pumpkin soup Soup is the most satisfying dish and one of thetraditional in Russia. But its different variations can be found in other countries. So, for example, very soon in the United States of America will be celebrated the Day of All Saints, which has the well-known name of Halloween. The traditional symbol of this celebration is the pumpkin. It is this berry (and the pumpkin really belongs to berries) can be an ideal ingredient for various kinds of soups. In addition, the pumpkin can become an original element in the decoration of the festive table. From a large fruit, you can build a soup tureen, and from small - plates for a cream of pumpkin soup.

What is the benefit of pumpkin soup?

Pumpkin dishes will help you bring in dailydiet diversity, as it can be the basis for self-serving dishes, and complement (garnish), and part of a complex recipe. Among the herbal ingredients, the pumpkin is the record holder for iron. There are vitamins such as B1, B2, B5, C, D, PP and even very rare vitamin T, which contributes to the process of losing weight. Each dish, cooked using pumpkin, allows you to get the body such useful trace elements, as copper, potassium, protein, calcium, phosphorus and others. Using dishes from pumpkin, you resort to the prevention of diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, caries, cardiovascular diseases and many others. ingredients for pumpkin soup puree

Recipes of pumpkin soups

Quite often it is possible to meet not only inculinary books, but also in the recommendations on the correct balanced diet of pumpkin puree soups. They, unlike most other dishes, can be consumed at any age. Thus, you will not worry that it is not suitable for children. In addition, you do not need to think about preparing individual dishes for adults and children. Pumpkin soup will be delighted with absolutely everything.

Recipe for pumpkin soup

The most suitable for children is the pumpkincream soup. Although there is only one ingredient in the name, the recipe includes a large number of products. So, to prepare a cream of pumpkin soup you will need:

  • pumpkin - 0,5 kg,
  • carrots - 1 piece,
  • potatoes - 2 pieces,
  • onions - 1 piece,
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic,
  • cream - 100 - 200 grams,
  • toast white bread,
  • processed cheese,
  • salt,
  • pepper,
  • greens - all to taste.

First you need to cut all the vegetables (carrots,onion, pumpkin) included in the soup recipe. In this case, do not fry in any case. While all this is fried, let's heat the broth into a small saucepan. As soon as the water boils, we put the diced potatoes into a saucepan. Leave the boiling broth with potatoes for 20 minutes, if necessary, you can slightly reduce gas. At the end of the allotted time, add the roasted mixture to the broth and cook until ready (about 15 minutes). Slightly cool the soup, grind everything in a blender to a consistency of puree. Next add the pepper to taste, melted cheese, pour cream into it. In order for children to be more interesting, you can use the toast bread to make funny figures (in the form of sweets, berries, vegetables or even cartoon characters). They are fried in oil and served with soup (or you can immediately put them in soup), thanks to the consistency of mashed cereal toast will not swim to the plate. cream of mashed potatoes

Pumpkin cream soups with additives

In order to cream soup was not something familiar,You can add new ingredients to his recipe from time to time. It can be all kinds of vegetables, mushrooms, fruits and even nuts. Each new product will give cream soup a unique aroma, an unforgettable taste and a special piquancy. Cream of pumpkin soup with tomatoes This recipe requires the following ingredients:

  • tomatoes - 500 grams,
  • onion - 1 piece,
  • pumpkin - 700 - 800 grams,
  • chicken broth - 1 - 1.5 liters,
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic,
  • olive oil,
  • spices to taste.

In order to prepare this recipe, weit will be necessary to heat the oven to 200 degrees. And at this time we thoroughly clean the pumpkin, cut it into large pieces. The same should be done with tomatoes and onions. All the sliced ​​vegetables are sent to the baking dish and there we also send untreated garlic cloves. We pour it all with olive oil, put it in the oven for 30-35 minutes and mix it from time to time. You can put rosemary or thyme in a mold for a while. After the time has passed, we take out the baked vegetables, extract from this mass the sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Next, we peel the tomatoes from the peel and squeeze out one of the garlic denticles from the peel. Peeled vegetables and a clove of garlic are ground in a blender. As a result, you should get a tender vegetable purée, which is transferred to chicken broth, season with pepper, add salt, and as soon as the whole mass boils, remove the pan from the plate. Like the previous version, this cream soup is served with toasts, which can be decorated in various forms. For toasts, you can prepare a special sauce. His recipe, in addition to baked garlic, suggests using fresh denticles (1-2), red pepper (1 pod), saffron, olive oil and egg yolk. Garlic and pepper grind, add yolk, saffron and olive oil. With this sauce we grease the pieces of bread and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Cream soup with celery and pumpkin To prepare soup cream with pumpkin and celery, the following ingredients should be used:

  • 1 kg of pumpkin,
  • 1 onion,
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • 1 pod of chili pepper,
  • 1 bunch of dill,
  • 2 oranges,
  • peeled pumpkin seeds,
  • water or broth,
  • 1 clove of garlic,
  • celery root,
  • spice.

So, first of all it is necessary to wash and cleanall the vegetables that are included in the soup recipe. We cut a pumpkin, an onion not very small pieces, and pepper - small straws. All this is stacked in a pan, filled with water and, after boiling, cook for half an hour. Approximately on the twentieth minute we send in broth the finely chopped fennel. While cooking vegetables, we turn to oranges. We clean the washed fruits from the peel, which we rub on the grater. From the fruits themselves squeeze the juice, which is poured into the soup. Orange peel, too, add to the soup (if you do not like, you can not do this). Having seasoned the soup with olive oil, the necessary quantity of ground pepper and salt is added to it. Celery should be cut into cubes and fried in a frying pan with the addition of spices. We let him into the soup only before serving - in each plate, in the center of it you can put peeled pumpkin seeds. pumpkin cream soup with additives Muscat flavor of pumpkin soup cream As alreadyit was said that even nuts can be added to pumpkin soup. The most popular recipe includes exactly nutmeg. In addition, this meal includes:

  • pumpkin, sliced ​​- 4-5 glasses,
  • 1 cup of broth,
  • 2 cups of milk,
  • 2 tablespoons flour,
  • 25-30 grams of butter,
  • olive oil,
  • pumpkin seeds are peeled.

Peeled and diced pumpkin fleshcook in a broth on a minimum flame for about 10-15 minutes. Do not forget to stir the vegetables from time to time so that they do not burn. Next, take the saucepan, reheat it on the fire and put oil in it. As soon as it begins to heat, add flour and mix very quickly until the state when the butter with flour become a homogeneous mass. Then add a glass of milk to the resulting mixture and stir too to a homogeneous mass. Pour out the remains of milk, add salt and a few pinch of ground nutmeg. Remove the sauté pan from the fire. The boiled pumpkin is mixed in a blender, so that the pumpkin puree is obtained, and we send it to the saucepan too. All this should be cooked for 5 more minutes, after which you can pour the soup on plates, sprinkle seeds and sprinkle olive oil on a thin trickle. Pea soup with pumpkin - original and simple The recipe for pea soup is known to every hostess. But what can we do to ensure that he does not bother not only those who eat, but also those who cook? The answer is simple - to make the recipe slightly authoritative. To do this, you can add something new to it. Someone for these purposes uses all sorts of seasonings, someone - meat or sausage. Well and the pumpkin becomes absolutely new decision in preparation of pea soup. You will need the following products:

  • yellow pumpkin - 1 kg,
  • yellow peas - 1 glass,
  • butter,
  • seasonings to taste (pepper, turmeric, sugar, basil).

To make this soup, you will needlarge saucepan. In it we mix peas with turmeric and pour this mixture with four glasses of water. After the broth boils, we reduce the fire to a minimum and extinguish for 10-15 minutes. Pumpkin is cut into cubes, we add salt, sugar and pumpkin to the peas. Add the fire a little, bring to a boil and again reduce to a minimum. Then again, stew everything for 15 minutes. For special occasions, you can prepare an oil sauce. To do this, heat the butter on a heated frying pan, add cumin seeds to it. Frying them for about 2 minutes, many add more chili and ginger. Almost at the very end of the sauce, crushed leaves of basil are added and roasted for about half a minute. The resulting sauce can be immediately poured on plates with soup, and you can leave in the carafe for sauce on the table. Recipe for pumpkin cream soup with cheese In most cases, cream cheese is added to the soup-cream recipe or soup cream. But some recipes assume the addition of even hard sorts of cheese. Parmesan cheese is very suitable for this recipe. In addition it is used in cooking:

  • pumpkin - 600-700 grams,
  • cream - 15-200 grams,
  • olive oil - 100 grams,
  • 1 onion,
  • 4 cloves garlic,
  • sour cream - 4 tablespoons,
  • nutmeg - 2-3 pinch,
  • seasonings and spices.

The first step is to clean the garlic and onions. We cut them and finely chop them. In a saucepan or bucket with a thick bottom pour out the oil and heat it. Prepared garlic and onions fry in oil for 7-8 minutes. Pumpkin should be cut into pieces of medium size, after which it is also sent to a pan with butter, garlic and onions. Within 5 minutes all fry and add water (about half a liter). After we bring to a boil, reduce the fire to an average or minimum value, and then extinguish 10-15 minutes. When everything is almost ready, the pumpkin can be removed and chopped in a blender. The finished mashed potatoes are sent again to the pan, add seasonings and spices, mix and bring to a boil. At the same time, you need to add cream and nutmeg to the mixture. After boiling for 3-4 minutes turn off the gas, tightly cover the pan with a lid (you can cover it from above with a towel) and let it brew for 10 minutes. Ready soup spilled on plates, on top we put grated cheese and a spoonful of sour cream.