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Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbles

This post is sponsored by REAL SEAL.

I love creating new recipes for the holiday season! My kitchen is my canvas all year long, but when Thanksgiving comes around, I really start to get excited about trying new foods and new ways to make old favorites. When REAL® SEAL asked me to share a delicious Thanksgiving  dish as a part of their Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Party, I knew I was up for the challenge and that’s why I’m bringing you this scrumptious pumpkin soup today, made with REAL® SEAL dairy!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbles

I love having a rapt audience for all of the treats and recipes I create during the holidays. My family and friends are always asking if they can help be my taste-testers in the kitchen and I know I’m going to get honest feedback — especially from my kids! This pumpkin soup has been a total hit with my family and I have a feeling your gang will like it too.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbles

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbles

Yield: 5-7 servings

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15oz) cans of pure pumpkin puree
  • 12 oz milk (any)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3-4 strips pre-cooked bacon
  • sour cream (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken broth, pumpkin puree, milk, salt, pepper, sage, garlic powder and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer. Reduce to medium-low and continue simmering for 15-20 minutes, stirring often.
  2. While soup is simmering, fry bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove, crumble and set to side.
  3. Taste soup and add more salt/pepper if necessary. Serve with bacon crumbles and a dollop of sour cream!

This recipe is warming, filling, and will make for the perfect Thanksgiving leftover lunch the following day — that is, if there ARE any leftovers to be had! My family nearly licked the pot clean when they were finished with this one.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Bacon Crumbles