Guys, I know Halloween has just passed. And for some reason I wasn't feeling it this year. Don't know why, but I wasn't into the costume thing or goblins and ghouls. I handed out candy ( which I love) because I love seeing all the little kid costumes! I had such a cute construction worker who was probably about 3 stop by. ADORABLE.
However, my I am totally STOKED for Thanksgiving! I have lots of recipes brewing in my mind for this year! Instead of traveling all over creation like we usually do we are coming together under one household and having a big family Thanksgiving and I am so excited! I am making the turkey and a chocolate tart ( I will share the recipe later 😉 ). And the recipe I am about to share with you would make for an EXCELLENT soup course at the beginning of your Thanksgiving feast! It is PACKED with savory pumpkin flavor and the creaminess of the pumpkin alone is good enough that you don't need to add any ( making it SO much better for you!) this recipe is also dairy free! I have been really cutting down on the dairy in my diet, so expect to see more dairy free recipes here :).
I have been making this soup for the past 4-5 years and it never fails to be a crowd pleaser! Make 2 batches to feed a bunch ( like Thanksgiving). This soup also freezes well so after it cools just dump it into a gallon sized zip loc bag, lay it flat in the freezer, and heat it up in the crockpot for a day you don't have time to fix dinner! Simple!
Enough of my rambling, let's get our soup on!
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1 onion diced finely
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of pumpkin puree ( I love Libby's)
2 cups of low sodium chicken or veggie broth
½ teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 jar of roasted red peppers
⅓ cup reduced fat peanut butter
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
dash of cayenne
chopped green onion or chives
A dollop of plan non fat Greek yogurt ( as pictured)
Reserved roasted red pepper, sliced
In a Dutch oven or large sauce pan, heat oil on medium heat
Add onion and garlic and allow to soften, stir frequently ( about 7 minutes)
Mix in the spiced and coat the onion
Add in the pumpkin and peanut butter, mix thoroughly
Add chicken broth and lemon juice
Partially cover and allow to simmer on medium low heat for about 15 minutes
Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. ( Or use a normal blender in batches. Be careful as it is VERY hot!)
Ladle soup into 4 bowls and garnish as you please. Enjoy!
This recipe is adapted from a magazine which I can not remember the name of other wise I would give them credit! It's been a long time since I had it and I just keep making this soup! Enjoy!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
I adore this soup idea - perfect for the chilly evening that is at hand here.
It's one of our favorites! Thank you Aly!
What a great first course for Thanksgiving! Would be perfect in little shot glasses.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I felt like that about Halloween the other year (and Christmas!) but this year I'm in love with all of the Holidays haha. Perfect pumpkin soup you have there! That would be great as a starter for Thanksgiving!
Cravings of a Lunatic says
I just love this soup, it's so perfect for fall. And I love the presentation.
Melanie (@melaniemiddle1) says
Your pictures are amazing and the soup looks delicious. Can't wait to try this.
Mind Over Batter (@MindOvrBatterNY) says
Such a velvety looking soup. Love you went dairy free here. Also love it freezes well. Lawd knows sometimes I'd rather not have to cook for what feels like an insane amount of time.
Great fall recipe with a few ingredients I would have never though to to try...but sound very good...like pb!
Nikki @ NikSnacks says
I need to go dairy-free too. Every time I I drink milk, less than awesome things happen lol Thanks for sharing your tried and true soup!
[email protected] Mom says
Perfect for the fall!
beate weiss-krull (@Beatepdx) says
I love Halloween but Thanksgiving always comes out of nowhere...I love that your soup is dairy free - it sure sounds amazing!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I want to dive right into that bowl!
Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze says
This looks delicious and so pretty! Love it! Pinned! Can't wait to see your thanksgiving recipes. 🙂
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Thanksgiving prep begins on November 1st. 😀
And what a great looking soup! Looks so creamy.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
This just SCREAMS fall to me. And I love that white bowl!!
Nutmeg Nanny says
What a hearty looking pumpkin soup!