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Guilt-Free Pumpkin Soup With Mascarpone

A wonderful pumpkin soup recipe which holds the warming flavours needed to thaw that Autumnal chill. The blend of pumpkin creates a thick consistency which holds a fragrant mix of tastes and flavours. Follow our easy method below. This recipe shows you how to make a velvety pumpkin soup. Great for Halloween or Bonfire Night.

Guilt-Free Pumpkin Soup With Mascarpone

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By Rose Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This recipe shows you how to make a velvety pumpkin soup. Great for Halloween or Bonfire Night.

Ingredients

  • The soup
  • 1.3kg pumpkin, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 200g shallots, skin on, halved length ways
  • 1 small head garlic, skin on, top centimetre sliced off
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 750ml good chicken or vegetable stock, plus extra if needed
  • The garnish
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • To serve
  • 100g Mascarpone (optional)

Instructions

1

Heat the oven to 180˚C. Scatter the pumpkin in a large roasting tin with the shallots, garlic-cut-side down – rosemary, olive oil and seasoning.

2

Roast for 45 minutes until golden, but not too browned.

3

For the garnish, toss the pumpkin seeds on a baking tray with the olive oil and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.

4

When the pumpkin is ready, remove the rosemary and squeeze the softened garlic and shallots from their skins into the roasting tray, discarding the skins.

5

Heat the stock in a saucepan large enough to fit the pumpkin, then add the contents of the roasting tray and simmer for about 20 minutes.

6

Blend to a smooth purée using a stick blender, thinning with more hot stock if necessary.

7

Reheat gently to serve, season and ladle the pumpkin soup into bowls. Crumble over the Mascarpone and scatter with pumpkin seeds.

Notes

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1 Comment

  • Carolyn
    June 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I have made this soup before, and again with the mascarpone and seeds it really lifted it to a higher taste level league – really special indeed.

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