Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Soup

Disclaimer! This is NOT Mennonite but if you add farmer sausage you can pretend!








Veggie chowder is a delicious and fairly healthy soup. I discovered the recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com/. It's meatless so I add some Mennonite farmer sausage or Dutch rookworst to add some 'meat' for the man of the house.


Here's the recipe:



In this recipe, a variety of fresh vegetables are cooked in chicken broth and combined with a creamy cheddar cheese mixture which is seasoned with chopped parsley and ground black pepper.



Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ready In: 50 Minutes

Makes: 6 - 8 servings



Ingredients



1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup margarine

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup cauliflower chopped

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup fresh chopped broccoli

3 cups water

3 cubes chicken bouillon

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese ( I only use 1 cup or so)

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups milk



Directions



1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the pepper and onions in butter or margarine until tender.

2. Add remaining vegetables, water, bouillon, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer covered for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

3. Combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into pan. Bring soup to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Mix in the parsley. Just before serving, stir in the cheese until melted.

7 comments:

  1. HMMMMM...good. This looks yummy enough for my boys to enjoy! Thanks for the post. Soups are always welcome in my home. Thanks for the recipe post.

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  2. yummo.......yup i would say that the sausage classifies it as mennonite........chuckle

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  3. Rachel this soup looks great . .. your instructions are really professional and the pictures are so inviting.

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  4. Oh dear....I cannot take credit for the professional instructions. It's been copied from another site :)

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  5. well then you are smart. . for thinking to do that. .and yes you did give them credit.

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  6. The soup looks yummy! And you are so right about adding the meat for the man of the house...I'm quite OK with just veggies.

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  7. Hey made this soup the other day. I love trying new recipes but when I saw this I thought hmm maybe I better not. My hubby and I hate broccoli and cauliflower. But I think broccoli is very good for you so maybe we should eat it every now and then. Well I made it with the farmer sausage and let me tell you I loved it!! Hubby really enjoyed it too. Said the recipe is a keeper. Daughter can't get enough but my son is not as sold. So good thanks for sharing. :o)

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