Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup Recipe

Oh, what a wonderful sprinter we're having in Minnesota this year!! It's spring, yet winter doesn't want to leave. We are expecting to get 2-5 inches of snow tomorrow and it's been chilly outside. Every time we walk outside in the morning and it's cold, my daughter says "Mother Nature, why do you keep doing this to us?" Yes, Mother Nature, why??

Along with the never ending winter, is the never ending cold and flu season! I've had strep twice and now a nasty cold that made me lose my voice. I sound pretty hilarious with a squeaky, tiny voice. I'm almost tempted to record myself. Almost.

You all know what we need to eat while we're sick.... soup!! I just made this fast and easy Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup tonight and it was so good! I love how simple it is to make and you could substitute other grated veggies like potatoes if you don't like zucchini or carrots. Dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes and is complete with a chunk of crusty bread for dipping! Enjoy!


 

Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup (click here to print recipe)
2-3 servings

What you need:
1 medium sized onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup water
2 cups milk
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot, grated
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
In a large saucepan, saute the onion in the butter for 5-7 minutes, until the onion is tender. Stir in the flour until combined, cook for 1 minute. Stir in the water, milk, bouillon, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add the zucchini and carrot and cook for 5 minutes until veggies are tender. Make sure to stir often, so the soup doesn't scorch. 


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23 comments:

  1. I love zucchini but I've never tried it in a soup but this looks like something I would love!! Going to have to try it!

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    1. It turned out so good!!! You will love it if you're a fan of zucchini! Enjoy! :)

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  2. This looks delicious! I love another great way to use zucchini! I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Serena! It's such a great way to use zucchini!

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  3. This simple soup looks so tasty..especially when youre not feeling your best. I make a similar recipe...will be adding carrots next time around. Take good care and stay warm!

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    1. Thanks, Marsha!! The carrots are so tasty in it! :)

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  4. I can not wait to make this! Pinned.

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  5. Love zucchini in soup. Will need to try this!

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    1. Enjoy! I've never tried zucchini in soup before this, but now I'm hooked!

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  6. Yum Sheena, I love creamy soups, and I must try this one soon.

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  7. I love most any soup and this looks so delicious! Can't wait to try!

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  8. Thank you so much, Sheena - I think I just solved two problems!! :) One, I know what I'm doing with some of my zucchini and two - it's gonna be our dinner tonight!! Woot woot!!

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    1. We loved this, Sheena - so simple and I had all of the ingredients :)

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  9. This is a great soup!
    I'd love to try this recipe :)

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  10. Now is I put vegetables in soup my son will eat them... this dish is perfect. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

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  11. Happy Friday Sheena - I'm here to tell you this yummy recipe is being featured at this week's Weekend Potluck's party. Congrats! Thanks so much for your faithfulness to share with us. Please come back again soon. And enjoy a lovely weekend. Stay warm!

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