Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harvest Soup

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Today I'm going to join the CSI Project's fall themed party.  What says "fall" better than a pot of homemade soup, especially one made with pumpkin?  I got this recipe at a Bob Evans restaurant years ago, and it's still one of my favorites.

Harvest Soup

1/2 lb Bob Evans Special Seasonings roll sausage*
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups hot milk
dash nutmeg
dash cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley, optional

In large sauce pan, brown and crumble sausage with onion.  Drain off drippings.  Add broth and bring to a boil.  Add pumpkin and simmer 15-20 minutes.  Add lemon juice, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and pepper; simmer to blend flavors.  Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.  Serves 6-8

*I don't think I've ever used this specific sausage; I just use any bulk pork sausage, usually from Aldi.

Serve with some nice crusty bread.  Enjoy!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ooo--that looks yummy!!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

YUMMMY! That looks fabulous! Anything with pumpkin is a hit with me.

Shannon said...

Sounds delicious! :)

Anonymous said...

Can you describe the flavor??
Have you ever tried to freeze this, then reheat?? Inquiring minds want to know!

Holly said...

Well, to describe the flavor...it's been a year or more since I made it, so the only thing I specifically remember is that it's really good! It's a savory flavor, with maybe just a hint of sweetness from the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg (but not sugary sweet). I think I usually use a sage sausage.
I've never tried freezing it, but I don't see why you couldn't (in my non-professional opinion). Since there's milk in it, it might separate a little when it's thawed, but just mix it up when you reheat it.

blesid said...

I am so ready for SOUP! Especially pumpkin and sausage ... what a combo, yum! Thanks for sharing!!! Jules

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by. This recipe looks right up my alley. I'll definitely be giving it a try!

**Amy** said...

Yum! This time of year...I CRAVE a good soup. Thanks for the recipe!