Recipes and Cooking Cream of Pumpkin Soup 4.3 (14) 3 Reviews A touch of orzo pasta, or wild rice, adds texture to this creamy, easy-to-make pumpkin soup. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2005 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Keller Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, finely chopped (1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 14 ounce can chicken broth ½ cup uncooked orzo or wild rice 1 ½ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 15 ounce can pumpkin Cracked black pepper (optional) Directions In a large saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in crushed red pepper; cook for 1 minute. Add broth; bring to boiling. Stir in orzo or rice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes for orzo or 40 minutes for wild rice or until orzo or rice is tender. In a screw-top jar combine half-and-half and flour. Cover; shake well to combine. Stir into orzo mixture; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in pumpkin; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with cracked black pepper. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 234 Calories 14g Fat 23g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 234 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 614mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 4g Protein 6g Vitamin C 5.3mg 27% Calcium 90.9mg 7% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 293mg 6% Folate, total 44.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.