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Miniature Pumpkin Soup in the Shell

 
30

Miniature Pumpkin Soup in the Shell recipe

Yield

8

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

8 mini pumpkins
each about the size of a large tomato
*
½ cup onions
thinly sliced
1 ½ tablespoons butter, unsalted
½ tablespoon sage
minced fresh, or 1 teaspoon dried
*
3 cups chicken broth
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
freshly grated, optional
1 x parsley leaves
fresh, chopped, for garnish
*

Directions

Cut the top ¼ off 4 pumpkins, reserving the lids and discard the seeds.

Cut the remaining pumpkins in half and discard the seeds.

Bake the pumpkins (including the reserved lids), cut side down, on lightly oiled baking sheets in a preheated 350℉ (180℃) oven for 40 minutes or until they are tender.

(Remove the lids after about 20 minutes.)

When they are cool enough to handle, scrape all the pulp out of the halved pumpkins.

Scrape most of the pulp out of the remaining pumpkins, leaving just enough in each so that it retains its shape.

In a skillet cook the onion in the butter over low heat, stirring, until it is softened.

Add the sage and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the pumpkin pulp and chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes.

Purée the mixture in batches in a blender and transfer it to a saucepan.

Stir in salt and pepper to taste and water to thin the soup if necessary.

Ladle about ½ cup of soup into each of 4 heated soup bowls and put one of the hollowed-out reheated pumpkin shells on top.

Fill each pumpkin shell with the soup and garnish with a sprinkling of the Parmesan and some of the parsley if desired.

Top with the reserved lids.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 103g (3.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13455% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 8% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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