Gastronomy Recipe of the month : Halloween special
2018-10-23 18:29:22 TV5MONDE

Autumn is coming and Halloween is right round the corner! To celebrate witches, ghosts and other monsters, we have prepared a simple and fast seasonal recipe based on pumpkins, chestnuts and bacon. Everyone to the kitchen!


Crédit : Sarah Pflug


Cream of pumpkin soup with chestnuts and smoked bacon 

Ingredients (For 6 people)

1kg Pumpkin (approx two)
1 litre semi-skimmed milk 
420g cooked chestnuts 
200g smoked bacon 
25g butter



  • Peel the pumpkin
  • Wash the peeled pumpkin and chop into small cubes
  • Put the cubes in a saucepan
  • Pour in the milk to almost the level of the pumpkin
  • Stir and cook over high heat until pumpkin cubes are soft and tender (about 20 to 30 minutes).
  • Transfer the mix to a blender and blend till smooth
  • Grill / fry bacon in a dry pan and drain on paper towel
  • Brown the chestnuts in a frying pan for 15 minutes, stirring in the butter.
  • Put the chestnuts on a paper towel and chop them
  • Add the bacon and chestnuts into the pumpkin soup and you're done!
  • Tip: For a successful Halloween effect, you can serve your dish in a hollow pumpkin with the hat!

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Bon appétit !


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