Spiced Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

Add even more spice and delicious salty flavour to the pumpkin soup you already love by throwing some bacon into the mix.

Pumpkin soup with bacon
Spiced Pumpkin and Bacon Soup
Spiced Pumpkin and Bacon Soup
Cook Time
40minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Stir to coat them with oil, then cover and cook them over a low heat for 5-10 minutes until they start to soften, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the pumpkin, bacon, and cumin to the pan. Stir, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stock, raise the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  4. Purée the soup with a hand-held mixer or in a food processor.
  5. Season to taste, garnish with coriander and black pepper, and serve, accompanied by a crusty bread roll, if you like.
Recipe Notes

If fresh pumpkin is unavailable, use 15 oz (425 g) canned, unsweetened pumpkin, usually found on supermarkets’ canned fruit shelves.