Creamy Root Veggie Soup Recipe

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Creamy Root Veggie Soup Recipe
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Creamy Root Veggie Soup Recipe

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On chilly nights, we fill the pot with parsnips and celery root for a smooth, creamy soup. Garlic, bacon and fresh thyme make it even better. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large celery root, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 6 medium parsnips, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional minced fresh thyme

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Add celery root, parsnips, stock and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf.
Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in cream, 2 teaspoons thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Top servings with bacon and additional thyme. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Root Veggie Soup in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p65

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 295 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein.

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large celery root, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 6 medium parsnips, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional minced fresh thyme
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add celery root, parsnips, stock and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in cream, 2 teaspoons thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Top servings with bacon and additional thyme. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Root Veggie Soup in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p65

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 236319
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe."

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KelliHill User ID: 6768571 218201
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"This soup was good, had a sweeter flavor than I expected."

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MissAshley21 User ID: 7217936 214355
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"This soup was delicious. I decided to add ham along with the bacon. The first time around that i made this, there were too many complaints about there not being enough meat. Great recipe."

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