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Bonus Recipes:Paula Deen's:Hearty Vegetable Soup

Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine (Winter comfort food issue, January February 2010)

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon of butter
1 cup of thinly sliced carrots
1 small zuccini sliced lenghwise
and cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 cup onion
2 cups tightly packed fresh baby spinach
2 cups(14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil,garlic,and oregeno
2 cups chicken broth
1   (15-ounce) can Northern beans,drained
 1 cup frozen cut green beans,thawed
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1.In a Dutch oven ,melt butter over medium heat .  Add carrots,zucchini and  onion
cook stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 min or until vegetables are tender( more like an 1hour on low heat total
Add sinach stirring until wilted.
2.Add diced tomatoes,broth beans green beans,pepper and salt.Bring to boil :reduce heat and simmer.

For more of her recipes go here.

Variation
I omitted the spinach and Northern beans (my kids wouldn't have eaten it) I substituted.  Italian
style vegetables which has the zucchini and Italian style green beans and for a little more
something I pute 1-2 teaspoons of garlic salt and 1-2 teaspoons of curry powder.  (Birda Mae was
from Louisiana and  she use to season everything except the baked goods, so I  believe I got from
my grandmother )

Comments

DarcyLee said…
I love homemade soup. Delicious!
Christy said…
so...i live on the rose parade route...and paula deen is the grand marshall of the parade this year. i am almost tempted to yell out to her on new year's day..we bloggers love your recipes!! should i? thank you for sharing this with tuesday night supper club...and happy new year!
christy

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Cooking spray
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