Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup

Ingredients

2 pumpkin pie pumpkins or 5 cups canned pumpkin

1 TB. coconut oil

3/4 cup shallots, diced

3 garlic cloves, chopped

4 cups organic vegetable broth

1 TB. fresh sage, chopped

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Using a sharp knife, cut the pumpkins in half. Scoop out seeds and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1-1/2 hours until pumpkin edges are slightly brown. Using a large metal spoon, scoop cooked pumpkin flesh into a bowl.

In a large pot over medium heat, sauté coconut oil and shallots for 4-5 minutes until tender. Stir in garlic and cook an additional minute. Stir in pumpkin flesh, vegetable broth, sage, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer covered for 15 minutes. In a blender, and working in batches of no more 2 cups, purée soup. Return soup to the pot, and heat through. Season with additional sea salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with sage. Enjoy!