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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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Welcome to this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Capricorn”. I am so glad that you have decided to join us. Who is this month’s celebrity date you ask? Why it is Bradley Cooper of course! Did you know that Capricorns are ambitious, disciplined, and determined to be successful at everything they do?

a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds and chopped bacon pieces

There are quite a lot of high achieving Capricorns in the world…..Jim Carrey, Duchess Catherine, Orlando Bloom, Kid Rock, Diane Sawyer, Ryan Seacrest, Katie Couric, Stephen Hawking, Matt Lauer……and that is just a few of them!

Capricorns are best paired with Pisces, Scorpio, and Virgo. It would be wise for them to avoid long term relationships with Gemini and Leo. {these are just guidelines}

How to make Creamy Pumpkin Soup:

Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, stir and cook for one additional minute.

Onions, garlic and seasonings in a large pot cookingwithcurls.com

Next add the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder, and stir to combine.

Add the pumpkin, stock, and apple cider. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes.

Pumpkin puree and stock added to the large pot cookingwithcurls.com

Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream/coconut milk. Puree soup in a blender or in the pot with an immersion blender.

Blended pumpkin soup with yogurt cookingwithcurls.com

Garnish with sour cream/Greek yogurt, bacon crumbles, and pumpkin seeds.

A bowl of creamy pumpkin soup garnished with chopped bacon, Greek yogurt and chives

I didn’t really have a plan with this month’s meal, I think I had Christmas on the brain!! Bradley was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and is of Irish and Italian descent. I have already done both of those, so I decided to go with a seasonal theme.

The recipes in this month’s meal:

We started with this Creamy Pumpkin Soup.

For the entree we have Stuffed Peppers.

Eggnog Creme Brulee for dessert.

And some delicious Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.

I realize that a Pumpkin Soup might have made more sense in November, but I honestly didn’t get around to it. I promise you that it doesn’t taste anything like pumpkin pie. Yes, that is what I was expecting the first time that I tried it.

There is a slight smokiness from the ground chipotle pepper, which you could easily increase for more of a kick. The crumbled bacon and toasted pumpkin seeds also add a little unexpected crunch.

The body part ruled by Capricorn is the bones, so I tried to create foods that would be beneficial to the skeletal structure. Pumpkin seeds/Pepitos are a good source of manganese, zinc,  and magnesium, and also have anti-inflammatory properties. So go ahead and let your Capricorn munch on handfuls of pumpkin seeds while you are preparing this soup for them.

Enjoy!!

a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds and chopped bacon pieces

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

This thick and creamy pumpkin soup is simple to make using canned pumpkin puree with just a hint of heat! A simple recipe with delicious results.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, pumpkin, puree, blended, bacon, lactose-free, apple, cider, starter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Large Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 29 ounces solid-pack pumpkin 2 - 14.5 ounce cans, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk the kind in a can, shaken
  • 6 Tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream to garnish - omit for dairy-free
  • 3 slices uncured bacon thick-sliced, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one additional minute.
  • Next add the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder, and stir to combine.
  • Add the pumpkin, stock, and apple cider. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream/coconut milk. Puree soup in a blender or strain to remove onions.
  • Garnish with sour cream/Greek yogurt, bacon crumbles, and pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 21374IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg

 

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10 Comments

  1. Lisa, wow, that soup looks and sounds incredible – and Bradley Cooper, too! Nice way to start a Thursday! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe and of course, pinned and buffered! Hope you have a happy day! xo

  2. Yum. This soup looks good. So does Bradley Cooper. Heh heh. Thanks for sharing this at Marvleous Mondays, Lisa! And I’m glad you made this soup, even though it’s not November. Because who says a good ole pumpkin soup can only be eaten in October or November?!

  3. I agree with everything you say about Capricorns. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am a Capricorn. Also, this soup looks fantastic and I might be able to get my daughter to try it. She won’t eat soup normally, but she might eat this!

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