21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

This fragrant, creamy soup is a wonderful way to warm up during the holidays. Fresh herbs mildly complement the flavor of pumpkin. Mozzarella cheese is melted throughout, and toasted almonds add a pleasant crunch.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, mix the pumpkin, vegetable broth, heavy cream, garlic powder and onion powder. Bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Cook 12 minutes, or until pasta is tender but firm. Reduce heat to simmer.

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  • Stir in pumpkin pie spice, parsley and cilantro. Slowly stir butter, plain yogurt and sour cream into the mixture, making sure they do not curdle. Stir in the cheese, allowing it to melt. Serve topped with nuts.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 29.2 g total fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 477 mg sodium. 22.8 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This soup was fragrant and delicious! The cilantro was just the most perfect touch. Out of all the different soups i have made this is the one that my husband and i have agreed is the best -- and we have tried many 5 star recipes from this site!
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2005
Way too bland! I was left with way too much nasty soup. I really upped the amount of spices because of other's reviews but it still didn't help. I should have listened to the others.
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2004
Good recipe. Very subtle flavor of the pumpkin. The only complaint I have is that the soup is a bit too thick for my liking (esp. after the pasta is added). If I were to do this recipe again I wouldn't add the pasta.
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2005
Way too bland! I was left with way too much nasty soup. I really upped the amount of spices because of other's reviews but it still didn't help. I should have listened to the others.
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
Delicious and rich this delightful fall flavor soup was a wonderful way to round out our holiday dinner!
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2003
Soup was good but was not as savory as I thought it would be. Seemed a bit bland rather than savory and creamy.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This soup was fragrant and delicious! The cilantro was just the most perfect touch. Out of all the different soups i have made this is the one that my husband and i have agreed is the best -- and we have tried many 5 star recipes from this site!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Very tasty. This soup is more like a bisque and it is much better the second day (leave it in the fridge overnight for the flavors to blend). Top it with some mozzerella cheese and it's great! I'm making this for a Thanksgiving appetizer and I'll serve it in tiny pumpkins.
(5)
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Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2004
I would rate this recipe with NO STARS if I could. It was extremely thick and very bland. I made it for Christmas dinner for my family and most of them forced it down not wanting to hurt my feelings - until I let them know that I didn't like it as well.
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2008
I made this for Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago and have though about making it again ever since. I got the impression it was an "old-fashioned" style soup since only my friend's grandmother was very vocal about how good it was ("No one makes food like this anymore!"). My concern in making it now is the 2 cups of heavy cream... I suppose milk would work but I was also wondering if a mixture of silken tofu and water might work as a healthier alternative.
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
I made this soup for the guests at my annual Octoberfest and it was a big hit. Most people were leary about eating Pumpkin Soup but after trying it they all asked for the recipe.
(4)