Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup Never Tasted So Good
This creamy pumpkin soup is bound to be delicious for your holiday meal.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the stock, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, chestnuts (if using), salt, pepper and spices; simmer over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly, then add the half and half.
In batches, process mixture in a food processor or blender until very smooth (if soup is too thick, gradually add more half and half as needed). Adjust seasoning if necessary. Just before serving, garnish with pumpkin seeds, if desired.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.