Creamy Vegetable Soup Recipe
"This blended soup makes a great first course for a special meal," says field editor Valerie Jones of Portland, Maine.
- 3 cups thinly sliced carrots
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2/3 cup chopped celery
- 1-1/2 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 4 cups chicken broth
- Dash ground nutmeg
- Pepper to taste
- 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle over medium-low heat, saute carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, garlic and sugar in oil for 5 minutes. Add broth, nutmeg and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- 2. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor. Return to the kettle and heat through. Yield: 4 servings (1-1/2 quarts).
1-1/2 cup: 136 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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