This scrumptious and hearty soup is perfect for those short on time or reluctant to tackle cumbersome fresh pumpkin and garlic prep. It makes a wonderfully satisfying and surprising meal for fall and winter dinner guests. I serve this delectable soup with crusty bread and grilled vegetables; it would also complement a roast.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream of potato soup, water, pumpkin, butter, and cream. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger. Stir until blended, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • Remove from heat, and pour into a tureen. Sprinkle the top with paprika, and top with seasoned croutons.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 67mg; sodium 1007.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
This is truely wonderful! I did add a few extras for my own taste. I used chicken broth in place of water white pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. sage nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. I served this soup at a tea and it had everyone asking for more plus the recipe!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
This recipe is easy and ok if you like pumpkin. I probably won't make it again though. Read More
(6)
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
This is truely wonderful! I did add a few extras for my own taste. I used chicken broth in place of water white pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. sage nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. I served this soup at a tea and it had everyone asking for more plus the recipe!:) Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
Surprisingly good! I was a bit apprehensive at first but it turned well I did have to subsitute the condensed cream of potato with condensed cream of chicken. I also didn't have any cream so I added milk instead. It's a very thick and hearty soup. Delicious! (think winter soup ) Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2008
I made this for a dinner party and everyone wanted seconds! It's creamy and tasty especially with extra garlic and potato chunks-- make sure you follow the recipe and use heavy cream by the way.. thanks =0) So easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2004
WOW this recipe is great. I was looking for a way to use up some canned pumpkin and thought soup would be an unusual choice. Saw this recipe and thought that it was quick and easy - so I decided to use it. Mind you I have only had pumpkin soup once and it was from some gourmet recipe that required fresh pumpkin and a long list of ingredients. This simple recipe was much better than that one. I made it exactly as called for and found that it was a wee bit bland although I could definitely taste the pumkin and only used enough water to get it to the right consistancy. So as several reviewers suggested I spiced it up. I added onion 1 tsp onion powder 1 Tbs. sugar 1 Tbs. curry powder - and 2 tsp of a Morrocan spice blend (cumin paprika cinnamon corriander ginger) I had left over from another recipe. YUM! This was total perfection! Now we like things savory so that you may want to adjust the amounts but this is delicious and definitely a keeper. My cream of potato soup (Campbells) had chunks of potatoes so I purred it with a stick blender before serving. Thanks Katherine for the wonderfully easy recipe. There is a bit left over - and it is MINE. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This is so good on a cold fall evening. I decreased the fat content by not adding the butter and using fat free half and half for the cream. Of course I used "Skim" milk too. I also added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 Tbsp of dark brown sugar. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This recipe was very easy and was tasty. I needed something to take it to work for the food day on the 31st. But I did not have time to make anything ahead of time. So I grabbed the spices from home and bought the rest of the stuff from the store that morning and headed to my office with my crock pot. I put all the ingredients in the crock pot in front of my co-workers and put it in high till it started to bubble and turned it to low. They all liked it. Especially it was so easy. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
I like to find easy recipes to involve my little ones in the cooking process. Very easy and quick clean-up. Smooth texture but I added about a cup of more water over teh cooking process as I did not want it too thick. Creamy and delicious! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
Ease of preparation escalates this soup's rating. It's tasty too esp. if nutmeg and sage are added ala Harvest Pumpkin Soup recipe--potatoes in crm of potato soup MUST be blended so no chunks are present--consider substituting some of crm of potato soup and cream with non-fat chicken broth Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
So quick and easy! Used skim milk instead of cream and was still nice and thick and creamy! Had to substitute cream of chicken soup but still yummy. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
This recipe is easy and ok if you like pumpkin. I probably won't make it again though. Read More
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