Lots of fall inspiration to you.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
That sounds like a yummy recipe and indeed a quick and easy one.
The pairing with the Venus rice is great too.

Lena said...

Sounds so good!! A perfect fall soup.

Revi said...

I'm going to try this on Saturday!

Cynthia said...

Wow this sounds really good and is so easy I am going to have to give this a try!


Danni SiloHillFarm said...

This looks delicious! I love pumpkin in anything. Now I still need to find that rice. Thanks for sharing a quick and easy recipe!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yum looks delcious! We love pumpkin anything so I'll have to keep this to try.

NanaDiana said...

That sounds delicious AND kinda meal. Thanks for the recipe. I am saving it to my file to try this Fall. xo Diana

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Yum!!! Sounds so good and i love pantry meals.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Daniela, Can you believe it, I have never eaten pumpkin soup. I have added pumpkin to soups, which have other ingredients added, but never eaten pumpkin on it's own.
I will certainly try this recipe as the days are certainly colder here in England.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes to you,

Munir said...

Thanks for sharing. The recipe seems easy enough and you did a great job with illustrations. Thanks!

Mindi Carwin said...

Wow, the more I read your blog the more I realize I know nothing about food, or cooking! Lol! Looks super yummy, and I am all for easy!

must love junk said...

This looks like the perfect fall dish!! Yum :)

Libby said...

Glad you reminded me about the rice because at first I thought it was coffee beans. :-)

Pumpkin soup sounds like a really great meal option right about now. The weather is perfect and the recipe you've provided doesn't take much time. Perfection!