Cream of Zucchini and Carrot Soup

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Cream of Zucchini and Carrot Soup
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Sat, 07-28-2012 - 9:09am

Cream of Zucchini and Carrot Soup (Is It Soup Yet?  A Cookbook for Soup Lovers)

4 cups chicken broth, 4 medium zucchini sliced, 2 carrots sliced, 1 onion sliced, 1 8 ounce package cream cheese* softened, 1/8 tsp salt, dash pepper

Pour chicken broth into a large saucepan.  Add the zucchini, carrots, and onion.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until the carrots are tender.  Strain the vegetables reserving the broth.  Puree the vegetables in a blender with the softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the broth (be careful not to splatter the hot vegetables).  Stir the puree back into the broth.  Add salt and pepper.  Heat through and serve.

*I used low-fat cream cheese and it came out great.  A nice and easy healthy soup!

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 1:25am
I have to save this for the family. It sounds yum and so easy. Carrots at the moment are the only cheap veggies out there. Planning on stocking up soon so this would be perfect. Thanks. We are big soup fans.
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Registered: 11-01-2006
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 9:16am
We are big soup fans too. I like to make a batch and freeze the soup in individual containers so that I always have a healthy lunch or snack option.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 6:10pm
I take a baking tray, stand a bunch of cups/mugs on it, put a freezer bag into each one then pour in the cooled soup. Pop into the freezer like that and freeze. Then I take out, do up the freezer bags tightly and store back in there without the cups. When I want one I grab it out, rinse under hot tap water for a second to be able to peel the bag off then put straight into the cup, ready to have lunch.
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Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 3:05am
This looks fantastic, especially the low fat cream cheese option. Will be making this tomorrow! Thankyou!
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Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 3:08am
Now why haven't I thought of this idea before .. GOOD ONE! Thanks *again* Suzi!
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Registered: 10-31-2001
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:40am
Sounds very good! Will be printing a copy and trying it out on ds!
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:29pm
Let us know how it goes if you make it before me. I probably won't get around to it till the weekend.
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:30pm
Lol just makes it easy when you are in a hurry to have lunch.
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