Pumpkin, Pancetta, and Arborio Rice Soup

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match: 70 Recipes to Pair and Share

By Ivy Manning

Published 2017

  • About

I love the way the rich, salty pancetta plays against the sweetness of pumpkin in this ode to autumn. The short-grain arborio rice, traditionally used in risotto, makes the soup soothing and filling. For the most delicious results, get an heirloom variety of pumpkin like Long Island Cheese pumpkin, Rouge Vif D’Étampes (aka Cinderella pumpkin), or a Queensland Blue pumpkin from the farmers’ market. It takes about 30 minutes to take down a squash and dice it, and a 6-lb [2.7-kg] pumpkin will