Potato pumpkin soup

A creamy potato pumpkin soup you can make in your blender!

Last summer I went to the county fair. And while pretty much everyone else was stuffing their face with some disgusting/amazing fried concoction, I was at the Vitamix tent tasting smoothie, juice and soup samples contemplating finally forking over the dinero to get one of these so called “life-changing” blenders. The poor Vitamix employees had to deal with my questions and pathetic attempts at negotiating for a good 45 minutes before I finally caved.

They earned that commission.

Potato Pumpkin Soup | runningtothekitchen.com

Compared to the POS Cuisinart I had before this thing, the Vitamix is obviously leaps and bounds better, but it’s not the fact that I don’t have to shake it violently anymore to get ice chopped up or smoothie ingredients to actually mix together that impresses me most, it’s the fact that I can make freakin’ soup in.my.blender. Like throw an onion in without cooking and it becomes soup! That totally blew my mind when I saw them demo that at the tent and last winter I pretty much made soup 3-4 times a week without ever breaking out a pot or better yet, an immersion blender (I just hate that thing).

Potato Pumpkin Soup | runningtothekitchen.com

So a bunch of us decided to get together and host a giveaway for one of these bad boys because I want you to be able to make delicious soup all winter and not have to wash a damn pot! Details are below the recipe.

Potato pumpkin soup (and vitamix giveaway)
 
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A creamy potato pumpkin soup you can make in your blender!
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup almond milk (or any kind of milk/cream)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Saute the potato, onion, garlic, ginger and tomato paste in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the onions and potatoes are softened. (You don't have to do this step and can throw all the ingredients directly into the blender but I think this gives it more flavor).
  2. Transfer the mixture to the blender once sauteed.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and place the lid on.
  4. Turn to variable speed 1, increase to 10 quickly and then switch to High and blend for about 5 minutes until you see steam coming out the top of the blender.
  5. Once hot, pour into bowls, adjust seasoning to taste and garnish with cilantro.

 

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