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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


  • 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


  • 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 cup: 201 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 15249
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I've loved this recipe from the very first time I made it! The variety of veggies makes it a very pretty soup, and of course there is the health benefit of getting all the nutrition from them. Because this isn't slow cooked, while the flavors do blend a bit, they do not meld, so there is still their own distinct tastes in every bite. The thin milk "broth" has just a very light suggestion of cheesiness, and a touch of the veggies comes through, as well. It's a very appealing dish, distinctly different from every other soup I make."

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