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Microwavable Pumpkin Soup

 This easy microwavable pumpkin soup recipe is so quick and convenient! One of the best of winter soups with a sweet rich flavour and golden colour, pumpkin soup is very simple to make and inexpensive.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams peeled pumpkin, cut into small pieces

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock or water and a stock cube
  • salt and pepper to taste


Method

  1. Put the vegetables, oil and butter into the Decor Microsafe® jug and stir well so the vegetables are coated.
  2. Put lid on jug with the pourer open and cook for 7 minutes. Stir well.
  3. Add tomato paste and stock. Replace the lid with pourer open and microwave for a further 10 minutes.
  4. Stir through the pourer opening and then microwave for a further 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Let rest for 2 minutes. Leave the flap open while the food is hot.
  5. Use a food processor or a hand-held electric blender to make a puree. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately or store in Decor Microsafe® containers ready for reheating. Great to take to work!