Scrumptious Soups

I wanted to share two of my new favorite soup-y recipes that I've enjoyed making this fall.What I love about them both is that they aren't too time-consuming and they are full of flavor. I did, however, have to step out of my comfort zone to try them, because I had never had some of the ingredients before. But once I tried them, I fell in love. Obviously, because I've made them more than once and they are blog-worthy.

Savory White Chicken Chilli

This recipe is from good ole Betty Crocker-a favorite recipe source
Don't freak out about the long list of ingredients. It's so simple once you get started, and has a kick you will LOVE!


  Tbsp olive or canola oil
lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2
cups chicken broth (I use reduced fat, low sodium broth)
medium red bell pepper, chopped (I omitted these, but 1 can rotel or chopped tomatoes would be good in this)
Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  cans (15 oz each) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), drained
  can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
  cup chopped fresh cilantro (I used 1 tsp dried because I'm not a huge cilantro fan)
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Greek Fat Free plain yogurt (I used 1/2 cup fat free sour cream)
  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken, onion and garlic 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro and yogurt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and yogurt. Serve with additional yogurt and chopped cilantro, if desired.
Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
We.love.this.recipe! mmmm! This is a great leftover for lunch.
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Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is from Kraft Foods-another one of my favorite sources for recipes!
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2   butternut squash (4 lb.), peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 clove  garlic, minced (I buy the minced garlic and use ~1-2 Tbsp)
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
2 cans  (14-1/2 oz. each) chicken broth (I use reduced fat, low sodium)
1/2 cup Reduced Fat or Light Sour Cream (I used fat free-it melted just fine)
Saltine Crackers 

HEAT oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add squash, onions and garlic; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in allspice; cook and stir 1 min.
ADD broth. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 15 min. or until squash is tender. Process, in batches, in food processor until smooth. Return to saucepan; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
LADLE into 8 bowls. Top with sour cream; swirl slightly. Serve with crackers.

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We like to enjoy this soup with baked chicken breast and steamed veggies (like broccoli or asparagus). It is also great for lunch the next day with a turkey sandwich!

I hope you'll try these warm soups out since Winter is here! You can find the nutrition information when you click on the printer-friendly versions (if you follow the alterations I made, the calories, fat, and sodium will be lower).


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