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Creamy Vegetable Soup Recipe

Creamy Vegetable Soup Recipe

"This blended soup makes a great first course for a special meal," says field editor Valerie Jones of Portland, Maine.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth) equals 136 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.