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Mix It Up With Jenny - Soups to Warm You Up

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New England Clam Chowder
Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup

(Family Features) - I love soup. A lot. On a cold winter day, there's nothing like a bowl of hot, savory soup to satisfy my hunger and warm me through and through. And if the soup is easy to make, I'm even happier.

I hope you enjoy these delicious and hearty soups as much as I do. Make a double batch and freeze individual servings so you can have some ready any time you need it.

And for more satisfying soup recipes, visit TheCookingMilk.com. Stay warm!

Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

New England Clam Chowder

Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound (about 3 medium) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cans (12 fluid ounces each) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (6.5 ounces each) chopped or minced clams, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation
    1. COOK bacon in medium saucepan until crisp; drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat. Return reserved bacon fat to saucepan. Add potatoes, carrot, onion and celery. Cook, stirring frequently for 6 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
    2. COMBINE evaporated milk and flour in small bowl until blended; add to potato mixture. Stir in clams with juice, salt, bacon, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes or until creamy and slightly thick.

Calories: 110g     Total Fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 50mg     Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates: 26g     Sodium: 720mg

Serves
Makes 4 servings

Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14.5 fluid ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini (white kidney) beans, undrained
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Ground black pepper (optional)

Preparation
    1. HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Add ham, beans and peas. Heat through. Season to taste with pepper.

Calories: 240g     Total Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 40mg     Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates: 21g     Sodium: 520mg

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Tip: One cup coarsely chopped spinach leaves can be substituted for the peas.

SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.


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