1- I really don't care for fresh mushrooms,
2- Bob Evans' Zesty Hot breakfast sausage can be pretty pricey, and
3- I rarely have chicken broth on hand.
|The flavor is nothing like what you would expect!|
Now it was time to modify this puppy and make it my own. I traded the fresh mushrooms for canned, the expensive sausage for the Aldi brand plus a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, and the broth for bouillon cubes and water- and I still use heavy cream at the end.
I could eat this any time of the year, but right now it just seems particularly appropriate. I have shared this at any number of carry-in events, at work, school, church, Bible studies, family functions- you name it- I've shared it with them- and I usually come home with an empty container.
|In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit |
that this big mug holds two full servings!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Pumpkin and Sausage Soup
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Serving Size : 7 Preparation Time :0:00
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 ounces canned mushrooms -- stems and pieces
1/2 cup minced onion
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 pound bulk sausage
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes -- optional, if not using hot sausage
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic -- from a jar
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
15 ounces canned pumpkin
1/2 cup heavy cream -- mixed with 1/2 cup cold water
Combine mushrooms in their liquid, onion and some water in blender container. Process until vegetables are finely chopped. Drain liquid into one-quart measure.
Add water to liquid in the one-quart measure to reach the four-cup level. Bring liquid to a boil.
Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling liquid.
Meanwhile, brown sausage, drain, and then add the mushrooms and onion, garlic and herbs.
When all is blended, stir in the pumpkin and the bouillon and mix well.
Simmer 20-30 minutes.
Stir in the cream/water and simmer on low another 10-15 min.
Taste and add salt/pepper as needed.
"modified from the original by PhoebeHerself"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 230 Calories; 20g Fat (76.3% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 46mg Cholesterol; 720mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat.
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0