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Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

Ingredients
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
2-2/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
3 tablespoons Madeira wine or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions
In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the shrimp, crab and mushrooms. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the wine, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Top with onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Seafood Bisque

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Ingredients
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 cups sliced celery
1 cup chopped onion
6 cups chopped zucchini
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
In a large saucepan, cook the sausage until no longer pink.

Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings.

Saute celery and onion in drippings for 5 minutes.

Add sausage and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Hearty Minestrone Soup

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Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 large carrots, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cans (12 ounces each) fat-free evaporated milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions
In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the carrots, celery and onion; saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir in seasoned salt and curry. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Gradually add broth. Stir in chicken and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Recipe found here: Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

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Cheese Broccoli Soup

Cheese Broccoli Soup

Ingredients
2 cups sliced fresh carrots
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced celery
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
4 cups whole milk
1/2 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Directions
In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add carrots, broccoli and celery; cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add flour and stir to make smooth paste. Gradually add chicken broth and milk. Cook until mixture thickens, about 8-10 minutes. Add vegetables; heat until tender. Add cheese; heat until cheese is melted.

Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Cheese Broccoli Soup

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Onion Cheese Soup

Onion Cheese Soup

Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
4 cups milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
Seasoned salad croutons
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute the onion in butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in cheese until melted. Serve with croutons and Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Onion Cheese Soup

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Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients
1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

Directions
In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from the heat; blend in sour cream. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).

Recipe found here: Cheeseburger Soup

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
2 quarts chicken stock, recipe follows
8 ounces dried wide egg noodles
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Chicken Stock:
1 whole free-range chicken (about 3 1/2 pounds), rinsed, giblets discarded
2 carrots, cut in large chunks
3 celery stalks, cut in large chunks
2 large white onions, quartered
1 head of garlic, halved
1 turnip, halved
1/4 bunch fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Directions
Place a soup pot over medium heat and coat with the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Cook and stir for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender. Fold in the chicken, and continue to simmer for another couple of minutes to heat through; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

Chicken Stock:
Place the chicken and vegetables in a large stockpot over medium heat. Pour in only enough cold water to cover (about 3 quarts); too much will make the broth taste weak. Toss in the thyme, bay leaves, and peppercorns, and allow it to slowly come to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, partially covered, until the chicken is done. As it cooks, skim any impurities that rise to the surface; add a little more water if necessary to keep the chicken covered while simmering.

Carefully remove the chicken to a cutting board. When its cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones; hand-shred the meat into a storage container.

Carefully strain the stock through a fine sieve into another pot to remove the vegetable solids. Use the stock immediately or if you plan on storing it, place the pot in a sink full of ice water and stir to cool down the stock. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week or freeze.

Yield: 2 quarts

Recipe found here: Chicken Noodle Soup

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