Rich & Savory Pumpkin~Thyme Soup

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Do you ever have something in your pantry that you need new recipes for? I do that a lot. I got a little carried away when canning pumpkin cubes this year. So I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen. Oh, happy day! And since the Arctic Vortex is firmly entrenched around us, I thought soup should be the word of the day. Pumpkin~Thyme Soup of course, since it’s that time of year and I have so much pumpkin. This soup is thick and rich and quite filling. And packed full of all kinds of great nutrition. Who knew you could do savory dishes with pumpkin? Well, you probably did, but it’s something new to me.  🙂

Pumpkin Thyme Soup

Pumpkin~Thyme Soup

Put the bacon slices in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven and cook them until they turn into crispy critters and then set them aside to drain. I like to dice the bacon first.

bacon for pumpkin thyme soup

I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan…

Add the onion and the garlic to the hot bacon grease in the pan and cook until the onions are translucent.

onions and garlic for pumpkin thyme soup

Is there any better smell than garlic and onions sizzling in bacon grease? Well, other than chocolate…

Add the chicken stock.

adding chicken stock for the pumpkin thyme soup

Still smelling good!

Add the pumpkin, the water, and the seasonings. Let it come to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.

pumpkin thyme soup simmering

Smelling gooder!

You can put the soup through the blender or food processor now if you want everything pureed. I didn’t because I had just washed the food processor after making the puree and didn’t want to wash it again. Or, if you have a fancy immersion blender, you could use that instead. 🙂

Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream.

adding cream to the pumpkin thyme soup

There is a galaxy in my soup pot

Plop it in the bowls and drizzle with crème fraiche or a dollop of sour cream. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle over the top. I also added some roasted pumpkin seeds as garnish, but I probably won’t do that again. They got kinda soggy. And we don’t really like soggy all that much.

Served it with a chunk of sourdough French bread and fresh butter. And that, my friends, is what’s for dinner!

Have you ever used pumpkin for a savory dish? Enquiring minds want to know. 🙂




Rich & Savory Pumpkin~Thyme Soup
Rich & Savory Pumpkin~Thyme Soup

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4 20minutes
Servings
4
Cook Time
20minutes

Ingredients
  • 3 cups homemade pumpkin puree or canned
  • 1/2 med onion diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic diced
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups homemade pumpkin puree or canned
  • 1/2 med onion diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic diced
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

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Instructions
  1. Put the bacon slices in a heavy Dutch oven and cook them until crisp. Set aside to drain.
  2. Add the onion and the garlic to the hot bacon grease in the pan and cook until the onions are translucent.
  3. To the pan add the chicken stock, pumpkin, water, and the seasonings. Whisk to combine.
  4. Let the soup come to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

For garnish use a drizzle of crème fraiche, a few bits of reserved bacon, and roasted pumpkin seeds.  Serve with a chunk of fresh sourdough French Bread and a slice of homemade cheese for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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2 comments on “Rich & Savory Pumpkin~Thyme Soup

  1. I will try this. It appeals to me because it is savory. Most recipes for pumpkin soup are sweet, sometimes with added sweetener, like honey. Yuk! Save sweets for dessert!

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