This recipe uses canned mushrooms to speed up the cooking time. Make sure the can is 16 oz DRY weight of mushroom pieces. If you can't find those large cans, just by small ones to equal 16 oz DRY weight.
Very little chopping/preparation involved in this thick satisfying soup. You only have onions to chop, because it uses frozen chopped broccoli and frozen cubed hash browns. You could use fresh broccoli and potatoes, but the prep time and cook time will be much longer.
This is a modified recipe, originally called Farmhouse Cheddar Soup, which I clipped out years ago. I make it often and freeze in individual servings to reheat. You can reserve 1 1/2 c of the cauliflowerets to saute in some butter and add after the soup has been pureed. I usually just puree it all in the soup pot with a hand blender.
This is a favorite of my DH. He always askes for this one. It is meant for Vermont White Cheddar, but any strong cheddar will do. It does take some time, but it is well worth it. Makes a large batch. Given to me by my aunt.
This is the soup I make after I have baked my Recipe #262247. This soup uses split peas, but you can just as easily use yellow or red split lentils instead (same weight and cooking instructions). Many old style recipes require that the split peas are soaked overnight before starting recipes but this is not normally necessary nowadays. However, be sure to read the packet instructions carefully. If the split peas are soaked overnight their cooking time can be reduced to around 40 minutes. This recipe does not require overnight soaking however. If you have made my Recipe #262247, you will not need to add the vegetables listed here - unless you want extra vegetables, as the stock will already contain them. The cooking time will then depend on the split peas or lentils only. This serves 4 hungry people in large, deep soup bowls as a main course soup dish. It is wonderful with crusty bread rolls or baguette. This also makes a fabulous soup to take on a picnic in the Autumn or Winter, just what the doctor ordered!
This is an excellent minestrone. I got the original recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook. The original recipe called for tomato sauce. I only had spaghetti sauce on hand and I think the end result is very good. The original recipe also called for zucchini and/or eggplant which my family doesn't care for so green beans were substituted.
I reduced the amount of olive oil to make it lower in fat.
I pared this recipe down from another one on here to suit a faster preparation. This is still wonderful!!! And of course, even better the next day! Any small shape pasta will work - I like the small shells.
This is a great winter recipe - especially for us Wisconsin-ites! Warms you up...My husband found it on Art Bell's website a few years back - I lost my original copy off the computer,so I can't credit the original chef, but luckily had written it down for a friend,who copied it for me. I've changed it somewhat,like the hominy in it...it's definitely adjustable for those of you who like more "heat" when you eat.
This is one of my brother's easy to make recipes. There are as many variations as you have imagination. He likes to add 1 cup cooked macaroni or add other fresh veggies. If you want, don't strain out the celery & leeks. It is quick, easy & tasty, however you make it