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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Delicious Meatless Soups for Lent

Delicious Meatless Soups for Lent

Some people abstain from meat during Lent or skip meat on Fridays, although some eat seafood. (I am not legalistic about chicken broth) Here are some delicious soups to enjoy!
Recipes follow-

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Creamy Crab Soup

Tomato Bisque

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Creamy Potato Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Diced onion, celery, carrots,

16 oz tomatoes

8 oz. tomato puree

¼ tsp. thyme

½ tsp. pepper

¼ tsp. minced garlic

8 oz. potatoes

1 Qt. water

1 Qt. chopped clams

Opt. cooked Bacon.

Place water and vegetables in pot. Simmer 20 min.

Add bacon, tomatoes and spices.

Simmer 45 min. Add clams simmer 15 min more.

Creamy Crab Soup

5oz. flour

5 oz. butter

8 c. milk

½ tsp. paprika

¾ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 T. sherry optional

¼ tsp. old Bay Spice

1 lb. crab meat

Melt butter, add flour. Make roux, Cook 3 min, Add Milk, cook 10 min, Add spices and crab. Heat slowly.

Tomato Bisque

1 T. olive oil 1/2 shredded onion

8 lg tomatoes, peeled and seeded or 32 oz. Puree or Crushed Tomatoes

2 c. chicken stock

1 tsp. sugar

1 c. heavy cream s & p

Cook onions in olive oil. Add tomatoes, stock, sugar. Boil, simmer 20 min.

Cool. Puree the soup.

Strain. Add heavy cream, s & p to taste.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage(This is great for a diet)

3 T. olive oil

1 Lg onion chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

¼ c. balsamic vinegar

2 T. brown sugar

6 c. finely chopped red cabbage (not green)

6 c. chicken stock

Sautee onion in olive oil. Add garlic & red pepper flakes.

Stir in vinegar and brown sugar. Simmer.

Add cabbage, tomatoes & stock.

Simmer 30 min. Add more balsamic & brown sugar as needed.

Creamy Potato Soup

2 lb. potato, peeled and diced

1 small diced onion 8 oz chopped celery

3 Qt. Water- 2 chicken bouillon cubes s & p

Combine and simmer 20 min.

Add 1 ½ Qt. Milk

In a separate bowl combine 4 oz. melted butter & 1 c. flour. Add some of the soup broth.

Slowly add back to pot. Simmer 20 min.

Cream of Asparagus Soup

1 lb. Asparagus

3 ½ c. chicken broth

¼ c. butter ¼ c. flour

½ c. light cream

½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper

Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Combine w 1 c. broth. Simmer 15 min.

Remove 1 c. asparagus for later.

Puree remaining asparagus & broth in blender.

Melt butter in pan. Add flour. Add remaining 2 ½ c. broth . Cook.

Stir in cream, s, p, pureed asparagus. Add remaining asparagus & heat.Save a few stalks for garnish.

Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

½ c. butter

½ c. flour

2 c. chicken stock

2 c. milk

¼ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper

2 – 24 oz. Frozen Broccoli Florets or fresh

3 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Melt butter. Add Flour. Cook 2 min. on medium heat.


  1. here is a great link to more meatless dishes We love spaghetti squash! I'll have to try the pumpkin pancakes. @ The Flying Biscuit in Marietta GA I had Oatmeal Pancakes w peach compote & syrup! Yum! Happy Easter !

  2. What a great round-up of soup recipes! It's so chilly here today, these all look perfect. :)

  3. Thanks for joining my carnival! These soup recipes look yummy! I've been on a soup kick recently. I'm really anxious to try the Creamy Crab; that looks incredibly quick to make.

  4. Thanks...Hope these recipes warm up your tummy! i have made all except the crab soup. i hope to make that this weekend.They are all fab!

  5. Thanks for the recipes! Can't wait to make Asparagus, Broccoli and Crab soups! Thank you!!

  6. They are sooooo good! Hope you enjoy them!

  7. These all look great especially the clam chowda!Thanks for sharing.

  8. i just uploaded a pic of the Clam Chowder! It is so good! The recipe is from the Lobster House in Cape May, NJ. One of the top 10 Seafood Restaurants in America!