I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Roasted Veggie Soup

I put this recipe together one day, because I had an over abundance of veggies.   I figured that if my family loves roasted veggies they probably would like them in soup.  I was right.  Very easy to make and very healthy.  I dice or slice all my veggies large.  This soup is only about 105 calories per bowl with out the cheese or sour cream.  Around 165 if you add the cheese & sour cream.  This would be a great soup for a baby too.

(serves 8)

*3 carrots, peeled and sliced 
*3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
*3 stalks of celery, sliced
*1 pint roma tomatoes
*1 medium-large onion, cut into wedges
*2 yellow squash, sliced
*4 garlic cloves
*1 green bell pepper, sliced
*1 red bell pepper, sliced
*1 cup fresh cut green beans, ends cut off
*1-2 tablespoons olive oil
*2 teaspoon kosher salt
*1 teaspoon ground black pepper
*2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
*1/2 teaspoon dried basil
*1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
*1/4 teaspoon dried mint leaves (optional)
*1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
*1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
*1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
*8 tablespoons reduced sour cream (optional)

~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Place all the vegetables on a large cookie sheet.
~Drizzle olive oil over vegetables.
~Sprinkle salt & pepper over vegetables.
~Toss vegetables to mix olive oil & seasonings over all them.
~Bake in oven for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes.
~Remove vegetables from oven.
~In a large pot, mix roasted vegetables, chicken/vegetable stock, basil, oregano, mint leaves, thyme & rosemary.
~Puree with immersion blender or carefully blend small amounts at at time in a blender or food processor. My family likes me to leave small bits of veggies in it.
~Heat over low heat for 30 minutes, occasionally stirring.
~Serve soup into a bowl topped with cheese & sour cream if desired.

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