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Roasted Pepper Potato Soup

Ingredients
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 jar (7-1/4 ounces) roasted red peppers, undrained, chopped
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 cups diced peeled potatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender.

Stir in the roasted peppers, chilies, cumin, salt and coriander.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Stir in potatoes and broth; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Cool slightly.

In a blender, process the cream cheese and half of the soup until smooth.

Return all to pan and heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Roasted Pepper Potato Soup

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Copycat O’Charley’s Overloaded Potato Soup

Ingredients
5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 cups)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup butter, cubed

TOPPINGS:
1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced chives

Directions
Place potatoes and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.

Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in cream cheese, cream and butter. Cook, covered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through.

Just before serving, whisk soup to combine. Top servings with bacon, cheese and chives. Yield: 12 servings (4 quarts).

Recipe found by: Copycat O’Charley’s Overloaded Potato Soup

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Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients
1/2 pound ground beef
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1-3/4 pounds (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta process cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

Directions
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, beef and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.

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

Recipe found here: Cheeseburger Soup

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Wisconsin Cheese Soup

2 (14-ounce) cans (3 1/2 cups)chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 small (1/2 cup)onion, chopped
1 rib (1/2 cup)celery, chopped
1/2 cup beer or milk
20 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, chopped
4 drops hot pepper sauce
1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Directions
Place 1 cup chicken broth, carrot, onion and celery in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until onion is softened.

Add 2 cups chicken broth, milk, cheese, and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Place flour into bowl; stir in remaining chicken broth. Stir flour mixture into soup. Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until soup is slightly thickened. 4 servings

Recipe found here: Wisconsin Cheese Soup

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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Ingredients
3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1-3/4 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender. Serve with cheese if desired.

Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon butter
6 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions
Saute the carrot, celery and onion in butter in a Dutch oven until tender. Stir in the broth, chicken and seasonings. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat. Add noodles; cook for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

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Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo

Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, basil, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package directions; drain. Add orzo and cream to soup; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle servings with cheese. Yield: 16 servings (4-1/2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo

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