A bowl of this Pumpkin Potato Corn Chowder is a delicious and comforting dinner to serve this fall. You can have this hearty soup on the table in under 30 minutes.
(pictures updated October 2017)
I have been wanting to recreate this pumpkin soup since last November. Last year my husband and I went on a mission trip to Haiti with a group from our church.
You can read about the posts on Mission: Haiti and Lessons from Haiti if you want to know more about what we did and saw. It was such an awesome and eye opening experience for me. It is one thing to see the poverty from pictures and TV, but to experience it first hand breaks your heart.
I need to be so much more thankful for the things and people that God has put in my life. I also realized how much I really can do without, and how much we waste on a daily basis.
One of our meals while we were in Haiti was a pumpkin soup that I fell in love with. It was so absolutely delicious! Like lick-your-bowl-clean-delicious!!!
For an entire year I have regretted not asking the missionary to have the Haitian ladies write it down for me. So, a few weeks ago, I saw this Pumpkin Pepper soup recipe from Organized Island.
I decided right then and there that I was using that as my base for creating that yummy Haitian soup. It was so good that even a year later I remembered what was in it. I did add the extra sausage and bacon because I had it in the fridge, and because it just seemed like it went well with it.
And then I went a step further and topped it with goat cheese, pepitas, parsley, and bacon the next time I made it. These little extras totally made the bowl of soup so much prettier. And tastier.
This pumpkin potato corn chowder was so good. Our kids even ate it and said it was really good. You know a recipe is a keeper if the kids don’t complain about orange soup.
This soup also showed me what an awesome blog friend I have. Aimee from Shugary Sweets was passing through my neighborhood this week, and we decided to meet up for lunch. I asked if she would be totally offended if I served her leftovers while she was here. Now I wouldn’t just serve anyone leftovers. But she and I have really developed an awesome friendship both online and in real life. Plus, I knew how much she liked pumpkin, so I had a feeling she would like this soup.
You know you have a true friend when they still come visit you when you are serving last night’s dinner. Just for the record, I did make her some awesome Butterfinger cookie dough truffles too. I must have felt really guilty for the leftovers!!!
(original photo from November 2012)
More ways to include pumpkin in your dinners and desserts:
- Curried Pumpkin Dinner Rolls from Country Cleaver
- Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes from Inside BruCrew Life
- Pumpkin and Chicken Enchiladas from Cookin’ Canuck
- Churro Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Danish from Inside BruCrew Life
- Pumpkin Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce from Eats Well with Others