Category: Soups and Stews

Curried Cauliflower Blender Soup

A flavor-packed homemade soup that doesn’t require slicing, dicing and chopping vegetables, or hours of simmering on the stove top.

Curried Cauliflower Blender Soup - A flavor-packed homemade soup that doesn't require slicing, dicing and chopping vegetables, or hours of simmering on the stove top. | QueenofMyKitchen.com. | #soup #souprecipes #cauliflower #cauliflowerrecipes #blendersoup

During the long, cold winter months there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of soup. Unfortunately, many soup recipes require extensive preparation and long hours of cooking to get the deep flavor that we’ve all come to expect in homemade soups, and not everybody has that kind of time. That’s why blender soups have become my new best friend. I think of them as easy, chilly weather comfort food. You can whip them up very quickly, without a lot of effort, and, if you use the right ingredients, still get the same great taste as soups that have been simmering all day. This Curried Cauliflower Blender Soup is a case in point. Dump some cooked cauliflower into a blender or food processor, along with some other ingredients, and whir it up until it’s smooth and velvety. Then just heat it and eat it! It doesn’t get much easier than that! (Check out my Creamy Tomato Corn and Avocado Blender Soup too.) (more…)

Creamy Tomato Corn and Avocado Blender Soup

A rich, velvety soup you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Quite possibly the easiest soup you’ll ever make!

Creamy Tomato Corn and Avocado Blender Soup - A velvety soup you can whip up in a matter of minutes. The easiest soup you’ll ever make! Gluten-free. | QueenofMyKitchen.com #soup #tomatosoup #creamoftomatosoup #tomatorecipes #tomatosouprecipe #blendersoup #souprecipes

Cream of tomato soup has always been one of my favorite soups and since we’re now into soup season, I decided to create a quick and easy version of this classic comfort food. You can make Creamy Tomato Corn and Avocado Blender Soup in about the same amount of time it takes to put together a sandwich. In fact, the day I photographed this soup, I also made the grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches you see pictured. While the grilled cheese sandwiches were cooking on the stove top, I made the soup, and by the time the sandwiches were done, the soup was heated through and everything was ready at the same time. The whole thing, start to finish, took only about 15 minutes. (more…)

Pea Parmesan Soup with Crispy Prosciutto and White Truffle Oil

I love recipes that are simple and elegant – the kind that produce finished dishes that look sophisticated but are quick and easy to prepare, and require no unusual or hard to find ingredients. This Pea Parmesan Soup hits the mark on all counts.  You can throw it together at the last-minute on a busy weeknight, or prepare it ahead time for a fancy dinner party.  I usually serve this soup as a first course, but you can make it a complete meal by omitting the prosciutto, stirring in chunks of good quality ham, and serving it with a salad and some crusty french bread.

Pea Parmesan Soup is simple enough to prepare for a quick weeknight meal but elegant enough to serve at a fancy dinner party. | QueenofMyKitchen.com

Lay the prosciutto slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until crispy.

Pea Parmesan Soup is simple enough to prepare for a quick weeknight meal but elegant enough to serve at a fancy dinner party. | QueenofMyKitchen.com

Here’s what the prosciutto looks like when it’s done. (more…)

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