Winter automatically equals warm food– the kind of food that warms you up from the inside out. Anything made in the oven or on the stove becomes your go-to meal, meaning that finding new ways to spice up your soup or roast your vegetables becomes all the rage.
Your soups at the beginning of the season start with the rotation of a classic vegetable soup and alternating with a chicken or lentil soup. By the time it’s well into winter, you’re sick of the same menu and can’t bring yourself to make soup, though you want that warm feeling desperately.
What we have is a pumpkin and white bean bisque from our friends at Kitchen Daily that will shake up your soup routine and reignite your passion for soup. Just try not to eat the whole pot before sharing it with your family!
Add these ingredients to your shopping list:
- 1 medium yellow onion diced,
- 5 cloves garlic smashed,
- 2 ½ Tbsp salted butter,
- 15 oz can white beans (drained and rinsed),
- 15 oz can puréed pumpkin,
- 2 ½ cup low sodium chicken broth,
- ⅓ cup heavy cream,
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar,
- 1 tsp dried sage,
- ¼ tsp cumin,
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, and
- 1 tsp sea salt.
Any time you put together onions, beans and pumpkin you know you have a hearty winter soup on your hands!
Now, go take out the heavy- bottomed pot from your Le Creuset 5-Piece Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set and put it on medium heat on your stove. Add the butter, onion, and garlic to the pan and sauté for 8-10 minutes until softened.
Meanwhile, turn on some killer tunes so that you can dance while you cook; it’ll make it so much more fun (and you’ll forget about how hungry you are)! Next, throw in the sage and cumin and while stirring add in 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and heat for a few more minutes.
Now to switch things up a bit just when you were getting the hang of it: move this mixture to a blender. Add in the beans, pumpkin and the remaining chicken broth and puree it all until it’s very smooth.
Now that you’ve done this, return it to the pot and add in the salt and pepper and bring to a simmer for 10-15 minutes. Set your timer and do a happy dance when it’s ready 🙂