Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons

In just half an hour this vegetable soup recipe can be ready to warm you up. Make an extra batch of the spiced croutons for snacking.

Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons
8 side-dish servings
30 mins
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  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 15 ounce cans pumpkin
  • 1 32 ounce carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe Spiced Croutons
  • Celery leaves (optional)
Spiced Croutons
  • 3 cups 1-inch bread cubes
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

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In a large saucepan cook carrots in hot butter over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in pumpkin, broth, half-and-half, water, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve, top soup with Spiced Croutons and celery leaves.
Spiced Croutons
In a bowl toss bread cubes with pumpkin pie spice. In a large skillet cook bread cubes in hot butter for 8 minutes or until toasted, turning occasionally.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 200, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 21, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 28, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 11, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 18804.42, vit. C (mg) 7.09, Thiamin (mg) 0.13, Riboflavin (mg) 0.17, Niacin (mg) 2.57, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.14, Folate (g) 40.32, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 590, Potassium (mg) 363, calcium (mg) 90.87, iron (mg) 2.52, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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