"creamy" veggie soup

Theme of the month - soup and veggies.  So this is a simple veggie soup that is super healthy and very satisfying.  And very easy.

This is a pot full of white-ish veggies - a whole head of cauliflower, one big parsnip, about 5 medium size turnips, a head of broccoli and one onion - all roughly chopped.  Cover with broth and simmer until soft.  And then puree.  Season with a little salt and pepper.  That's it really.  The soup is great as-is, simple and creamy and flavorful.  I've made a similar soup before with just the broccoli and cauliflower, but this time I had the parsnip and turnips and I thought I'd give them a try.  I liked the addition.

For the kids I doctored it up a bit - because my kids don't need to be on a diet.  I added a bunch of cheese and some cream and let that all melt together until it became more of a cheesy veggie soup.  With some more shredded cheese sprinkled on top - it was really, really (I mean really) good.  I totally could have eaten a huge bowl of this version - but that would have been beside the point. 

For us - a little healthier treatment.  I had cottage cheese and a little shredded cheddar on mine.  Jim had some diced chicken, cheese and sour cream on his.  Crumbled bacon would have been really good - but it's January, you know. 


Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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