Post-Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Squash soupSunday, after the potential excesses of Halloween treats on Saturday, you may be looking for a way to fill your children up with a nutritious meal—and get rid of the Halloween pumpkin while you are at it.

This soup is very easy to make, and it leaves everyone warm and full.

  • 2 cups pumpkin, cubed (other squash, such as butternut, works well)
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Spices. Balance 2-3 of the following to taste.

  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Put all ingredients into a roasting dish.
  3. Cover.
  4. Roast for 1 hour or until squash is soft. A little caramelization around the edges improves the flavor.
  5. Blend until smooth. Depending on your blender, you may have to cool first. With a VitaMix, just buzz it hot.
  6. Return to heat in a saucepan.
  7. Add salt to taste—this depends a lot on the stock used.
  8. Adjust spices.

Hot harvest soup will fill up the children just in time to send them back out in the snow to play it off.

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