Pumpkin Sausage Soup

Fall has finally come to Utah! We have had some crazy weather around here. We went from 90-degree weather almost the whole month of September plus smoke from the fires to rainy days. I love the rain and I’m so thrilled that we finally got some rain showers that I have been doing a dance of joy all weekend long! The minute the weather started to change our taste buds changed. There is nothing better than a bowl of soup in this kind of weather! Instead of going with my good old standby recipes, I decided to try something new, Pumpkin sausage soup!

if you would have told me a few years ago that I would be enjoying a nice bowl of pumpkin sausage soup, I would have thought you were crazy! It is so creamy and good that even if you aren’t a big pumpkin lover, you will love this soup! One of the perks is that it’s very low in carbs and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or large stock pan, cook sausage, mushrooms, and onion over medium-high heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add stock, pumpkin, sugar, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cream until smooth. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  • Enjoy!


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7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Sausage Soup”

  1. Love the warming spices you have used! What a nutritious, comforting soup for fall. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us we are really enjoying it. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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