Smashing Pumpkin Soup
Another way to smash your Halloween pumpkin! This gluten-free cream of pumpkin soup is made with a standard pumpkin patch pumpkin, coconut milk and/or cow's milk and is served in a slow cooker. Serve with crusty bread. Able to freeze for later.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 3large potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1small pumpkin
- 1teaspoon butter, melted
- 1pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1(15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2teaspoons Himalayan salt
- 1½ teaspoons dried thyme
- ½teaspoon ground white pepper
- 4cups coconut milk
- 4cups milk
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.
Step 3Cut pumpkin in half and scoop out pulp and seeds. Wash and dry seeds. Place pumpkin halves cut-side down in a baking pan. Mix seeds with butter and salt and black pepper; spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
Step 4Bake pumpkin halves on the top rack of the preheated oven until liquid starts to collect in the pan, about 1 hour. Bake pumpkin seeds on the bottom rack until toasted, about 45 minutes.
Step 5Cool pumpkin halves for 10 minutes. Peel off and discard skin. Let cool completely, about 15 minutes more.
Step 6Combine potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, parsley, Himalayan salt, thyme, and white pepper in a large bowl; mash together.
Step 7Puree potato mixture in a blender in small batches, pouring each batch into a slow cooker and letting blender cool between batches.
Step 8Stir coconut milk and milk into the slow cooker. Cook on Low until flavors combine, 4 to 6 hours. Serve toasted pumpkin sides on the side.