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This is a great base to work with. I doubled the batch, added crushed garlic, 2Tbsp, in the last stages of browning the onions, and 1/4 tsp of curry powder and 1/4 tsp of tarragon while simmering the pumpkin & potato. When serving I added about a Tbsp of grated gruyere to each bowl. This will become a staple in our fall soup selections. When I make this again, I'm going to simmer the pumpkin in the stock and add the milk with the sauted leeks. While it may give the pumpkin a more prominant flavor - which is not a bad thing - it should reduce the chance of scorching the milk and ease the cleaning of the pot. Thanks for posting.

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Baer September 30, 2009

This is the first time I made pumpkin soup and it turned out great! I would probably use less chicken stock next time (maybe just 2 cups) for a thicker consistency. Make sure to season with a lot of black pepper! :)

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Shasha December 24, 2010

We really enjoyed this hearty, savory soup! Because we used canned pumpkin I simply boiled the potatoes in a half water-half milk mixture and mashed the pumpkin into the potatoes when they had softened. I added the onion with the chicken stock and waited to add the sauteed leeks until the very end. We thought the soup benefited from a tsp. of oregano and some garlic powder. This is a great soup on a cold night!

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Kitchentable January 05, 2010

Very quick and very tasty -I'll be making this again

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NovaM September 18, 2009

I really enjoyed this soup. It was very good. I just decided to you 1/4lb of potato and 1/4 of sweet potato. It just added a something different to it. Very yummy

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jigacemi December 07, 2008

I have made this a few times now and we all love it! I just made it with butternut squash as it's darn near impossible to get a sugar pumpkin a week after halloween. It's great, I think I like it more with the butternut than pumpkin. I gave the cream a quick whip with a whisk to a soft cream so it would hold up for a bit. This lets you place a dollop in the center and pull it with a knife into a lovely swirl. Thanks for this great recipe.

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Dad cooks November 06, 2007

Wow, we made this out of the pumpkins we carved for halloween, and were a little shy of the cream and leeks. So we used a small amount of smoked Gouda and fresh chives instead. Nonetheless, this subtle, aromatic soup is amazingly tasty! thank you for sharing Dale!

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BlueEmu October 27, 2007

Very good! A great new way to have both leeks and pumpkin. Canned pumpkin works just as well when fresh isn't available. Thanks!

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CubicleWarrior January 07, 2007

Fantastic pumpkin soup! Will be making this time and time again I am sure. Only thing I added for an extra omph is 1 clove of garlic which went beautifully! thank you so much.

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Kangaroo #2 March 22, 2005
Pumpkin Soup