Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup

Keep the chill of winter at bay with this hearty Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup. Creamy pumpkin soup with pan-seared pork loin chops and charred onions, all finished with a sprinkling of toasty pepitas, this soup will warm the body and soul.   

Keep the chill of winter at bay with this hearty Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup. Creamy pumpkin soup with pan-seared pork loin chops and charred onions, all finished with a sprinkling of toasty pepitas, this soup will warm the body and soul.

The soup calls for pumpkin puree but that is the shortcut version for weeknights. You can take the flavour to another level with a pumpkin or your favourite type of squash roasted in the oven and then pureed in place of the canned pumpkin.

 

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Jamaican Pumpkin Beef Soup

Lasagna Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

 

 

Keep the chill of winter at bay with this hearty Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup. Creamy pumpkin soup with pan-seared pork loin chops and charred onions, all finished with a sprinkling of toasty pepitas, this soup will warm the body and soul.

 

Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 40 mins | Serves: 6

Ingredients:

6 pork loin chops, boneless
2 cans pumpkin puree, about 14 ounces each
8 ounce package cream cheese
1 teaspoon salt + ½ teaspoon, divided
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
½ cup pepitas

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine pumpkin, cream cheese, and spices.

 

 

Over medium heat, mix until combined.

Add chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.

 

 

Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and add pork chops. Cook approximately 5-7 minutes per side, until done.

Wash the onions and toss in 1 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt, broil for 10 minutes, stirring/rotating frequently until charred/browned.

Ladle the soup into bowls, add sliced pork, onions, then sprinkle with pepitas.

 

 

Keep the chill of winter at bay with this hearty Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup. Creamy pumpkin soup with pan-seared pork loin chops and charred onions, all finished with a sprinkling of toasty pepitas, this soup will warm the body and soul.

 

 

Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 pork loin chops boneless
  • 2 cans pumpkin puree about 14 ounces each
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt + ½ teaspoon divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of cloves
  • ½ cup pepitas
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine pumpkin, cream cheese, and spices. Over medium heat, mix until combined.
  2. Add chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and add pork chops. Cook approximately 5-7 minutes per side, until done.
  4. Wash the onions and toss in 1 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt, broil for 10 minutes, stirring/rotating frequently until charred/browned.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls, add sliced pork, onions, then sprinkle with pepitas.

Keep the chill of winter at bay with this hearty Pepita Pork Pumpkin Soup. Creamy pumpkin soup with pan-seared pork loin chops and charred onions, all finished with a sprinkling of toasty pepitas, this soup will warm the body and soul.

 

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