I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh herbs and almond milk. —Merry Graham, Newhall, California
Recommended: Vegetarian Thanksgiving
- 1/4 cup buttery spread
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large rutabagas, peeled and cubed (about 9 cups)
- 1 large celery root, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
- 3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 large carrot, cubed (about 2/3 cup)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 7 cups vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
- Mix first four ingredients. Using a melon baller or 1-teaspoon measuring spoon, shape mixture into 12 balls. Freeze on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze up to 2 months.
- In a 6-qt. stock pot, heat oil over medium heat; saute rutabagas, celery root, leeks and carrot 8 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in stock, herbs, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 30-35 minutes.
- Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree soup in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in milk; heat through. Top servings with chives and herbed buttery spread balls. Yield: 12 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Autumn Bisque in Taste of Home September/October 2016, p46
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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016
"Hi Jeani_Coleman,The balls are about 1 tsp in size (see the directions step 1). There are 12 tsp in 1/4 cup and then you're adding 4 1/2 tsp of herbs. You should be able to get 14 nice size balls out of that."
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016
"I haven't made this yet but how can you make 14 balls out of 1/4 cup butter. Something is not right. The butterball in the picture looks like it's at least 1 Tbs which would yield only 4."