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Dutch Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Description: I have made this International recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving parties and have never had any left over - people love this soup! The spices can certainly be adjusted to your individual tastes.

Contributed by:  Agraulis Dione, Netherlands

Preparation time: 15 min, cooking time: 30 min

Makes:  serves 4 - 6

1 Small Pumpkin, skinned and cubed.
2quarts Milk
2 quarts Water
2 Onions
5 Cloves Garlic
500 grams Smoked Pork parts
500 grams Tortellini
44 grams French Beans
1/4 teaspoon Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Rosemary
1/8 teaspoon Oregano
125 ml. Creme Fraiche.
4 oz. Grated Gouda Cheese

Preparation Directions:
  1. Boil the pieces of pumpkin in milk/water 50/50 for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove and mash the pumpkin , then put it back into the soup.
  3. Fry 500 gr. "smoked pork parts" together with 1 or 2 onions and about 5 cloves of garlic.
  4. Add 500 gr. tortellini and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  5. For a more specific taste add some herbs, for example, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary
  6. Then add 400 gr. French beans and boil for 5 more minutes.
  7. Add the pork/onion mix to the soup.
  8. Add 125 ml of creme fraiche.
  9. Finish the soup with grated Gouda cheese.
  10. Serve with bread with butter.

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