How to Make Pumpkin Soup

I love soup, especially in the winter, but I stopped buying it when my son was diagnosed with food allergies. I couldn’t find a soup that did not contain a milk product.

It was probably for the best given the amount of sodium in most soups.

I never thought about making soup myself until this fall when a plethora of butternut squash from the CSA begged to be pureed into a hearty soup.

Making the soup was easier than I imagined and the end product was delicious. I was hooked!

So when I checked out Kitchen Play’s progressive menu for December, sponsored by My Spice Sage, I knew right away I was going to give the Spicy Pumpkin Soup Shooters a try.

I, of course, had to put my own twist on it. (Translation: adjust the recipe to accommodate the ingredients I did and did not have).

I used less than a full can of pumpkin puree (hubby had used some for a cheesecake); I substituted soy milk for 2% because we don’t have cow’s milk in our house due to allergies; I added a little bit of sugar to sweeten it up; I opted out of the bacon garnish; and I made it all for myself, i.e. served sans shooters; hubby doesn’t like soup anyways.

Now, maybe it was because I used less pumpkin, or maybe its the combination of spices, but the pumpkin flavor was not nearly as strong as I was expecting – a pleasant surprise actually. Instead of tasting like a warm harvest soup, it tasted like a fiery Indian appetizer. And I liked it!

Here’s a link to the original recipe. If you give it a try, let me know what you think.

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  1. I love reading what you’ve done with the original recipe here. And to know that your version turned out with an Indian flair is really fascinating. It just goes to show that you can alter any dish with just a few small variations and come up with a whole different plate (or bowl, in this case)! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for playing along and good luck!


  2. Hi Shannon! I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup recipe. Your variations sound great and I love that it turned out to taste more like an Indian dish. Good luck in the giveaway!
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