← Back to Search Results
sauteeing, slow cooking New England
Pumpkin, Potato, and Leek Soup

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

For this marvelous soup, choose one of the smaller varieties of sweet, dense-textured, and flavorful pumpkins, rather than the big jack-o’-lantern type. Or you could use any of the good winter squashes, such as butternut, Hubbard, Tahitian, etc.

Yield: Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • ½ cup fruity white wine
  • 1½ pounds peeled, cubed pumpkin, or cups cooked pumpkin purée
  • 3 large leeks, white part only (1½ pounds trimmed weight)
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, more or less
  • White pepper to taste
  • ¼–½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup cream

Directions

Peel and dice the potatoes and put them in a large soup pot with the water, salt, and wine. If you are using fresh, cubed pumpkin, add it now. If you are using purée, wait. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, trim, clean, and slice the leeks, and cook them in the butter over a medium flame, stirring often, until they are soft and beginning to color. Add the leeks to the potato mixture, and continue simmering until the vegetables are all very soft—about 45 minutes total cooking time.

Add the vegetable broth, and the pumpkin purée if that’s what you’re using, and purée the mixture in batches in a blender or food processor until perfectly smooth. Return the purée to the soup pot and season to taste with the lemon juice, sugar, additional salt, and white pepper. How much sugar you need will depend on the variety of pumpkin or squash used—you may need none. When the sweet-sour balance is correct, add a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon, and stir in the cream. Heat thoroughly and serve, sprinkled with some chopped parsley, cilantro, or chives.

Notes

Garnish: coarsely chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or chives


© 1996 Anna Thomas

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

221kcal (11%)
77mg (8%)
33mg (56%)
371mcg RAE (12%)
768mg
51mg
4g
7g
4g
35g
21mg (7%)
461mg (19%)
4g (20%)
7g (11%)
3mg (15%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?