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“Apres-Ski” Soup

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.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 qt.)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients; cook, covered, on high for 12-14 minutes or until vegetables and macaroni are tender, stirring twice. Remove bay leaf.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition 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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  • Dave
    Mar 31, 2020

    Interesting using acorn squash in soup. Microwave?

  • Yesenia
    Jan 18, 2020

    My husband and I enjoy the soup very much especially in very cold days. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  • MariahL
    Feb 27, 2015

    The leek was too overwhelming in the soup.

  • mkaskela
    Dec 30, 2014

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

  • spoiledbasher
    Mar 17, 2014

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

  • ejshellabarger
    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
    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
    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
    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.