Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Creamy Pumpkin and Potato Soup Recipe

During these cold days it's good to eat something soothing and warm, and what better comfort food then creamy soups, that are filling and delicious.

I tried this recipe yesterday, after my dad brought home a big orange pumpkin/butternut squash. I love those the most. Especially cut into pieces and baked in the oven with some garlic. But since it was so big, many dishes could be made with it. One was this creamy soup. I added potatoes to it, and blended everything in the end with an immersion blender.

The ingrediends are:
- Pumpkin/Butternut Squash (cut in cubes), two-three handfuls of chopped pumpkin pieces
- 8 potatoes (cut in cubes) 
- 1 liter (4 cups) water
- 1 tbsp stock poweder or 1 stock cube
- 1 clove garlic, chopped roughly
- 1 onion, chopped roughly
- 100 ml (1/2 cup) cream
- salt and pepper to taste

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Huge pumpkin! I only used the top part of it, and even that turned out to much, so I wrapped it up and put it in the fridge. For optimal consistency I recon about two-three handfuls of pumpkin. You can never go wrong with the measurements, since it always depends on the consistency of the soup that you want to have.



I washed some potatoes, ended up using 8 of them.


Cut everything up into pieces before you start to make the soup. Once the oil is hot everything goes fast.

In some cold vegetable oil put a roughly chopped garlic clove, and let it heat up. Next add one onion, chopped, and some salt, to help you stop the onions from burning.


After a couple of minutes add the potatoes and cover them in the oil and onion mixture.


Top it off with water, add the water ans season everything with pepper and some stock cube, or stock powder, like I did. You can always add more salt and pepper in the end. Don't over do it.



Let the potatoes cook for 10 minutes, since they need longer. After that add the cubes of pumpkin and cook until the pumpkin and potatoes are soft. For me it took 30 minutes. Cook everything on medium heat.


Once it's all soft and cooked, insert your immersion blender into the soup and blitz until everything is creamy.


Add some cream to lighten it up, and stir well. Taste it right now, and if you want more salt then add it at this point. I added two teaspoons of salt at this stage.


Serve warm and enjoy!


You can add additional cream and pepper on top when serving.


I hope you will make this recipe since it's so delicious and easy. You can vary the vegetables, and do some other combos like brussels sprouts and potatoes, peas and potatoes, etc. I hope you all are warm and safe, and that this recipe will help along the way.

42 comments:

  1. I like this soup, I'll try your recipe :-)
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  2. I am the "soup queen" in our family and I will try this next week-end. Looks great and sounds delicious!

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    1. Then you will definitely like this. It's a very simple and versatile recipe.

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  3. My, you are a man of many talents! That looks delicious, Mersad.

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  4. MMMM! I will copy this recipe and try it!

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    1. Please do. It's really good.

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  5. My friend used to make us the loveliest pumpkin soup before she moved away. I must try this delicious looking recipe, thank you!

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  6. Holy moley that looks good - and the cream! I'm hungry now!

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    1. The cream brings the flavors out really good.

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  7. (to answer your question, i shoot most of my bird photos from my window, so not a lot of set-up is involved.)

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    1. That's interesting to know. That way you get a real sense of privacy.

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  8. Your pumpkin looks like butternut squash. I have never tried this combination in a soup - sounds interesting.

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    1. Yes you are right. It is a butternut squash, but in my language we don't have different terms for different types of squash. We use the term pumpkin for all. And you could certainly use any squash for this recipe.

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  9. I like the soup! It's delicious! And it's looks so wonderful on your picture. I have to try this recipe. It's great!

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    1. I love the bright and uplifting yellow.

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  10. I like the soup! It's delicious! And it's looks so wonderful on your picture. I have to try this recipe. It's great!

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  11. It looks and sounds delicious! Excellent photos!

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  12. Nyammi, ich liebe Kürbiscremsuppe und ich mache ganz anders als du. Die Fotos sind auch sehr schön geworden.
    Mein Rezept dazu:
    http://reistdiemaus.blogspot.hu/2012/04/kurbiscremesuppe.html
    Liebe Grüsse

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    1. Hab es mit angeschaut. Schaut definitiv schmackhaft aus.

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  13. And it is beautiful too!

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  14. You are a man of many talents....This soup looks absolutely delicious.. Thanks for sharing the receipt and it will definitely be added to my receipt box....

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    1. Glad you liked the recipe. Tell me if you make it.

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  15. I love soup and this one sounds wonderful.

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  16. It's not a soup I've ever heard of before, but it certainly sounds good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. You should definitely try it then.

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  17. Yammi...sehr lecker deine Suppe. Sowas kann man doch immer essen, gelle. Haste klasse hinbekommen, also nicht nur auch Fotograf sondern Koch :-)

    Danke dir für das Rezept und hab einen wundervollen Tag.

    liebe Grüssle

    Nova

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    1. Danke Dir für deinen Besuch liebe Nova!

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  18. You are tempting me. I looks beautiful.

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  19. You obviously like and are adept at cooking. I confess to never having tried pumpkin or butternut squash but the soup looks delicious so perhaps I should change my ways.

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    1. I think you should at least try it. It's very healthy too.

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  20. The soup look delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    1. No problem. Hope you make it, it's really good. Can hold in the fridge for a couple of days too.

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  21. That looks absolutely delicious! Nothing better on cold days than soups and fresh bread. That's my favorite in the winter. You made a great pictorial, too. :)

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  22. This looks and sounds warm, creamy and delicious! Another use for my immersion blender. I have to try it! Thanks for the recipe AND the awesome shots of the meal in progress!

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  23. This is the second comment, last winter i tried your recipe it was really good
    I tried also adding a pinch of cinnamon at the and instead of pepper, i love the smell of cinnamon if you like too try it
    See you and thanks for this recipe once more
    Ciao
    Stefano

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it and got back to me!

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