Friday, March 28, 2008

Sometimes Only Soup Will Do

I love soup. It is warming to the tummy and the soul. There is nothing like a bowl of hearty, homemade soup. The other day I had a hankerin' for some and after rummaging through the refrigerator for something to use, I came up with a delicious combination- Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup. Yum!

Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 8-10 (or freeze it in small portions for lunches.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3 cups parsnips, peeled and sliced into 1/2" slices

6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 medium sweet onion, peeled and quartered

2T olive oil

4 cups organic chicken broth

3 cups low-fat milk

Place vegetables in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Place in a large roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Roast until vegetables are soft and slightly caramelized, about 1-1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and cool slightly.

Process roasted vegetables in small batches in a food processor. Put pureed veg into a Dutch oven and add chicken broth and milk. Adjust seasonings and heat through.

To make it really tasty, add a pat of Irish butter on top. :)

This is a very filling soup, rich and hearty. Serve it with a salad and some crusty bread and you have a meal fit for a queen.


lindaharre said...

From one soup lover to another....this sounds great! I am copying it now:D

ikkinlala said...

That does sound good!

Maryjane said...

Soup looks yummy Karin and great picture! Little Sadie's blessing was wonderful! Her Mommy made the sweetest little white dress ever! Talk soon! Oh and I LOVE your big wooden spoon! heehee! Hugs, Maryjane Lee

windycorner said...

hi Karen,
Just catching up since Easter. You've had quite a lot of excitement going on at your house. The tale of the little chicks is heart-breaking. I can imagine how you must have felt. And it is a miracle your son wasn't hurt when he tried to drive the car. whew! That was a close one.
The soup recipe sounds delicious. My next door neighbor is a soup person so it looks like a good thing to make and share with her.

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Love sweet potatoes and soup so will have to try this one....looks so good.

Anonymous said...

Sounds so good. I plan on trying it soon. I love sweet potatoes too.
Thanks for the recipe.

Aunt Jenny said...

now THAT sounds like my kind of soup..yum!! It is a perfect soup day today too...I will have to run out and get some parsnips!!

jen said...

oh! i'm going to try this. when the weather cools down. i totally love soup too. there's one place by my house that makes this amazing butternut squash soup, only in october and november - so looking forward to it!