Fastest Fall Dinner Ever: 5-Ingredient Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Chorizo!

/ Thursday, October 2, 2014

During a shoot this week, our camera man told me about how his lovely girl friends makes big pots of soup for him once fall hits. It's her creative solution for having a partner with long, unpredictable work hours. Soup's the perfect solution! It's cozy, make-ahead and easy to reheat when one (or both) of you get home from work late. I'm curious: What's your meal schedule like? Do you and your S.O eat together? Dine in shifts? I'd love to know!
Since starting this new TV job, I never seem to make it home in time for dinner. It's been a big adjustment: Not only do I feel guilty about not being able to cook for boyfriend, I feel awful asking him to wait to eat his dinner until I come home. I'm curious: What's your meal schedule like? Do you eat together? Dine in shifts? I'd love to know!

Anyway, I figured I'd give this soup solution a try. On Sunday I made a big pot-o-Pumpkin Soup! But since I like full-flavored recipes, I added some spicy dried chorizo and hot paprika for a fabulous kick—that's super savory, too! You only need five ingredients to master this fun fall recipe. Want to dress it up a big, though? Add some fresh parsley and crusty bread for serving...


5 to 6 ounces dried chorizo, casing removed and roughly chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (28-ounce) can pure pumpkin 
3 to 4 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons hot paprika, plus more for topping (optional)

PANTRY STAPLES: Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Cook the chorizo in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and drippings release into man (you should have about 2 tablespoons drippings. If not, add a slash of olive oil). Transfer chorizo to a paper towel–lined plate using a slotted spoon. 

2. To the saucepan, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin, chicken broth, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. 

3. Divide the soup among bowls. Top with the chorizo and more paprika, if desired.

If that's not enough pumpkin for you, I have even more recipe! Try my 5-Ingredient Frozen Pumpkin Pie—INSANE!—Pumpkin Parmesan Risotto, Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, or my Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake (seriously my favorite things ever) xox - Erin

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