Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Patch Soup
A tasty not-just-for-fall pumpkin soup from "101 Super-Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes" by Gooseberry Patch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 3 slices thick-cut bacon
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 29- oz cans pumpkin
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add pumpkin seeds to oil, cook and stir until seeds begin to pop (about 1 minute). Remove seeds to a bowl and set aside.
Add bacon to skillet and cook until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel to drain; crumble and refrigerate.
Add onion to drippings in pan. Saute onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in seasonings.
Spoon onion mixture into a slow cooker. Whisk pumpkin, broth, and cider into onion mixture.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
Whisk in cream before serving.
Top servings with pumpkin seeds and crumbled bacon.