Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Grab yourself a bowl and celebrate National Soup Month with me!
We had quite a deep freeze here in the Northeast recently. We had temps in the single digits for weeks at a time. Brrrr it was cold! During frigid temperatures (and throughout the year, if I’m being honest), I really love a delicious bowl of soup. I recently tried Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups and I love that they are a quick, delicious meal option for me during these cold winter months. To go with the soup, I made a vibrant, seasonal salad that features roasted pumpkin, sliced figs and candied walnuts.
Warming up during winter
I love that the walnuts add a delicious crunch and boost in protein. To intensify their flavor & add some sweetness, I place a handful of nuts on the stove over medium heat with a tablespoon of sugar. Toss for a few minutes until the nuts become extra fragrant.
Next I start by taking some cubed pumpkin and placing it in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. This caramelizes the pumpkin and makes the bite-sized portions absolutely delectable.
While the pumpkin is roasting in the oven, it’s time to prepare the soup. Today I am trying the Loaded Potato variety of Idahoan Steakhouse Soups but there are other flavors available: Creamy Potato, Cheddar Potato and Cheddar Broccoli. I cannot wait to check out the other flavors this week!
Start by boiling 4 cups of water in a medium pot on the stove. Did you know that January is National Soup Month? What is it about a big bowl of soup that makes it the perfect comfort food? Prepare a big bowl of comfort for yourself this winter!
Once boiling, pour the contents of one packet of Idahoan Steakhouse Soup into the water.
Whisk for 5 minutes. Then shut off the heat and let the sit for 5 minutes.
This soup is delicious and warm and comforting. Everything you want from a bowl of soup during winter!
This soup is good for the belly and good for the soul! I love that Idahoan Steakhouse Soups provide a flavorful, slow-cooked taste of gourmet soup that can be prepared in only 5 minutes at home.
To put the salad together, simply top a bed of arugula with the roasted pumpkin, toasted walnuts and some sliced figs.
Drizzle some oil & vinegar on top of the salad. Season with salt & pepper, to taste.
How are you going to stay warm this winter? Be sure to make this soup yourself and experience the rich, creamy texture of Idahoan Steakhouse Soups for yourself this winter! I love that Idahoan Steakhouse Soups combine red Idaho® potatoes with tasty seasonings and creamy cheeses. Every spoonful is delicious!
Is there anything better than cuddling up indoors by the window with a big bowl of soup and watching the snow fall outside? I think that’s pretty much my idea of a great winter afternoon!
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Experience the rich, creamy flavor of Idahoan Steakhouse Soups for yourself this winter. Have you ever made a salad with roasted pumpkin & figs? Do you love a comforting bowl of soup during the colder months?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.