Wednesday, January 30, 2013

roasted vegetable soup

This winter I got into roasting vegetables. I also got into using my food processor (a wedding gift). I put the two together and created magic...



May I present roasted vegetable soup. So easy to make and so unbelievably delicious. Where have you been all my life?
This time of year I can't wait for spring to show its head, but a soup like this helps ease the pain that the streets are covered in snow, that my nose is a little frozen and that I have to wear socks to bed.

There are a couple variations I make of this soup and each one is delicious.

Roasted Vegetable Soup
serves 6

1 small butternut squash, peeled & cubed
1 extra large sweet potato, peeled & cubed
2-3 large carrots, peeled & chopped
3c vegetable broth, or more depending on size of vegetables
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg
Thyme

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel and cube butternut squash and sweet potato into large chunks (they shrink when they bake) and place in a bowl. Lightly coat with olive oil. Toss with salt, pepper, nutmeg and thyme.
  • Lay out butternut squash and sweet potato on baking sheet (I line mine with foil) so there is one even layer.
  • Peel and chop carrots and coat the same way the butternut squash and sweet potato. Place in a separate baking sheet. The carrots tend to cook faster than the squash and potato so I keep them separate. 
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes, flipping half way through. When they are fork tender they are done.
  • Puree vegetables with vegetable broth in a food processor or high-speed blender. 
  • Add as much vegetable broth as you want to get the desired consistency. We don't like ours very soupy but not thick, either.
Nutritional Information (per serving): 141 calories, 3.7g fat, 4.5g fiber, 2g protein, 27g carb


We love this soup. It is chock full of nutrients and vitamins and a great way to get your vegetables for the day.

What are your favorite types of soup? Or what helps you get through the end of winter?

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14 comments:

  1. WOW this sounds and looks delicious!!
    Tammy

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  2. It is!! I just had leftovers for lunch and I'm sad they're all gone. I can't wait for lunch tomorrow to have more!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :) your a "no reply blogger" so I couldn't reply to your sweet comment on my page! All you have to do to change that is go to "Edit" and "Settings" then "show email", if you are linked with Google + its a bit more complicated but I can show you how to fix it :)

    Sounds DELISH!

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  4. Mmm sounds delicious! I love my food processor too, so many great things you can make with it.

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    1. I know, right? I can't believe I have lasted this long without one!

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  5. I am so with you on the roasted veggies. I also really like broccoli and potato- for something creamy.

    Happy WIAW- pix are yummy!

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    1. mmmm that's a good idea - I will need to start playing around with other veggies!

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    1. Thank you - it is. I had leftovers all week for lunch at work. It was fantastic.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Yum!! This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up! Can't wait to try the recipe.

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  8. This looks fantastic! I am going to have to try this! I received a food processor for Christmas and haven't used it yet...I think this will be the first thing I try!
    Stop over and visit www.simplysmilingblog.blogspot.com
    I am a new follower of yours! :)

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  9. Thanks so much - I want to make more already!
    I am stopping over to your blog now. Thanks so much for following!

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  10. Perfect snowy-day recipe. Thank you Sarah!

    Visiting and following from Townsend House. Have a great week!

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