Some easy creamy pumpkin soup recipes include Creamy Pumpkin Soup from VeryBestBaking.com and Southwestern Pumpkin Soup from Epicurious.com. Both recipes use canned pumpkin puree to simplify the preparation process.
To prepare a creamy pumpkin soup according to the recipe on VeryBestBaking.com, warm up 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped clove of garlic, along with 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. When the onion and garlic soften, pour in 14.5 ounces of canned chicken broth and 1/2 cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to boil before lowering the heat and allowing the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes. Incorporate 15 ounces of canned pumpkin puree, 12 fluid ounces of canned evaporated milk and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Continue to cook the mixture for another five minutes. Thoroughly blend the mixture to make a smooth soup, and reheat it again before serving.
Follow the Southwestern pumpkin soup recipe on Epicurious.com by boiling 3 cups of chicken stock with 1 cup of whipping cream in a pot. Stir in 15 ounces of canned pumpkin puree and 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar. Season with 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon each of chili powder and ground coriander, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Simmer the soup for approximately 15 minutes to thicken it. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top each individual serving of soup with grated cheddar cheese and chopped fresh cilantro.