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.
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! :)
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!
Very quick and very tasty -I'll be making this again
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
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.
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!
Very good! A great new way to have both leeks and pumpkin. Canned pumpkin works just as well when fresh isn't available. Thanks!
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.