From Leftovers to Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Who does not have a ton of leftovers after their Thanksgiving feast? If you are like me, you usually have a ton of leftovers. As you all know, I can get very creative with my leftovers, recreating them into something totally different that what they were when I first cooked them. That’s the fun part. There are lots of different mediums used to create art. Mine just happens to be recreating from my “firstovers” and changing them around to something completely new. I love doing that. 🙂

My latest recreation was a big pot of creamy pumpkin soup. The whole entire soup was recreated from leftovers. I still have a few more creative ideas in store too. You’ll just have to wait a bit longer for those to come your way. 🙂

My inspiration for this soup came from my pumpkin and shrimp pasta. More Pumpkin I had so much leftover from that, so I used it as my base. After our Thanksgiving feast, I used the rest of the roasted vegetables, the gravy and some of my turkey. Then I made turkey stock from the carcass and added that to the pot, as well as some more pumpkin/butternut squash sauce, some fresh herbs and a few more vegetables as well. And with a few twirls of my magic wooden spoon, this is what I got. YUM, YUM!

It was so good. And as usual, I had more leftovers than when I first started. I already have a few takers who are interested in some of the soup, which is good. I need help eating it. 🙂

It made for a simple meal of soup coupled with some warmed ciabatta bread and a cool, crisp chardonnay on the side. Larry topped his with a little cheese and then I added some fresh sage on top. After a big Thanksgiving feast, a simple meal was just what we needed.

As I always say, have fun, and play with your food. I always do. 🙂

Have a great day. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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