SECRET INGREDIENT: canned pumpkin
People usually assume that using convenience ingredients means giving up quality. On the contrary, some prepared foods have more desirable qualities than fresh foods. Canned pumpkin, for instance, is made from an extra-creamy breed of pumpkin that is unavailable to consumers.
- prep 15 min cook 45 min
- serves 4
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- Sour cream (optional garnish)
- Rosemary (optional garnish)
How to make it 1 hour
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