This fragrant, creamy soup is a wonderful way to warm up during the holidays. Fresh herbs mildly complement the flavor of pumpkin. Mozzarella cheese is melted throughout, and toasted almonds add a pleasant crunch.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 5 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 ounces dry pasta
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup sour cream, for topping
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup toasted almonds
In a large saucepan, mix the pumpkin, vegetable broth, heavy cream, garlic powder and onion powder. Bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Cook 12 minutes, or until pasta is tender but firm. Reduce heat to simmer.
Stir in pumpkin pie spice, parsley and cilantro. Slowly stir butter, plain yogurt and sour cream into the mixture, making sure they do not curdle. Stir in the cheese, allowing it to melt. Serve topped with nuts.