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Pumpkin Soup

No recipe image available.A delicious and creamy Italian-style pumpkin soup with orzo pasta.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 shallots, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 1/2 cups puréed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup half-and-half cream (light cream)
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté shallots in butter for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and add the pasta. Cook about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin, cream, and grated Parmesan. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the dill, mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook over low heat about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 6 servings.