Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Quick & Easy Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

The simplicity of soup. The comfort of soup. I am such a huge fan of a big bowl of warm, creamy pumpkin & sweet potato soup. Big pieces of bread with really cold butter dipped into soup. Now that is pure and simple comfort. Years ago I was always of the perception that soup was a long slow process and it doesn't have to be. This is quick ,easy and superior in flavour.

Ingredients
  1. 1 litre of Chicken Stock
  2. 1 Butternut Pumpkin, skin off, seeds out, chopped into chunks
  3. 1 large Gold Sweet Potato, peeled, chopped into chunks
  4. 1 large Brown Onion, sliced
  5. 2 large Cloves of garlic, chopped
  6. Salt & Pepper
  7. Thickened Cream

Fry the onions and garlic on a medium heat in a heavy based stock pot or large saucepan with a good knob of butter and a splash of olive oil. When the onions are soft and translucent add the pumpkin, sweet potato, and stock. Allow to simmer with the lid on until all the vegetables are soft and mushy. Takes about 20 Min's, stir occasionally. Once they are soft you can blend to perfection. I blend mine with a hand held blender in the pot, but you can transfer to a normal blender. Once blended add a good pinch of salt flakes, a good grind of pepper and a big splash of cream. Give it a good mix and taste for seasoning. Serve with fresh bread and butter. This is delicious and it only takes 30 Min's. Beats canned soup any day. Serves 4. So Easy :)

8 comments:

Squishy said...

P.S. I forgot to mention I love lots of ground black pepper on my soup. XoxoxoX

Anonymous said...

I'm with you babde - Can't beat homemade soup I reckon. My fave way 2 cook pumpkin soup takes a tad longer as I like to roast the pumpkin and the garlic - makes for a really amazing flavour!! Cheers ... Kim.

clare bear said...

Sounds great! Will have to make this for Simmy and I as Gab can't do pumpkin without 999 reminders of " WILL YOU JUST EAT IT!!!" Wo is me!!!
Love Ya XX

Kristen said...

Love this kind of soup. Great photo!

Squishy said...

Hey Kim, I adore it roasted as well. I designed this one to be made in half an hour so that I can make it real quick when I have alot of work to do. Roasting does bring out that sweetness in the garlic and the pumpkin that is beautiful.

Clare bear, tell Gab to give me a call and I will tell her she is a naughty girl. LOL

Kristen thanks for the compliment. Makes me smile. Hope to hear from you again soon.

Cheers Amelita
XoxoxoX

Anonymous said...

Thanks Squishy, am trying it out now....

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, this soup got me through this winter! I made a big batch and took some to work every day, it was easy and delicious! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Having made some life changes (like become a vegetarian and learning to cook everything from scratch) I wanted to say thank you. I just made your soup and it was seriously quick and super delicious! While roastingis yum...this soup is delightful and will be making it again and again. Thank you for posting it.