Curried Pumpkin Soup

Before you bake this zingy soup in its pumpkin bowl, you must first pick the perfect pumpkin. Select one without blemishes or cracks, and with a flat bottom so it won't tip as you serve.



by 5  people


add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 8 to 10
Yield: about 8 cups
Prep Time: 30 mins
Recent Activity:
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  7 - 8  pound 
    pumpkin
  • see savings
    On Sale
    3  14  ounce cans 
    chicken broth
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   
    apples, (such as Cortland), peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   
    carrot, chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   teaspoons 
    grated fresh ginger
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   teaspoon 
    curry powder
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • see savings
    On Sale
    6   slices 
    turkey bacon
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  cup 
    chopped onion
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   tablespoons 
    sugar
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    croutons

Directions
1.
Slice off the top fourth of the pumpkin with a large sharp knife; set aside. Scoop out seeds and stringy pulp. Replace top of pumpkin. Place pumpkin on a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until flesh can be scooped out easily. (Pumpkin will not be tender at this point.) Cool slightly for easier handling. Scoop out and reserve pumpkin flesh, leaving about a 3/4-inch thickness of flesh on pumpkin walls. Cut flesh into chunks (you should have about 4 cups). Do not remove any flesh from bottom of shell. Discard pumpkin top.
2.
Combine the 4 cups pumpkin flesh, broth, apples, carrot, ginger, curry powder, and cumin in a large pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Blend or process mixture, a third at a time, in a blender or food processor until smooth. Place pumpkin shell in a 3-quart casserole. Pour soup into shell. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F. oven for 20 minutes.
3.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Cook onion and sugar in reserved drippings until onion is tender. Finely crumble bacon. Stir bacon and croutons into skillet. Sprinkle bacon mixture over soup in pumpkin. Makes 8 to 10 side-dish servings (about 8 cups).
Make Ahead Tip
  • If desired, discard pumpkin shell. Cover and chill precooked pumpkin up to 24 hours. Continue as above except do not bake in shell.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 118, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (RE) 299, vit. C (mg) 6, sodium (mg) 678, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Related Recipe
Curried Carrot Soup
Curried Carrot Soup

If you like a bit of heat, use hot Madras curry powder in this recipe. Serve as a light lunch or as an appetizer before supper.

 Articles
Cauliflower Soup with Parsnips: Best of the Blogs
... thought we'd turn to our favorite blogs to see what's cooking -- like cauliflower soup, perhaps -- on some... to find this recipe for Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup -- now that's a warming healthy winter soup if ever... and Parsnip Soup for you." One thing we love about this cauliflower soup recipes are the beautiful photographs... read more...
10 Best Stew and Soup Recipes for Midwinter
...When it comes to wintertime stew and soup recipes, I'm ex-TREME-ly demanding. They'd better... that if all I want to serve alongside is bread or a salad, no one will complain, "Hey, this is just soup... soups and stews be easy to make ahead -- but that requirement is usually satisfied already. When they... read more...
Chestnuts for Easy & Elegant Soups, Desserts, Mains & More
... aisles). Chestnuts can be easily pureed for a ridiculously easy yet elegant Chestnut and Celery Root Soup... and creamy sauce for seafood or pork. Classic Chestnut soup with Marsala Mushrooms This vegetarian soup... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products