Bachelor's Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe -
Bachelor's Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Bachelor's Creamy Pumpkin Soup

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"This scrumptious and hearty soup is perfect for those short on time or reluctant to tackle cumbersome fresh pumpkin and garlic prep. It makes a wonderfully satisfying and surprising meal for fall and winter dinner guests. I serve this delectable soup with crusty bread and grilled vegetables; it would also complement a roast."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream of potato soup, water, pumpkin, butter, and cream. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger. Stir until blended, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and pour into a tureen. Sprinkle the top with paprika, and top with seasoned croutons.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2007

This is truely wonderful! I did add a few extras for my own taste. I used chicken broth in place of water, white pepper, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. sage, nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. I served this soup at a tea and it had everyone asking for more plus the recipe!:)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2009

This recipe is easy, and ok if you like pumpkin. I probably won't make it again though.

Oct 21, 2003

Surprisingly good! I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it turned well ^^ I did have to subsitute the condensed cream of potato with condensed cream of chicken. I also didn't have any cream, so I added milk instead. It's a very thick and hearty soup. Delicious! (think winter soup ^^)

Sep 16, 2008

I made this for a dinner party, and everyone wanted seconds! It's creamy and tasty, especially with extra garlic and potato chunks-- make sure you follow the recipe and use heavy cream, by the way.. thanks =0) So easy to make!

Jan 05, 2004

This is so good on a cold fall evening. I decreased the fat content by not adding the butter and using fat free half and half for the cream. Of course I used "Skim" milk too. I also added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 Tbsp of dark brown sugar. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Nov 02, 2004

WOW, this recipe is great. I was looking for a way to use up some canned pumpkin and thought soup would be an unusual choice. Saw this recipe and thought that it was quick and easy - so I decided to use it. Mind you, I have only had pumpkin soup once and it was from some gourmet recipe that required fresh pumpkin and a long list of ingredients. This simple recipe was much better than that one. I made it exactly as called for and found that it was a wee bit bland, although I could definitely taste the pumkin and only used enough water to get it to the right consistancy. So as several reviewers suggested, I spiced it up. I added onion 1 tsp onion powder, 1 Tbs. sugar, 1 Tbs. curry powder - and 2 tsp of a Morrocan spice blend (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, corriander, ginger) I had left over from another recipe. YUM! This was total perfection! Now we like things savory, so that you may want to adjust the amounts, but this is delicious and definitely a keeper. My cream of potato soup (Campbells) had chunks of potatoes, so I purred it with a stick blender before serving. Thanks, Katherine, for the wonderfully easy recipe. There is a bit left over - and it is MINE.

Dec 24, 2003

This recipe was very easy and was tasty. I needed something to take it to work for the food day on the 31st. But I did not have time to make anything ahead of time. So I grabbed the spices from home and bought the rest of the stuff from the store that morning and headed to my office with my crock pot. I put all the ingredients in the crock pot in front of my co-workers and put it in high till it started to bubble and turned it to low. They all liked it. Especially it was so easy. Thanks.

Dec 11, 2003

I like to find easy recipes to involve my little ones in the cooking process. Very easy, and quick clean-up. Smooth texture, but I added about a cup of more water over teh cooking process, as I did not want it too thick. Creamy and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 1007 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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