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Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream -- or both.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2009
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  • colorform
    26 OCT, 2011
    This soup is delicious! Very warm and comforting. I add a little more garlic than it calls for. Also, I am vegan and I didn't even have to make any substitutions!
    • ddmagna76305
      23 OCT, 2018
      Made this soup too but added nutmegs, cinnamon, curry and a little pure maple syrup. Delicious...
  • MS12545776
    21 OCT, 2018
    Delicious soup that is easy to make. My daughter is lactose intolerant and it is great to have a soup that is creamy but without any dairy.
  • j_saal
    10 OCT, 2015
    I was looking for a pumpkin soup recipe without cream. This was so good I followed the recipe exactly except I used a pumpkin from my garden - probably not a sugar pumpkin. I will make it again. People who say it is bland... I don't get it, unless maybe your broth is super bland.
  • Waverly77
    15 JAN, 2015
    Mmm very delicious!! I just love pumpkin and this is one great recipe that includes one of my favorite treats.. I just made one change to the recipe and that is instead of putting shiitake mushrooms, I added penny bun mushrooms which gave the soup and amazing kick.
  • MS112593278
    14 DEC, 2014
    lovely flavor - used chicken broth though - and topped with cilantro and an asian mixed salad - fennel, apple, cabbage, kohlrabi (all finely diced) mixed with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.
  • Dan Gomez
    8 NOV, 2013
    Made with chicken stock instead of veggie, just as good. Also rounded it out for fuller flavor with additional spices, including a few dashes of garlic powder, onion flakes, creole seasoning, himalayan salt, ground thyme, ground sage, ground nutmeg, ground whole cloves, ground ginger, curry and red pepper flakes. It probably sounds over-seasoned but I added only a scant amount of each, so one particular spice doesn't overwhelm it. Superb! Let it rest a bit, marry & serve later, reheated slowly.
  • San Jose Cook
    3 NOV, 2013
    The mushrooms add a nice earthiness to it, but I agreed it needed something else. I went with the earthy tones, and added cayenne, cumin, and thyme. I topped it with roasted pumpkin seeds and bacon. Yum!
  • tawnycleveland
    29 NOV, 2012
    mmmm! Made this with pumpkins from the garden so not sure they are sugar pumpkins, added some spicey pork sausage and served with homemade bread. Made the cold rainy evening to yummy and cozy!
  • Luci9
    15 NOV, 2012
    Way to much onion in my opinion. Also it has a grainy texture but I used a blender instead of a hand blender. This is the second roast pumpkin recipe I've tried and it has been a disappointment. I will never again roast another sugar pumpkin. There are much better options for roasting.
  • MomFarmWife2
    13 NOV, 2012
    I thought using our pumpkins/squash would be perfect for this recipe! I was disapointed- the soup was bland- I guess when I say pumpkin I was expecting sweet - or a kick but sadly I think this one needs to go back to the drawing board :( Usually I love all of Marthas recipes- and was excited to find a gourd one but this just didnt pan out.

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