Pumpkin and Yellow Pepper Soup with Smoked Paprika

  • ehershey Posted: 11/11/08
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    Easy, quick, guests loved it. I added lots of curry and served it with a crusty multigrain bread and chevre.

  • sarahbeth17 Posted: 11/11/10
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    I didn't have smoked paprika, so I used 1 tsp reg paprika and about 1/4 tsp of chipotle chile pepper. It had a great taste! I also used the pepitas as garnish but I won't do that again- they were just ok. What was delicious, if you have it, is drizzling pumpkin seed oil on the surface- really pretty presentation and DELICIOUS! I served with crusty white bread for hearty dinner. My 3 year old did NOT like this recipe- not particularly family friendly, but I wasn't surprised by that.

  • hflynn Posted: 10/24/10
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    The soup came out too sweet and bland and you can tell that canned pumpkin was used. In the future, I will use fresh roasted pumpkin.

  • JLang6 Posted: 11/02/11
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    This was delicious! I didn't follow the recipe exactly, though. I used one yellow bell and one red because that is what I had. I am living in NZ at the moment and they don't have canned pumpkin here. They love their pumpkin and it is different than ours. I felt lazy to cut up, peel and then cook the pumpkin to then puree it, so at the step where I added the first 3 cups of broth I simply put in so many chunks of cut up and peeled pumpkin to simmer for the 20 minutes. I then pureed the mix as directed. I felt that it was soupy enough and did not bother adding the remaining 2 cups of broth, just the lemon juice and sprinkled each serving with chopped parsley. I will make this again and may use some cream to thicken it. As it is, it is healthy, so we'll see.

  • Shendock Posted: 11/27/11
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    Turned out well, followed directions. The taste was good but expected something more outstanding based on the ingredient list - maybe one of the ingredients was off.

  • BleueAlouette Posted: 05/08/12
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    I agree with one of the previous commenters - this came out way too bland... and that was after I added more spice and seasoned well. No one went back for seconds - and some didn't finish their first helping. I might end up tossing this. Maybe it gets better overnight. I don't know what went wrong, but I definitely did not get a result worthy of the four stars that some others have given the recipe.

  • 1hungeryferret Posted: 10/28/13
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    McHenry, IL

    I had read the reviews and knew that the soup might be bland so I added quite a bit of extra smoked paprika and tasted it as I went along. It was tasting pretty good until I added the 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. It killed everything! It had needed a little acid but that was way too much. I should have known. I might try it again but add lemon to taste.

  • GraceK Posted: 09/27/13
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    The original recipe is SO bland! I salvaged it by adding more pepper, cumin, turmeric, and coriander


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