Country Sausage Soup

3/4 pound bulk pork sausage 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained In a…

Creamy Herbed Tomato Soup

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups 2% milk In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring…

Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth 1 cup half-and-half cream In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and onion until tender. Mix flour, salt, pepper and 1 can broth until smooth; stir…

Contest-Winning Stuffed Pepper Soup

1 package (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice 1 pound ground beef 2 cups chopped green pepper 1 cup chopped onion 1 jar (26 ounces) chunky tomato pasta sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14 ounces) beef broth Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 cup cooked chopped fresh or frozen broccoli 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually…

Apple and Parsnip Curry Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious, it has a wonderful curried buttery flavor from the parsnips and spice, then a delicate sweet apple flavor followed by spicy ginger at the end.┬áNote: Sweet Potatoes can be substitued fro the parsnips if needed. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 pink lady or gala apples, peeled, cored…

Watermelon Gazpacho

Serves 4 1 small or mini seedless watermelon, coarsely chopped 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/2 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup olive…