Ricette: Novembre 2021

In Recipes by Sarah Allenby

CREMA DI ZUCCA AI FUNGHI | CREAMY PUMPKIN SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS

Ingredients

Serves 6

600 gr (~1 lb 5 oz) pumpkin (or other winter squash); seeded, peeled, and chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 sprig rosemary

extra-virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

vegetable broth (“quanto basta” – however much is enough!)

250/300 gr (8-10 oz) fresh or frozen mushrooms, coarsely chopped

Slices of bread for croutons

Additional fresh rosemary, chopped (optional)

Instructions

Warm some olive oil in a pot, and then add the pumpkin, onions, potatoes, and sprig of rosemary. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add enough broth to cover the vegetables, and then salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 30 minutes until pumpkin and potatoes are tender. Blend soup with hand mixer (or carefully transfer to a blender) until smooth.

Once soup is blended, add the mushrooms and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring. Remove from the heat.

While the soup is cooking, cut the bread into 1/2″ cubes, spread on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and salt, and put in the oven to toast until crisp and golden.

Serve the pumpkin cream soup with the croutons on top and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and, if desired, a garnish of freshly chopped rosemary.

A large pumpkin still on the vine, in a field