Thursday, February 12, 2009

White Winter Vegetable Stew


This was another gem I found in Cooking Light (best cooking magazine in the WORLD). When I first saw it, I was a little hesitant and wondered if it would have much flavor or richness. I hesitate no longer! This soup was delicious and if you never told me that it was light, then I would think that I was completely indulging. It's creamy, it's hearty and packed with flavor, perfect for a bitter cold winter day. If you like potato chowder, you'll love this as a healthy substitute. As a side I toasted a baguette topped with tomato slices and mozzarella cheese. If I had fresh basil in my fridge, it would have gone on there too, but alas...

White Winter Vegetable Soup

Found in Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2009 edition

Ingredients

1 baking potato, cut into (1/2 inch) cubes
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
3 cups thinly sliced leeks (about three large)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 turnips peeled and cut into (1/2 inch) cubes
1 small celery root, peeled and cut into (1/2 inch) cubes
2 cups water
2 cups whole milk

Directions

1. Place potato in a medium bowl; cover with cold water to 1 inch above potato. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan, and cook 7minutes or until soft but not browned, stirring occasionally. Add leek and the next 4 ingredients (through celery root) to pan. Place a sheet of aluminum foil directly over vegetable mixture. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3. Drain potatoes; add to pan. Stir in 2 cups water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Heat milk in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat to 180, or until small bubbles form around the edges (do not boil). Gradually stir hot milk into vegetable mixture, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.

Serves 8: One serving is 1 1/4 cups soup

Per Serving: 311 calories, 10.5g fat, 12g protein, 43.6g carbs, 4.9g fiber, 299mg chol, 640mg sodium

Points Per Serving: 6

7 comments:

The Miller Family said...

Mmmm! I'm totally going to try this it sounds so comforting...especially when you're reaaallly hungry;)

Pam said...

This looks so creamy and good. I love comfort food!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like a fantastically comforting soup. I love cream based soups. I'll have to try this somtime this winter.

Maria said...

Perfect for a cold day!! Looks wonderful!

Sara said...

I also love Cooking Light, I have a lot of success with their recipes. This looks delicious.

biz319 said...

I love Cooking Light - probably my favorite magazine and I am a magazine whore!

4*KowBoys said...

I love your blog. I am going to make this recipe some day!