- Melt butter in a large pot and then add potatoes, onions, and garlic. Cook for about 8 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low, cooking until potatoes are tender (about 10 minutes).
- Stir in pumpkin and add spices (salt, pepper, nutmeg, coriander, cayenne pepper).
- Increase heat to med-high, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat again and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add cream and heat through.
- Serve hot with croutons on the side so they don’t get soggy!
Confession: I made this soup back in August. It was 100 degrees and I sat in front of a fan in my shorts and t-shirt to taste-test it for you guys…that’s how much I love all of you! I knew life was about to get crazy-busy this Fall and I didn’t want all my busy-ness to interrupt or downgrade the worthiness of my posts so I got organized towards the end of the summer, outlined a posting-schedule with topics and ideas and went post-crazy: lining up and laying out what I wanted to share for the upcoming months. I know a lot of bloggers talk about creating a calendar for your posts, and they’re right…planning that far ahead is nice…but it’s also a little scary! By mid-August I was beginning to stress at what I had scheduled in November, thinking the three interim months had already zoomed by since I had already brainstormed and wrote out my weekly posts. In some ways I’m glad I did think ahead, you would have seen a whole lot of nothing many weeks if I hadn’t, but I’m thinking I’ll bring a little bit of some last-minute spontaneity back, sometimes planning the future too much makes you forget to live in the present.
Back to that soup though…I loved it in August and I love it even more now that I can enjoy it fan-less! I put in the whole 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper and it was a bit spicy so if you cough with a sprinkle of pepper, probably toned the cayenne down to 1/4 tsp. Also, when I made this the first time I used 2 potatoes but the general consensus was that everyone wanted it “chunkier” so I would maybe add three and cut the pieces slightly bigger, but, it’s totally up to you! The pumpkin is subtle, not sweet at all, and with the homemade croutons sprinkled on top it’s perfectionnnnnnn.
– <3 A.