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Monday, September 21, 2015

Pumpkin Soup

Not sure if I would have ever thought about making Pumpkin Soup but I noticed a recipe that had a New Orleans flare to it.   It was seasoned with Louisiana Hot Sauce and it contained Tasso.  Tasso is almost like ham, it's a Louisiana speciality, similar to ham but it's from the shoulder of a hog and seasoned and smoked.  If you have any Tasso please feel free to use it but if not bacon is awesome in this recipe.   This soup also contains a couple tablespoons of bourbon which could be optional but it really adds an unique flavor.  Anyway this is a great soup away from the norm and I know your family or guests will love it.   Totally a fun fall flavor!

Pumpkin Soup

  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Majoram
  • 15 oz can of Pure Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Louisiana Hot Sauce (Tabasco) , more to taste
  • 14.5 oz can of Chicken broth
  • 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (or 2 oz of tasso, chopped)
  • 2 green onion tops, sliced
1. Melt butter in a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat
2. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, add garlic and saute for 1 minute
3. Add bourbon and bring to a boil ( be careful when cooking with alcohol, it will flame if in contact with open flame)
4. Add pumpkin, marjoram, Louisiana hot sauce and chicken broth
5. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes
6. Using a submersible blender, puree soup until smooth or place in blender in batches and puree until smooth
7. Add whipping cream to soup in the dutch oven and return to a low simmer
8. Add a dash of salt and pepper and simmer for 5-10 minutes
9. Serve with a garnish of sliced green onion and crumbled bacon
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Other great Fall Recipes:

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Fall Sangria


  1. This looks so good, Evelyn ! And the bourbon will most definitely be added ;-)

  2. This sounds like a soup I need to try!! Yum!


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