Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
eko42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 843
Gallery: eko42
Stats: 184/170/125
WOE: hHCG
Start Date: July 9, 2013
I made PhoebeHerself's Pumpkin and Sausage Soup for dinner and...

it was delicious! It may sound unusual but it is great, easy to make and perfect for a chilly evening's dinner. Thank you for posting this we really enjoyed it.

Erin---

PUMPKIN AND SAUSAGE SOUP

2 c mashed pumpkin (1 15 oz can)
4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. minced onion
1 c. finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 c half and half mixed with 1/2 c water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T Italian Seasoning
1/2 pound spicy sausage
Brown sausage, drain, and then add the onion, garlic and herbs. When the sausage is browned, stir in the pumpkin. Stir in the broth and mix well. Simmer 20-30 minutes. Stir in the milk and simmer on low another 10-15 min. Taste and add salt/pepper as needed.

It tastes nothing like you would expect it to! I use Bob Evans hot breakfast sausage, and it is nice and spicy. Really hits the spot.
eko42 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 10-23-2004, 11:40 AM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
 
TrueTrue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,964
Gallery: TrueTrue
Stats: 189.5/176.5/155 | 5'8" | Age 44
WOE: JUDDD
Start Date: 21 July 2014
Erin thanks for posting this!

Today is the perfect soup day -- rainy and cold! So I just made a vat full (doubled your recipe) this afternoon for a party and it is wonderful! I love the spiciness of it! Here's a fun serving idea too... don't mix in the half & half while the soup's on the stove -- instead, dish the soup out into serving bowls, then drizzle a little half & half onto each bowlful. It looks kind of pretty. Yum-may!
TrueTrue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
 
eko42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 843
Gallery: eko42
Stats: 184/170/125
WOE: hHCG
Start Date: July 9, 2013
Your welcome TrueTrue,

The soup was so yummy I just had to pass it on. Great idea for party presentation, I would have never thought of that. We are having the leftovers for dinner tonight with Carbquick biscuits. It will probably be even better tonight because like spaghetti, soup tastes better the next day.

Erin---
eko42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 288
Gallery: Recluse8
Stats: 157/112/110
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: May 2004
This soup sounds really good - but - I dont like mushrooms and was wondering if you guys can come up with a substitute for me. I would just leave them out entirely but it calls for an entire cup - maybe some kind of squash? Or green beans? And about the sausage - is it the bulk kind - in the tube - such as Owens or Jimmy Dean? Thanks...Hoping it will cool down here sometime soon...
Recluse8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2004, 02:48 AM   #5
Senior LCF Member
 
1BellaDonna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 978
Gallery: 1BellaDonna
Stats: Highest =202 (post-pregnancy 1 of 2)/142.6, 5'8"
WOE: LC, hcg, JUDDD
i've never had a pumpkin soup before but this sounds yummy for when the weather cools off some (it's still in the upper 80's here). just a quick question though...what can i do for the half and half part. i don't have access to that or to any of those lc milks. can i use cream? what ratios would you reccommend?

tia,
letty
1BellaDonna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2004, 04:04 AM   #6
Major LCF Poster!
 
TrueTrue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,964
Gallery: TrueTrue
Stats: 189.5/176.5/155 | 5'8" | Age 44
WOE: JUDDD
Start Date: 21 July 2014
Yes, I think you could use cream with no problem -- but I wouldn't use as much... just thin it with a bit of water till it's about the consistency of half & half.
TrueTrue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
Senior LCF Member
 
eko42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 843
Gallery: eko42
Stats: 184/170/125
WOE: hHCG
Start Date: July 9, 2013
I actually used a 1/2 cup heavy cream instead of half and half because I didn't have any and I believe cream to be lower in carbs.

As for the mushrooms, just omit them. You can't really taste them, mushrooms do not have much flavor on their own.

I used a 12 ounce tube of Jimmy Dean's Hot Sausage.

I am going to post the recipe as I made it. This may help to clarify.

Erin---


*PUMPKIN AND SAUSAGE SOUP*

12 ounce tube Jimmy Dean Hot sausage
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
1- 15 ounce can pumpkin
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water

Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
Then stir in the broth and mix well.
Simmer 20-30 minutes.
Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 min.
Taste and add salt/pepper as needed.
Serve.
eko42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2004, 10:49 PM   #8
Senior LCF Member
 
showgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange Co, CA
Posts: 581
Gallery: showgirl
Stats: 127/116/115 5'3"
WOE: diet free!
Start Date: 3/1/05
eko-i luv how you try the recipes and give your review. maybe you should start a thread "eko's recipe reviews"

ps-your dog is adorable. it almost looks like a stuffed animal
showgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2004, 01:44 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
eko42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 843
Gallery: eko42
Stats: 184/170/125
WOE: hHCG
Start Date: July 9, 2013
Thanks showgirl,

I have so much fun trying the recipes on this board and when one is a winner I want to pass it on to everyone.

And as for my dog, that is Oliver my best buddy. He is a 2 year old Rough Coated Jack Russell Terrier or as my family likes to call him a Jack Russell Terrorist. LOL

Erin---
eko42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2004, 05:25 AM   #10
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,496
Gallery: Alania
Stats: 196/185/130
Start Date: September 2014
Thanks for the review Erin. I have been meaning to try Phoebe's recipe but for some silly reason I never do. You have started a fire under me to do so. I want some soup!
Alania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2004, 03:38 PM   #11
Senior LCF Member
 
Nana Susie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 851
Gallery: Nana Susie
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 8-2-08
I plan on going to the store tomorrow to get the goods for this recipe and a couple of others. Thanks for sharing it with us! Looks great
Nana Susie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2004, 07:53 PM   #12
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 91
Gallery: Pinkster
Stats: Weighing in Nov. 1 ..... then induction.
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: Nov 1, 2004 (re-induction)
Re: I made PhoebeHerself's Pumpkin and Sausage Soup for dinner and...

Quote:
Originally posted by eko42
it was delicious! It may sound unusual but it is great, easy to make and perfect for a chilly evening's dinner. Thank you for posting this we really enjoyed it.

Erin---

PUMPKIN AND SAUSAGE SOUP

2 c mashed pumpkin (1 15 oz can)
4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. minced onion
1 c. finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 c half and half mixed with 1/2 c water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T Italian Seasoning
1/2 pound spicy sausage
Brown sausage, drain, and then add the onion, garlic and herbs. When the sausage is browned, stir in the pumpkin. Stir in the broth and mix well. Simmer 20-30 minutes. Stir in the milk and simmer on low another 10-15 min. Taste and add salt/pepper as needed.

It tastes nothing like you would expect it to! I use Bob Evans hot breakfast sausage, and it is nice and spicy. Really hits the spot.
I would LOVE to give this a try for Thanksgiving. It sounds so good. Thanks for bringing this up!!
Pinkster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2004, 04:53 AM   #13
Senior LCF Member
 
ketosisgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 476
Gallery: ketosisgirl
Stats: Post babies=218/170/125
WOE: Stress


This soup was so yummy! I know what you mean about it not tasting like you would expect it to.

I am kind of new to LCing. Any idea how many carbs are in this recipe?

Thanks for sharing it!
ketosisgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2004, 11:08 AM   #14
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
PhoebeHerself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 4,995
Gallery: PhoebeHerself
Stats: 203.4/183.6/160
WOE: -17.8 lbs HCG/JUDDD is next
Start Date: February 2012
Hooray!!!

Isn't this FABULOUS??

Regarding the mushrooms - leave them out if you don't have or like them! The 'shrooms simply add a bit more bulk and an interesting texture to the soup - nothing more

I use the Bob Evans tubed breakfast sausage (Bob Evans is the ONLY brand I've found that does not contain sugar or brown sugar or corn syrup. Why oh why must people add sugar to meat???)

Glad everyone is enjoying this amazingly hearty and satisfying soup!!
PhoebeHerself is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2004, 12:15 PM   #15
Major LCF Poster!
 
Sooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 1,809
Gallery: Sooz
Stats: 171.8/157.9/145 (5'6")
WOE: LC/IF
Start Date: Over and over and over
This sounds so good. We had Pumpkin Soup at our favorite little Irish Pub the other night and the guys loved it. I liked it but thought it was missing sokmething. This recipe sounds like it will be perfect.

I'm gonna make it tonite!

Sooz
Sooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 08:28 AM   #16
Senior LCF Member
 
buffstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 255
Gallery: buffstuff
Stats: 205/150/155(5'8")
WOE: moderate carbs
Start Date: March 2004
I made this for dinner last night. We had a soup and salad night. It is very hearty and YUMMY! I doubled the recipe because I wanted to have it for lunch or as a side for the next day or two...if it makes it that long! Hubby loved it too, that's a bonus!
buffstuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 11:22 AM   #17
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
LuvToLose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: rock hill,sc
Posts: 1,724
Gallery: LuvToLose
Stats: 157/156/125
Imade this last nite and loved it. I used Trader Joe's gourmet chicken sausage which is alittle spicy and it turned out great. I'm having it for luch with Dottie's pumpkin pound cake, yum.
LuvToLose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 02:49 PM   #18
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Bfranke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,918
Gallery: Bfranke
Stats: 177.5/139.5/117.5
WOE: Modified Atkins/Exercise
Start Date: 12/26/05
Oh, my this is good! I tweaked a little. Used a whole # of spicy sausage (and I don't even like sausage!) and a 29 oz can of pumpkin. I used carb countdown milk. This is really yummy.
I divided it into 6 servings, had one for my supper, the others will be lunches to carry to work. I am always wracking my brain for things to have ready to take with me in the mornings.
Thanks,
Bette
Bfranke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #19
Senior LCF Member
 
1BellaDonna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 978
Gallery: 1BellaDonna
Stats: Highest =202 (post-pregnancy 1 of 2)/142.6, 5'8"
WOE: LC, hcg, JUDDD
do you guys think this is something that could be frozen? i am trying to do some mass-cooking this weekend and i think it would be nice to have a soup available too. besides, it's just me and i don't think i'd eat the whole pot by myself. (well, i shouldn't!)


-letty
1BellaDonna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 08:48 AM   #20
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,496
Gallery: Alania
Stats: 196/185/130
Start Date: September 2014
Yes, I would also love to know if it freezes well. My family is picky and I will be the only one eating the soup.
Alania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 10:56 AM   #21
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 69
Gallery: kcjudi
Stats: 187/178/135
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: January 2007
carb counts?

Would you by chance have the carb count. I also love Bob Evans sausage (only one with no sugar stuff)

thanks
kcjudi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 11:09 AM   #22
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 69
Gallery: kcjudi
Stats: 187/178/135
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: January 2007
carb counts?

Would you by chance have the carb count. I also love Bob Evans sausage (only one with no sugar stuff)

thanks
kcjudi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 02:57 PM   #23
Senior LCF Member
 
jewel1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Richmond, CA
Posts: 237
Gallery: jewel1
Stats: 215/155/150
Thanks for posting...

I made a half recipe and added a lot of sage, some red pepper flakes (since my sausage wasn't spicy) and fresh freshly ground nutmeg at the end. Very yummy and filling...

I only wish I had made a full batch! Well, I have a little bit of leftovers anyway...
jewel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #24
Senior LCF Member
 
mahyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MO
Posts: 875
Gallery: mahyde
Stats: 119/110/110
WOE: moderate carbs/Zone
Start Date: April 2001
I just made this for dinner today and wow, it was the best!!!

Thanks for the great recipe.

mahyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 05:11 PM   #25
Junior LCF Member
 
JameyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 35
Gallery: JameyL
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: Feb 2, 2004
We had this soup for dinner tonight and LOVED it!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Even my non-lc hubby said this recipe is a keeper!!! I can't wait to eat it again for lunch tomorrow!!
JameyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 05:31 PM   #26
Major LCF Poster!
 
Patt3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Up North
Posts: 2,385
Gallery: Patt3
Stats: 173/153/150
WOE: /low carb
I made this for Halloween dinner tongiht. We loved it! I might use onoy 1/2 the Italian seasoning next time. Very interesting blend of flavors. My husband couldn't stop raving about it!
I also made Dottie's Pumpkin Pound cake. It's still cooling! Can't wait!
Patt3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 06:43 PM   #27
Senior LCF Member
 
Wine2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 915
Gallery: Wine2
Stats: 5'7 53 y.o.189/175/165 (size:14,12,10)
WOE: JUDDD
Start Date: 12/26/11
I made it last night and loved it! I saved putting in the cream into our own individual bowls, so it's more controlled to each person's liking. But we loved it Thanks for the recipe!
Wine2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 07:21 PM   #28
Way too much time on my hands!
 
Pami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 27,310
Gallery: Pami
WOE: LC JUDDD
To all of you who are asking about the carb count:

Per serving, based on 6 servings per recipe:

244 Calories; 19g Fat (68.7% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate;
3g Dietary Fiber; 33mg Cholesterol; 774mg Sodium

(This is for the ORIGINAL recipe, all the way at the top of this thread.)

Erin, I'm taking your word on this... and I'm making a double batch tomorrow.
I only have 29-oz. cans of pumpkin, and I don't want to have leftover sausage,
so I'm using the whole pound, and hoping I'll love this!
__________________
.

If at first you don't succeed, try doing it by the book...
It's not a stall when you're cheating!
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as any other. (Yiddish Proverb)
~Proud to be a Famous Banta Babe~

Last edited by Pami; 10-31-2004 at 07:23 PM..
Pami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 09:44 PM   #29
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
tortpoint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Epping NH USA
Posts: 3,032
Gallery: tortpoint
If you don't like mushrooms

puree them and you will have the flavor and not the big pieces
tortpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 03:05 PM   #30
Senior LCF Member
 
eko42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 843
Gallery: eko42
Stats: 184/170/125
WOE: hHCG
Start Date: July 9, 2013
Pami,

I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised.

I made the soup again this weekend for an out of town guest and received rave reviews.

Erin---
eko42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.