Homemade Pumpkin Soup

Get cozy this fall with homemade pumpkin soup! Although the phrase “homemade” may conjure up images of hours over the stove, this recipe can easily be made in under twenty five minutes. Creamy and delicious, this homemade pumpkin soup will quickly become a family favorite and a go-to comfort food.

Ingredients 
1 Tbsp. light stick butter
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 15-oz. can unsweetened pumpkin
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 c. fat-free half-and-half
1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped, optional
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped, optional
1 Tbsp. radish, chopped, optional
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, optional

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly. Add pumpkin and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
2. Purée mixture, in batches, in an electric blender. Return to saucepan and cook until thoroughly heated. Garnish with parsley, chopped cilantro, chopped radish or nutmeg, optional.

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