Category Archives: Soup

Turkey Soup with Rice

Turkey Soup with Rice

1/2 cup rice
1 tbs oil
1 carrot, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped kale
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tbs chopped parsley

In a pan, bring rice and 1 cup water to a boil. Simmer until rice is still slightly firm. Warm oil in a pan. Add carrot, season with salt, cook until almost tender. Add garlic, saute 30 seconds. Transfer carrot mixture to a bowl. Add turkey to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink. Add broth, rice, carrot mixture, kale, garlic powder and onion powder to pan, season with salt and pepper, bring to a boil. Simmer until rice is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and SERVE…

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 leeks, white and pale-green parts, sliced thin (see Note on cleaning)
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled, diced potatoes (about 3 medium-size or 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1.In a large deep pot or saucepan, cook bacon on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard grease; wipe out pan.

2.In the same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots and leeks, and cook for 2 more minutes. Add broth, potatoes and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

3.Take soup off heat. Stir in bacon and 1 cup of the cheese. Serve, garnishing with additional cheese if desired.

Zucchini Soup With Herbs

Zucchini Soup With Herbs

5 cups zucchini, chopped
1 large potato, peeled, cut into 1″ cubes
1 cup water
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon margarine, melted
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons dried whole tarragon
1/2 teaspoon bouillon granules, chicken-flavored
1/2 cup skim milk

Combine zucchini, potato, and 1 cup water in a small Dutch oven. Cover
and bring to a boil.
Boil 10 minutes or until crisp-tender (do not DRAIN). Saute onions in
margarine until tender; add to zucchini and potato. Add 1/2 cup water,
tarragon, and bouillon granules stirring to blend. Add skim milk, and
cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
Serves 4.

North Pole Soup

North Pole Soup
10 cups water
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon basil
6 oz. ham, diced
1 cup tomatoes, crushed
1 cup pinto beans
5 oz. rotelli or shell pasta

Dissolve bouillon cubes in water. Add onion, basil, tomatoes and garlic.
Simmer until onions are tender. Add carrots. Cook till almost done. Add
pinto beans, ham and pasta. Simmer until pasta is done.

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

2 large onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef broth
1 pound Italian sausage
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
28 ounces Italian-style tomatoes, broken up
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 cups dry bow tie pasta, 1 1/2-inch size
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper

In a 5-6 quart pan, combine onions, garlic and 1 cup broth. Boil on high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and vegetables start to brown, 10-14 minutes.

To deglaze, stir in 3 Tbsp. water to release browned bits. Cook, uncovered until liquid evaporates and mixture begins to brown again, about 1 minute. Repeat deglazing step 3 more times until mixture is richly browned.

Add sausage and 1/2 cup more water. Stir gently until liquid evaporates and meat begins to brown, 8-10 minutes.

Add remaining 4 cup broth. Stir to loosen browned bits then add wine, tomatoes and their liquid, basil, sugar, green pepper, zucchini and pasta. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Simmer until pasta is just tender to bite, about 15 minutes.

Serve hot, with parsley, salt and pepper. If made ahead, let cool, then cover and chill up until the next day. Reheat to simmering.

Servings: 6