Halloween Pumpkin and Garlic soupHalloween is a great time of year when the weather is cooling down and hot foods are coming back in. If you are having a party or special dinner then pumpkin soup made in your slow cooker has to be on the menu.

Here is a recipe for pumpkin soup with a twist. The addition of garlic and some other vegetables gives it a new taste to the traditional soup. Make it in your crock pot slow cooker and serve it in pumpkin shaped bowls or make your own by hollowing out a large pumpkin or individual ones. Brush with a little lemon juice to stop discoloring and serve immediately you fill the shells.

Pumpkin and Garlic Soup
1/2 cup yellow split peas (soak overnight)
1 tbs olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
20oz (550g) small pumpkin pieces
5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg
15oz (42g) can creamed corn

My_Slow_Cooker_SOUPS_ 265x398Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic and toss until clear. Transfer to your slow cooker and add the peas, stock and the pumpkin. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Make sure the lid fits well and no steam escapes. Add the corn and seasonings and cook for another 2 hours. Take out at least a cup of soup especially some of the peas and blend, then add back to thicken the soup. Serve with crusty bread and top with some chopped parsley.

How easy is that! I hope you enjoy this pumpkin and garlic soup this Halloween.

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