Pumpkins are a fall favorite but did you know they’re also a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C? While most of us might only think of using pumpkin in our lattes or pies, this hardy fall vegetable can be used to make a great soup base that can last all season.
What you’ll need:
1 pumpkin, or your favorite fall gourd like butternut squash
What you’ll do:
- Place fresh pumpkin goop and seeds in a large stock pot with other chopped vegetables, such as onions, carrots and celery.
- Fill the pot 3⁄4 full with water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour, or until it starts to change color.
- Allow to cool, then strain out seeds, guts and vegetables. Use the stock in soups, casseroles or goodies, or freeze for later.
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