Try something different for the holidays, this Cajun style pumpkin soup is made with fresh pumpkin puree.
Start a new holiday tradition, make this your new signature dish- no one needs to know how quick and easy it is to make.
This is not your grandmothers pumpkin soup, it is rich and spicy without the usual pumpkin (pie) flavor.
This recipe is very forgiving and can easily be adjusted to fit the servings needed.
Don't have any fresh pumpkin puree?
I have an Instructable for that, "Steaming Pumpkins for Reciepe Use: Pies, Bread, and Soup."
Canned pumpkin can be subsituted for fresh puree but with a loss of flavor/texture.
Step 1: Ingredients
Ingredients to make 10 servings:
5 cups chicken stock
5 cups fresh pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoons salt
1-2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning -season to taste
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (or evaporated milk)
10 strips bacon