Monday, October 3, 2011

Lea's Pumpkin Soup

Fall = Pumpkins. It's that easy!

Every year, we can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch and fall market. We, of course, select a big 'ol pumpkin to carve into a jack-o-lantern, but I also get the smaller varieties (like the Sugar Pie pumpkins) to cook. Making your own pumpkin puree is easy and tastes so fresh and wonderful. However, I'll confess that I also keep some canned pumpkin in my pantry for emergency situations. My favorite brand is Farmer's Market, you can find it at Whole Foods.

I got this recipe, a few years back, from my good friend Lea. The only change I made was to increase the pumpkin amount to intensify the flavor. If you like a thicker soup, use the smaller quantity of broth.

To me, it is the ultimate fall soup. I could literally eat it everyday this month and not get sick of it!

Serves 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil = 30 g de beurre
  • 1 onion, finely diced = 1 oignon, coupé en morceaux
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped = 2 branches de céleri, coupé en morceaux
  • 1 carrot, chopped = 1 carotte, coupée en morceaux
  • 2 tablespoons flour = 2 cuillères à soupe de farine
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups pureed pumpkin (or 1 15 oz. can) = environ 425 g de purée de citrouille
  • 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth = 700 à 950 ml de bouillon de légumes
  • ½ teaspoon salt = ½ cuillère à café de sel
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper = ¼ cuillère à café de poivre blanc
  • Pinch sugar or cinnamon (optional) = une pincée de sucre ou de canelle en poudre (facultatif)

Melt butter in a large pot. Add onion and sauté until golden. Add celery and carrot. Cook for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle flour, stir and cook for one more minute. Add pumpkin, broth and seasonings. Stir and bring to a boil, lower heat and cook for 30 minutes covered. Use immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender in several batches. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!


  1. Je confirme, on ne s'en lasse pas!!!!

  2. J'ai vraiment hâte de tester, comme je te l'ai dit sur FB, j'ai acheté tous les ingrédients pour faire la soupe et les veggies du post d'avant !!! Trop hâte !!!