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"Apres-Ski" Soup Recipe

"Apres-Ski" Soup Recipe

Apres ski, French for 'after skiing,' refers to the social time directly after getting off the slopes, and this microwave soup is perfect for the occasion. Chock full of healthy veggies, this one will warm you from head to toe. Nancy Hamlin - Littleton, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed acorn squash
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium leek (white portion only), thinly sliced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place butter in a 3-qt. microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 15-20 seconds or until melted. Add squash, carrot and leek; stir to coat. Cook, covered, on high for 6 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook, covered, on high for 12-14 minutes or until vegetables and macaroni are tender, stirring twice. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 qt.).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 92 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 594mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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MariahL User ID: 6035998 221477
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"The leek was too overwhelming in the soup."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 216415
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I think it would be better with chicken in it, but was overall good."

spoiledbasher User ID: 3194367 156048
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Very good taste, easy and fun to make. Not a keeper, but a great recipe anyway."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 154507
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"We very much enjoyed this soup. I did roast all the veggies before adding them to the soup and cooked the soup on the stovetop."

katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 100445
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"I enjoyed this, thought I made it on the stove instead of the microwave. I didn't add any squash in and enjoyed it anyway."

littlesis505 User ID: 7209873 82079
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This is a very good soup that the whole family loved. The squash really set the soup off. Will be making this again."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 157626
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"This is a soft, gentle soup that warms thoroughly, and my family absolutely loves it. We will be making it for cold days as often as we can."

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