Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. I do love pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream. I love it in whatever form it comes in, and that includes this pumpkin soup with bacon and blue cheese. Because there is only one thing that could make pumpkin better than it already is. Say together with me now…
B A C O N.
And not only does this recipe involve both pumpkin AND bacon, but it also comes together in, oh, about 10 minutes. Does life get any better than this? I don’t think so. You start with a couple of cans of pumpkin – make sure you get the plain pumpkin kind and not the pumpkin pie filling – they come in very similar looking cans. You are going to stir it up with some chicken broth, half and half, a little molasses and a few other things, and let the whole thing simmer up together while you cook up some bacon. As always, I highly recommend the oven method of cooking bacon, and if you want to make bacon that will rock your bacon-loving world, click here for my very favorite bacon recipe.
Once the bacon is cooked and crumbled and the soup has simmered for about 10 minutes, crumble the bacon on top along with some crumbled blue cheese. (Crumbling is the order of the day with this recipe.) And…you are done! Sweet, salty, cheesy, bacony, pumpkiny wonderfulness. All treat and no tricks.Print
- 2 15 ounce cans pumpkin
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese, room temperature
- Stir together the pumpkin, chicken stock, half-and-half, shallot, molasses, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large pot.
- Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
- While soup is cooking, cook bacon until crispy and crumble into pieces.
- Ladle soup into bowls. Top with bacon and blue cheese. Sigh with happiness.
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. Let’s cook together!