Sunday, October 5, 2008

Zucchini Soup

This weekend was our Church's General Conference - where members of the Church gather to hear the messages prepared by the leaders of our Church. So yesterday and today, my family all gathered at my parents' house to watch the broadcast and spend time together. This naturally includes lots of delicious foods. We usually have a nice big lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. Today's lunch was this delicious soup. This is a great way to use up some of those huge zucchinis left in your garden - just shred them up and put them in a soup! We ended up tripling the recipe because there were so many of us.

Zucchini Soup
1 1/2 lb. zucchini, unpeeled and sliced thin (or shredded)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 can chicken broth (or equivalent of water and bouillon)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup light cream (or evaporated milk)
Parsley for garnish (optional)

Saute zucchini and onion in butter til limp. Add chicken broth and simmer covered 15 minutes. Puree in blender. Add cream of chicken soup, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cream. Mix well. Heat through and serve.

My sister Michelle made some amazing rolls to go with the soup. She has posted the recipe on her blog Fabulous Food! so go check it out!

Also, stay tuned here for the incredible cake that I made for yesterday's dessert!


Marisa said...

That looks really good! I also am such a sucker for rolls, so I'll have to go check out those rolls!

Sara said...

This looks great, I make a curried zucchini soup from the Everyday Food cookbook that's also delicious.

Barbara Bakes said...

Yum - Hot soup is perfect on a cold day!

Jenny said...

Now this soup looks so cozy. I've got to make it ASAP!

HoneyB said...

This looks like an awesome light supper! I would so love to have the soup and rolls tonight at my home!

Michelle said...

I can't wait to try the basic recipe with potatoes or pumpkins. Maybe broccoli? This was so good!

And the roll recipe is up now, I think I am caught up on recipes again. ;-)

Melissa said...

I'm really trying to cut down on my budget, your blog has a lot of greadt ideas. I gave you the E award, check out the latest post on my blog :)

ethelmacias said...

I absolutely LOVE cake recipes! Quick, easy & delicious! I make them for Valentines Day and also for a 50th wedding anniversary. We placed two heats together on a small foil board, one heart dusted with baker's("stay put")icing sugar and the other dusted with cocoa. Then tied together with organza and tags. Made the perfect take away treat for all the guests! They all raved about them & demanded seconds!...good thing we made extras! I learned that recipe at visiting, you won't regret!