Savory Pumpkin Soup with Ham Recipe

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Savory Pumpkin Soup with Ham Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
60mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 23, 2023

Indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of this savory pumpkin soup with ham. Made with fresh pumpkin, succulent ham, and fragrant herbs, this soup is the perfect autumn comfort food. It's easy to make and will surely impress your family and guests. Serve it as a starter or a main course for a nourishing and hearty meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 4 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add the diced ham to the pot and cook for a few minutes until it starts to brown slightly.
  3. Add the cubed pumpkin, chicken broth, dried thyme, and ground nutmeg to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until smooth. Be cautious while blending hot liquids.
  5. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat the soup over low heat until it is hot and ready to serve.
  6. Ladle the savory pumpkin soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making this soup a healthy choice.
  • The combination of pumpkin and ham adds a delicious balance of sweet and savory flavors.
  • This recipe can easily be customized by adding other ingredients such as roasted pumpkin seeds or croutons as toppings.