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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Pepper + Squash Soup

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What do you do when you have an abundance of mini sweet peppers? Well make a soup of course. This was a slightly spicy and yummy soup. I loved it, the hubbs not so much. You decide for yourself. I can't wait to hear what you and your family thinks of it.

Red Pepper + Squash Soup

16 mini sweet peppers
2 russet potatoes
1 cup butternut squash - puree*
1 cup milk
1 tsp chicken bouillon
salt and pepper

Wash your potatoes and peppers. I like to keep the skin on my potatoes, so I skip the peeling and just dice them**. Cut the tops off your peppers and dice them. Put the potatoes and peppers in a pressure cooker***. Add enough water to cover the potato mixture half way. Cook in your pressure cooker for 12 minutes. Rapid Cool your pressure cooker. You do this by putting your pressure cooker in the sink (filled with water). The pressure will drop very quickly, so you can unlock the lid safely.

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Next blend your potato and pepper mixture in a food processor, using the water from your pressure cooker to thin out the potato/pepper puree. I had to do this in batches.

Once all of my mixture was blended to a smooth consistency, I put it into a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp of chicken bouillon, and some salt and pepper. Cook to a simmer.


Notes:

* I steam and puree my squash in big batches, when it goes on sale. I store 1 cup portions in my freezer. They thaw quickly and are perfect to add to soups, sauces, and in your baking. It is also a sneaky way to get your family to eat more veggies :)

** I rarely peel my veggies. Leaving the skin on veggies means keeping those extra nutrients. I want to keep as much goodness as I can in each recipe.
*** My pressure cooker holds 6 quarts.

We served these with the bread-sticks from Weekly Meal Plan #3.

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P.S.
These cute nuggets were my entertainment, while cooking.
Those giggles are contagious:)
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! Pinning! My husband will probably love it (if I don't tell him about the squash). What he doesn't know will be good for him!

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