Ginger Pumpkin Tomato Soup

  • Yield: servings


2 to 4tablespoons butter
1 1/2cups yellow onion, minced
1cup celery, minced
3/4teaspoon dried ginger
2cups chicken brother (more if needed)
1 14-ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
sour cream, for garnish
chopped flat leaf parsley
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven, or heavy skillet, over medium heat.  Add onions and celery.  Cook for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are softened.  Sprinkle dried ginger on top, and saute for 30 seconds.  Add chicken broth, and bring to a low boil.  Meanwhile, puree canned tomatoes (with juice) in a blender or food processor.  Stir this and pumpkin into broth mixture, and simmer for about 20 minutes.  If soup is too thick, add more broth.  Season to taste with pepper, and garnish with sour cream and parsley.

Tips from Our Test Kitchen: This recipe also will work with fresh pureed pumpkin.  Adjust ginger to your taste.

—Erin Renouf Mylroie, St. George, Utah