logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Quick Cream of Any Vegetable Soup Recipe


Quick, easy, and versatile, this soup can be made with almost any favorite or leftover vegetable. It can also be made special by sprinkling with crisp bacon (which you can purchase already cooked and crumbled at the grocery store), croutons, toasted nuts, fresh herbs; the possibilities are endless!

Made in less than 30 minutes, this soup may be served with hot bread (out of your automatic bread machine, of course, which will take you about 5 minutes to dump in the ingredients before you rush off to work), and a simple salad made while the veggies are simmering. Life is good—and so is this soup!

The Basic Soup Mix link is at the bottom of this article.

2 cups water
1 pound fresh vegetables, or frozen or canned (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes

2 cups Basic Cream Soup Mix
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place the water, vegetables, salt, and onion flakes in a 2-3 quart saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the veggies are barely cooked through. Drain the vegetables, reserving the cooking liquid. Pour the liquid back into the pan and add enough cold water to equal 3 cups; whisk in the Cream Soup Mix. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat; stir in the vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: You may use any fresh vegetable such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, mushrooms, spinach, onions, etc. If using mushrooms, spinach, or onions, sautè in 2 tablespoons butter prior to adding to the water.

OR: Use a 10-16 ounce package frozen vegetable(s), or canned vegetables (canned artichokes are terrific).

VARIATIONS TO CREAM OF ANY VEGETABLE SOUP

Bacon: Sautè ½ pound bacon; crumble bacon and set aside to put on top when serving. If you want extra bacon flavor, lightly sautè the vegetables in the bacon fat prior to adding water.

Cheese: Stir in 2-4 cups grated cheese just prior to serving; stir to melt the cheese, but do not boil.

Nut Butter: Place 1/4 cup nuts (any kind, but hazelnuts are great) on a baking sheet and toast in oven until light tan, about 10 minutes at 350°. If using hazelnuts, wrap in a towel and rub to loosen skin; other nuts use as is. Chop nuts and using a mixer, combine them with 1 stick butter and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or use 1 teaspoon dried). Place a scoop of the butter on top just as you are serving the soup.

Extra Fattening, but Good enough For a First Course for Fancy Company: Stir in 1 cup whipping cream.

Basic Cream Soup Mix

.









Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Twitter Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Facebook Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to MySpace Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Quick+Cream+of+Any+Vegetable+Soup+Recipe to Reddit




Other Recipes using Basic Cream Soup Mix
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Dressed Up Hummus Recipe

Spur of the Moment Potato & Zucchini Bake Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor