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Spicy and Creamy Vegetable Soup

Spicy and Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
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nuttyflower

This is my take on a Tuscan favorite.

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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 837 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, carrot, and celery until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaves, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and dill weed; cook until garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Pour water into onion mixture and bring to a boil. Stir chicken base into the boiling water until dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes with green chiles, potatoes, and green beans; bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add browned mushrooms to the soup. Stir heavy cream and kale into soup; cook until kale is tender and soup is heated through, about 5 minutes.
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jking
4

jking

10/16/2012

This was really, really good. The only changes I made were instead of the Rotel, I used fresh tomatoes and green peppers, and Frank's Hot Sauce. I also used half and half instead of heavy cream. Absolutely delicious, will definitely make again.

wannabe_writer
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wannabe_writer

8/18/2012

My husband scolded me for having been married to him for the last 7 years and never serving this to him before. He said it was the best soup I have ever made. Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Alterations: I didn't have celery, green beans or mushrooms on hand, but it was still good. I did have 1/2 cup dry lentils, so I threw them in at the same time as the potatoes to add heartiness since I was missing some ingredients. I also added some salt--not sure how much as I did it to taste, but it was quite a bit. The soup was quite spicy, so I added a little milk to the kids' bowls after I served it, which also helped with the temperature for them. Hubby and I ate it and lived it full strength.

Saveur
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Saveur

8/30/2012

This soup was a nice change of pace for us. Love all of those fresh veggies! The broth is excellent, and the trio of dill, thyme, and rosemary works wonderfully in this recipe. A few tweaks, I used about 1/2 lb hot italian sausage, browned and removed from the pot to be added back later. I just eyeballed the amount of veggies, and probably ended up doubling most. I sauteed the sliced mushroom with the onion/celery/carrot mix, sauteed in the sausage drippings, and used low sodium chicken broth, about 8 cups total. I also used a bit more heavy cream, and celery salt to season. A nice summer-into-fall soup! Thanks for sharing your recipe with AR.

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