If you have non-vegetable-eaters around, they won't ever guess how much produce you put in this. It's pretty versatile stuff, too. Try it topped with bacon bits, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes... almost anything goes with this.
Use vegetable broth to make this a vegetarian dish.
It freezes really well, too. To make ahead, just make up until you would add the dairy products, freeze, and add the half and half and cheese when you reheat.
This creamy soup is a true comfort dish for my family.It has a similar flavor to a chicken pot pie. If you are lucky enough to have some chopped chicken cooked/frozen, this can be put together unbelievably quick! This is extra good when garnished with croutons.
This recipe comes from The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in historic Kimmswick, MO. My daughter named it "Football Soup" because we always make it when we have a crowd over watching the game after church! Incredibly easy, freezes beautifully, and my bean hating husband even loves it. I add an extra can of green chilies for more flavor. You can make it without the chicken for a cheaper meatless meal, and you can make it without the monterey jack cheese for a low-fat, less thickened soup (but the cheese adds a lot of flavor!)
My best friend, Dawn, is one of the best cooks I know. She keeps most of her recipes "secret" but now and then I beg her to give me one and she does. This is so good I just had to share with you (with her permission, of course!)
Here's a superhot variation on old-fashioned chicken soup. The amount of capsaicin in this recipe is sure to cure any cold! For a leaner less chile (capsaicin is fat soluable but water insoluable) soup, chill it in the freezer until the fat congeals on top and lift off.
I got this potato soup recipe from my mother in law. We absolutely love it and it is very simple.You can, of course, decrease the cheese amount. I also add broccoli, carrots, corn, peas or any combination of those when I am in the mood. Very delicious, yet simple, soup.
Ever had this comfort soup in a restaurant? Tomatoes, onions and pasta--always a winning combination. This recipe is simple, affordable and fat free. Grandma made this popular homemade tomato soup in our family restaurant back in the 50's. Experiment with rice, parsley, leftovers, herbs, celery leaves, cheese or diced tomatoes. This recipe is better reheated and easy to double or triple!
My mommy used to make this for me when I was a kid, and it was by far my fave!!!! Perfect for fall and winter, and anything with hot dogs is sure to be a hit with the kids!! Veggie dogs can also be used with results the same as regular hot dogs. Enjoy!!!