You are going to LOVE this pumpkin potato soup – your new favorite soup for winter!
When I think of cooking with pumpkin, I typically think of sweet, baked treats (I’ve made plenty of them over the years!) but I’ve very rarely had savory dishes with pumpkin.
Since tomorrow’s Fresh Flavors Swap is all about pumpkin main dishes, I knew that I wanted to at least attempt to add pumpkin to a dinner this week. I’ve seen pumpkin soup before, but I had never tried it before this week. I wasn’t sure if my family would be keen on pumpkin soup for dinner, so I thought I’d be sneaky and add pumpkin to a hearty potato soup that they’d normally eat.
My little pumpkin soup experiment was a huge success. Everyone in the family loved the soup, and they had no idea that there was pumpkin in it! The pumpkin made the soup thick and creamy and perfect. I can’t wait to make it again!
Hearty Pumpkin Potato Soup
- 1 lb ground Italian sausage
- 3-4 heaping teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 3-4 medium potatoes, diced
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup lowfat milk
- Heat sausage in a large Dutch oven, breaking up into small crumbles, and cook until browned; drain excess fat if necessary.
- Add minced garlic, chopped onion, and spices (oregano, basil and red pepper flakes). Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, pumpkin puree and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Add diced potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are soft when stuck with a fork. Using a potato masher, smash some (but not all) of the potatoes. Stir.
- Stir in spinach, milk and cream, and stir just until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
I based this recipe on a Sausage Potato Spinach Soup recipe I found on Damn Delicious. I thought it would taste great with pumpkin, and I was right!
Did you see the ROUND UP I posted with 20 of my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes from the very first Fresh Flavors Swap linky party?
Be sure to check this week’s Fresh Flavors Swap for more Pumpkin Main Dishes and Dips! I can’t wait to see the new recipes that everyone links up!
ALSO – Check out the Fresh Flavors Swap upcoming themes – hope to see you there! We’ll be sharing the posts that are linked to the party on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as well as posting a weekly Round Up Post where you may be featured…
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This looks like delicious pumpkin soup! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
This looks amazing! Sharing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
This sounds like a perfect fall soup!
Lolli, thank you for sharing your delicious Pumpkin Potato Soup recipe at the Talk Of The town Party last week. I am definitely trying your recipe soon and it is my feature this week at the party. See you tonight!
The recipe makes 6-8 good-sized servings. Hope you enjoy it!
How many servings do you get from this recipe?
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
I love using pumpkin for savory dishes, especially soups and chili – and this one sounds fantastic! Pinned!
Wow!! I have never thought of adding pumpkin to potato soup but omgosh does it look amazing! Can’t wait to try this out on a crisp fall evening! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!
Yum! I never would have thought to pair pumpkin and potato into a soup together, but this soup sounds and looks absolutely delicious!
Julie Wood says
The Hearty Pumpkin Potato Soup looks so delicious and a great one right now when it is so cold outside! I would love to have this cooking away and eat it for dinner. Thanks for sharing!
Karen Glatt says
This soup sounds amazing. I bet it tastes so good and it looks so healthy with the pumpkin in it. I would love to try and make this for dinner! Thanks for sharing.
Betsy Steiner says
I substituted mini Parmesan ravioli for the potatoes & thickened the soup with a little flour before adding dairy. I also used a Tuscan pumpkin pasta sauce instead of the pumpkin purée. This is a beautiful & delicious soup.
Collen @lifeonkayderosscreek.com says
This looks amazing! I love pumpkin anything and I’m sure this will hit the spot on a cold Sunday up in the Adirondacks! Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you! I know we really loved it….and I can’t wait to add pumpkin to more of our soups! It’s so healthy!
Two thumbs up! This is surely a must- try recipe!
Betsy Rubendall Barnes says
Very interesting recipe. I would have never thought to include pumpkin in a soup, I may give a try :)
This is a really delicious looking soup. I love pumpkin soup but this is over the top. I will have to try this out.
shelly peterson says
This would be an interesting recipe to try, I have only ever had pumpkin in sweets.