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Best Pumpkin Soup Ever

If you mention winter to my children, they all lick their lips and cry,”Yes! Pumpkin soup. You make the best pumpkin soup ever!”

Can you tell we love pumpkin soup here at Aussie Mamas? I think it stemmed from the first year I tried to grow pumpkins. We were unusually successful and grew enough pumpkins to have soup every week for a whole year. The children still remember that year with great fondness. It really doesn’t take much to warm their little hearts and minds.

On one of the many occasions I was making pumpkin soup, one of the children asked me to add some bacon. I did and the result was this: the best pumpkin soup ever!

One day, I served this soup to a couple in their late 60’s. The husband had three helpings – large ones. He then asked me for the recipe, much to his wife’s amusement. She indigently said he would not eat her pumpkin soup these last 40 years of marriage. He loudly proclaimed that if she cooked this pumpkin soup, then he would eat it every week. I hope I didn’t start something …

Best Pumpkin Soup Ever
 
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A yummy, heart warming best pumpkin soup ever!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped
  • 60g butter
  • 6-8 rashers of bacon, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • cream to taste (we like lots)
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the onions and bacon and cook gently for 15 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add the pumpkin and stock and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender.
  3. Allow to cool a little, then process with a stick blender until smooth.
  4. Stir in the cream. Continue stirring over low heat to heat through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you like, swirl in a little more cream to serve.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Our family agree wholeheartedly … the only thing we do differently is add a small amount of curry powder. Yummo!

     
    • Hi Peri, I love your curry powder suggestion and might try it next week. We still have 15 pumpkins from our patch to eat and a few pumpkin soup variations will help change things up a bit.

       
  2. Rachel Hodge

    Yummy! We made this tonight as pumpkin was on special at Aldi last night. So good. I used a lamb bone stock as I had cooked a roast lamb last week. So good. 🙂

     
    • Hi Rachel, lamb bone stock would make a lovely change to the chicken broth base. Another one for our family to try. I have lamb bones in the freezer waiting for me to make some broth and now I know exactly what I will do with them.

       
  3. Hi Donna,My name is Nicole,i sent an email to you a few months ago when i first found your website.I live in Melbourne and also have 9 children.I just have a couple of questions to ask you.The first question is what do you believe some of the essential ingredients are on the diet, due to finances as like you i am still breastfeeding my 9mth old but not exclusively.I see xylitol and gentle sweet in a few recipes.Do you use the thm blend ,that’s the flour isn’t it? I was looking at that as i have allergy issues.What do use instead if you don’t use it?I am wanting to place an order with you asap.One of my questions are do we really need the protein powder,the collagen etc and if yes what is the cheapest way to buy it?At the moment i have been trying to self diagnose some health problems i have and like you, time is rare for me to do these things.Off the health subject,i just wanted to ask what maths ,spelling and english curriculum you use?I hope this isn”t asking too much.God bless you.

     
    • Hi Nicole, I am so sorry about taking soooo very long to answer. I find if I don’t do it right away, it can get lost at the bottom of my to do list.
      My favourite things to have on hand are some xylitol and super sweet. I mix these in equal quantities to make a blend that is similar to the THM Gentle Sweet.I mainly use this for all my sweetening needs.
      I also use the THM Baking Blend once or twice a week, as it is quite expensive. There are recipes on the web which will show you how to make your own a little cheaper if you want to give it a go. I have and the end product is very similar.
      I use a little of the Protein Powder each day but a 1kg bag will last me for over a month and sometimes more, especially in winter when I am not having so many drinks. The collagen is really a great benefit to our diet and so I have one collagen tea a day. You can get natural collagen from bone broths and we do that a few times a week in our house. Be sure to check out my recipe for Italian Chicken Soup. It has lots of natural collagen from the whole chicken – feet too.
      Homeschooling – I really want to make a section on Aussie Mamas about homeschooling because I would love to share what has worked and what has not worked for our family. For Math, in the younger years, we use Developmental Maths and Miquon Maths as well as flash cards to teach basic facts recall. We then move on to Saxon around 5th grade.
      For English, I use Writing with Ease and First Language Lessons for Peace Hill Press. I really love these. We have always homeschooled with a Charlotte Mason flavour so we move to dictation and copywork in the upper grades as per her suggestions.

      I hope I have been of some help and haven’t missed any questions. Blessings, Donna.

       

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