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  • wishingstars Multiple Soup Recipes pg2

    wishingstar Posted February 15, 2006 09:31 AM
    Cheese Soup

    3 tablespoons butter
    1 1/2 cups chopped celery
    1 cup shredded carrots
    1/2 cups water
    3 chicken bouillon cubes
    1 1/4 cups instant potato flakes
    2 cups milk
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

    On med heat cook and stir butter, celery, carrot and onion for 10 minutes (do not brown).

    Add water and boullion, stir until boullion is dissolved.

    Bring to a boil.

    Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

    Stir in mashed potatoes; slowly add milk and cheese, stiring constantly, heat through, (do not boil).

    Wastebasket Soup( baked version of Italian minestrone)

    1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
    1 cup coarsely chopped onions
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed beef broth
    3 cups water
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
    1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans or navy beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes, cut up
    1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    1 (6 ounce) can pitted ripe olives, drained
    2 cups sliced zucchini
    1 cup dried small shell pasta
    grated parmesan cheese (optional)

    1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine beef, onion, oil, garlic, and salt.

    2. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    3. Remove from oven.

    4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

    5. Carefully stir broth, water, and Italian seasoning into the beef mixture.

    6. Cover and bake about 1 hour more or until beef is almost tender.

    7. Stir in beans, tomatoes, carrots, and olives.

    8. Cover and bake 20 minutes more.

    9. Stir in zucchini and pasta.

    10. Cover and bake about 20 minutes more or until pasta is tender.

    11. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    12. Note: If you canít find Italian seasoning, substitute 3/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed, and 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed.