Pumpkin Bisque

Pumpkin Bisque

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.9
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.8 mg
  • Sodium: 271.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 tablespoon peanut oil
    1/3 cup finely chopped onions
    1/3 cup finely chopped celery
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    1 bay leaf
    1 medium size pumpkin (about 3 pounds)
    salt to taste
    freshly ground black pepper
    about 1 quart Basic Chicken Stock , or low-sodium canned
    2 tablespoons Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Pierce the pumpkin several times and cook in the microwave on high power for 3 to 5 minutes until the shell softens. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and reserve them for making the Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Place the pumpkin halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Let cool. Reserve the juice on the baking sheet.

3. Scoop the pulp out of the pumpkin skin with a spoon and set aside.

4. Heat the peanut oil in a deep saucepan over low heat. Add the onions, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Season lightly with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Add the pumpkin pulp and the chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.

6. Reduce the heat and simmer until the onion and celery are completely tender, about 15 minutes.

7. After removing the bay leaf, puree the mixture in a blender, in batches, being careful not to overfill the blender.

8. Reheat the bisque. Add stock if it is too thick.

9. Serve hot, sprinkled with the Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TABBYKAT75.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A nice fall soup I used canned pumpkin and it was delightful - 11/13/07

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    Delicious recipe. - 6/11/21

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    Very Good
    tasty - 4/11/21

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    so delicious and good. warms you all over - 3/14/21

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    Interestingly delicious!!!! - 3/14/21