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“This is a savory pumpkin soup, as an alternative to those with pie-like seasonings. Some in my family don't appreciate the more traditional pumpkin spices, and this recipe is very savory and welcomed by all! This is a yummy, adaptable soup. I have also tried various options, with much success. For a sweeter taste, add some well-cooked and pureed sweet potatoes. Butternut squash also matches well. Shrimp is a nice addition. I cooked some and then added to the dish before serving. This soup also works very well in a crock pot. Wait to add the sour cream until close to serving time. I did try it without sour cream, and that was nice as well, but I prefer the creaminess.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop garlic and cook in olive oil for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, and vegetable/chicken stock, water, curry powder and cumin. Bring this to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use an immersion/stick blender to blitz the soup until smooth. Add sliced mushrooms (and chicken or shrimp, if desired). Turn heat to low and simmer until kale is done.
  2. Wash the kate well in a bowl of water. Separate the leaves from the stems. Discard the stems. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and fill with the kale. Put a lid on the pan, if you have one, and wilt the kale for three minutes, turning every so often so the kale cooks evenly. Remove from the frying pan to a chopping board and leave to cool completely.
  3. Remove the soup from the heat and stir through the sour cream. Grind over some pepper and add salt to taste.
  4. Chop the kale and add to the soup pot.
  5. Taste for seasoning.

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