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    Pumpkin Recipes Packed With Nutrition

    Three Tasty Reasons to Move Pumpkins From the Porch to the Pantry


    CALORIES 162g; FAT 5g (satfat 4g, monofat 1g, polyfat 0g); PROTEIN 6g; FIBER 2g; CHOLESTEROL 17mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 505mg; CALCIUM 102mg.

    Pumpkin Soup


    For 6 Servings

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 cup peeled and cubed (1/2-inch) sweet potato
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 14 1/2-ounce cans fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
    • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)


    1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in flour, curry powder, cumin, nutmeg, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add sweet potato, salt, broth, and pumpkin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.

    2. Place half of pumpkin mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining pumpkin mixture. Return soup to pan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat; stir in juice. Garnish with chives, if desired. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup).


    CALORIES 121 (21% from fat); FAT 2.8g (satfat 1.6g, monofat 0.7g, polyfat 0.2g); PROTEIN 5.1g; CARBOHYDRATES 19.7g; FIBER 3.5g; CHOLESTEROL 7mg; IRON 1.5mg; SODIUM 565mg; CALCIUM 85mg.

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    Reviewed on September 29, 2009
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