This scrumptious and hearty soup is perfect for those short on time or reluctant to tackle cumbersome fresh pumpkin and garlic prep. It makes a wonderfully satisfying and surprising meal for fall and winter dinner guests.

Bachelor's Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Image courtesy: flickr.com/photos/57753982@N05/

Ingredients

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch paprika, for garnish
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons (optional)

Directions

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream of potato soup, water, pumpkin, butter, and cream. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger. Stir until blended, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove from heat, and pour into a tureen. Sprinkle the top with paprika, and top with seasoned croutons.