It’s Soup Month! How Are You Celebrating?

large bowl of vegetable soup sitting on a table

Here at Fountainview the resident’s are loving the warm and cozy soups!

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 and 1/2 cups

  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded, stem removed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fat-free half and half
  • Dash black pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce

Place the vegetables in a roasting pan and roast for 90 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Puree the roasted veggies with the broth and fat-free half and half in a blender. It will take a few batches to puree all of the veggies until smooth. Place puree back on the stove and bring to a boil over low heat. Season with black pepper and a little hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Cholula). Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

Nutrition Information: This recipe makes 4 servings. Each 1 and 1/2 cup serving contains 194 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 11 g sugar, and 9 g protein. Each serving also has 561% DV vitamin A, 200% DV vitamin C, 17% DV calcium, and 11% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips: You’ll definitely want to show off this soup’s bright orange color and creamy texture, so put it in a mug or bowl that really shows it off. I serve this in onion soup crocks with whole grain crackers and salad for a light lunch.

Nutrition Lesson: Orange vegetables like butternut squash and carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which promotes eye health.

Cindy Zona
Dietary Manager