Creamy Zucchini Soup

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

The only way my picky 4 year old will eat her vegetables!

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Sauté sliced garlic until golden, then add remaining vegetables and sort of"stir fry" it for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add water, bouillon cubes, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to med-low.
  5. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes until veggies are very tender.
  6. Remove from heat, add evaporated milk.
  7. Using a hand blender, puree soup until smooth.
  8. Adjust salt and pepper.
  9. Serve with grated cheese and croutons.
  10. Note:You can add whatever vegetables you have on hand to this--spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, etc.
  11. For a special soup, boil 1 lb shrimp (in their shells), reserving broth for cooking the soup.
  12. Prepare soup the same way, adding cooked (peeled) shrimp the last minute of cooking (just to heat through).
  13. Reserve 1/4 lb of shrimp for garnish.