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Winter Roasted Vegetable Soup

Winter Roasted Vegetable SoupDon't let frosty temperatures get you down. Warm up with a bowl of this flavorful soup. Made with a purée of roasted vegetables and sprinkled with roasted pepitas, this recipe is a sure-fire way to heat things up this winter.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 small (about 2 pounds) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
3 cups (1 large) peeled and very coarsely chopped sweet potato
1 cup (1 large) peeled and thickly sliced parsnip
1 cup (1 medium) thickly sliced leek (white and pale green parts only)
3 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
3 cups water - divided use
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat-Free Milk
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
Roasted pepitas (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line shallow roasting pan with foil.
  2. Place squash, sweet potato, parsnip, leek and garlic in pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with bouillon; toss to coat.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes; stir. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  4. Purée half of roasted vegetables with about 1 1/2 cups water in food processor or blender; cover and process until smooth or until desired consistency. Add more water as needed for processing. Pour into large saucepan. Repeat with remaining vegetables and remaining water.
  5. Stir in evaporated milk, crushed red pepper and sage. Heat over medium-high heat until heated through. Serve with pepitas sprinkled over top.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 310 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 640 mg Carbohydrates: 54 g Dietary Fiber: 8 g Sugars: 21 g Protein: 10 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.