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Confetti Soup Recipe

I created this recipe when I was trying to think of something new and interesting to serve my family. They never cared much for vegetables until they tried this delicious soup.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced rutabaga
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, optional
  • 1 cup process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe 3-qt. baking dish, combine carrots, rutabaga, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, water and butter if desired. Cover and microwave on high for 9 minutes or until vegetables are just tender, stirring three times during cooking.
  • 2. Stir in cheese, corn, peas and ham; cover and let stand for 1 minute. Add milk, salt, pepper and sugar; cover and microwave on medium-high, stirring three times, for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and soup is heated through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 201 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 827 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.