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Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons

Makes: 8 servings Yield: 8 side-dish servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons
Ingredients
  • 2  medium  carrots, sliced
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • 1  medium  onion, finely chopped
  • 1  stalk  celery, finely chopped
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 2 15  ounce cans  pumpkin
  • 1 32  ounce carton  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 3  tablespoons  maple syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  pumpkin pie spice
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
  • 1  recipe  Spiced Croutons
  •  Celery leaves (optional)
Directions

1. In a large saucepan cook carrots in hot butter over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2. Stir in pumpkin, broth, half-and-half, water, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. To serve, top soup with Spiced Croutons and celery leaves.

Spiced Croutons
Start to Finish 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 3  cups  1-inch bread cubes
  • 2  teaspoons  pumpkin pie spice
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
Directions

1. In a bowl toss bread cubes with pumpkin pie spice. In a large skillet cook bread cubes in hot butter for 8 minutes or until toasted, turning occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Croutons)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 200,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 21,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 18804,
  • vit. C (mg) 7,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 590,
  • Potassium (mg) 363,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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