Easy Breezy Recipes

Delicious Vegetable Cream Soup - Perfect For a
Cold Day

Author: Aaron Gregory

If you have a new food processor and are itching to try it out on a
hearty and delicious recipe, try this thick vegetable soup. Sure to
please on any cool day.

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup


  1/2 pound onions, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  1-2 leeks (about 6-inches of white part), cleaned, dried and cut into
1-inch pieces
  1 clove garlic, peeled
  1-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, peeled
  1-1/4 pounds parsnips, peeled
  1-1/4 pounds turnips, peeled
  1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  ¼ cup dry white wine or vermouth
  4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  2 cups water
  1-2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, to taste
  1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  ½-1 cup heavy or light cream, optional chopped fresh chives or
parsley for garnish


Place the onions, leeks, and garlic in the Cuisinart® Food Processor
fitted with the metal "s" blade. Pulse 10 to 15 times to chop. Remove
and reserve. Insert the medium (4-mm) slicing disc. Use medium
pressure to slice the potatoes, parsnips, and turnips.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped
onion mixture and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions become
translucent, do not brown. Add the wine and cook for 5 minutes. When
the foam subsides, add the onions and cook until softened, about 5
minutes - do not brown. Add the stock, water, sliced potatoes, parsnips,
turnips and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat,
cover loosely, and simmer for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are

Strain the solids from the liquid and transfer the liquid to a clean

Working in batches as necessary, purée the soup solids in your
Cuisinart food processor fitted with the metal "s" blade with some of the
liquid, until completely smooth and creamy, about 30 to 40 seconds.
After puréeing each batch, add to the cooking liquid in the clean
saucepan. Heat for a few minutes over low heat, and stir in optional
cream if using. Reheat soup over low heat, and season with more salt to
taste, white pepper and fresh lemon juice. Serve in warm bowls and
garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley.

Making Soup Is Easy With The Right Tools

One thing that I have found, is that I am a lot more willing to tackle
recipes like this that have a lot of chopping, if I have the right tools
available. If you love cooking and are thinking about a new food
processor, consider the Cuisinart SmartPower Duet. Cuisinart is known
for its excellent-quality appliances and they really turned out a winner

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