You know what? I love pumpkin soup but I don't like pumpkin. It is my favourite kind of soup. I had some for the first time when I was dating my husband. My mother in law made it and it was so smooth and creamy. I have been making it ever since, using her recipe. It is a favourite on family occasions as well. I remember making a big pot of it and bringing it into the nursing home, and we had a family party for fathers day I think. She loved the soup. It's the only recipe I use but sometimes vary it. We had it a couple of nights ago, and I made a spicy version. I think my daughter got a surprise. It had a real kick at the end.
I do enjoy a good home made pumpkin soup, Another of those warming comfort foods!! I love how very easy it is to make and also how easily it can be changed with the addition of various herb and spices! I enjoy sprinkling with grated cheese as well.
I only use butternut pumpkin when making mine. Have made 4 huge cauldrons so far as my family love it. There's always some in the freezer. As a matter of fact, took out 2 containers to have yesterday. I can remember when we had Sizzlers restaurants nearby, my youngest would have at leadt 5 bowls of pumpkin soup (with cheese bread) as well as her favourite foods.
How funny... my husband and I just finished our bowls of pumpkin soup as part of our dinner. We serve it with a nice dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley. YUM! Would you believe, we recently enjoyed a cappuccino at a cafe recently and on the menu was ... pumpkin soup with a piece of buttered toast... $14.50 AU $ a bowl...WHAT??!!!??? I love eating my homemade pumpkin soup but would NOT pay that much for it ! (wouldn't be as good as mine anyway) :)