Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup for #SundaySupper "A Lighter New Year"

Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup is prepared with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and onion. This creamed soup is completely hearty, low-calorie, healthy and utterly delicious!
Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

With roasted vegetables being all the rage, I thought a soup that combined the flavors of roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and onion would be especially delicious and perfect for anyone who is looking to cook and eat healthier (me included). Plus this recipe coordinates wonderfully well for this week's edition of #SundaySupper and our timely theme of "A Lighter New Year.



Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

To bump up the protein level of this soup, I decided to add some cooked, shelled shrimp on top. Because this soup is so thick and creamed the shrimp rest perfectly on top and make a very attractive presentation. Of course, the shrimp are completely optional if you're not a fan. But if you are, you'll enjoy the extra flavor and texture that the shrimp will provide.

Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

This soup works well as a dinner entree or as a quick lunch when heated in a microwave which makes it perfect to bring to work so you can stay on track with your eating program during a long, hectic week. Serve it along with a few whole grain crackers, and you have a completely satisfying meal that more than surpasses your daily requirement of veggies with all their important fiber.

LIGHT CREAMED ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Yield: 8-10 cups     Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

3 cups broccoli florets
3 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 large sweet onions, rough chopped
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Shrimp (optional)  cooked, peeled and deveined

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil.
-Place the broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and onions in a large bowl and toss with the canola oil.
-Divide the vegetables between the two baking sheets and season each with salt and pepper.
-Roast the vegetables in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through the roasting process. Remove and cool slightly.
-Working in two batches, place contents of one of the baking sheets of roasted vegetables into a blender along with 2 cups of chicken broth. Blend until smooth and creamed. Place the creamed vegetables into a large stock pot. Repeat the process with the second baking sheet  of roasted vegetables and the remaining chicken broth.
-Bring the creamed vegetables to a low simmer and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
-Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes and then stir in the nutmeg, butter, milk and the apple cider vinegar to finish and to brighten the flavors.
-Garnish with cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp if desired.
-Serve hot.
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Spread the vegetables in a single layer onto foil lined baking sheets. I like to line my baking sheets with aluminum foil to make clean up easier. Roast the vegetables in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the roasting process. Blend the vegetables along with chicken broth until smooth.





Transfer the creamed vegetables to a stock pot and season with nutmeg and additional salt and pepper if needed. Bring the soup to a low simmer and stir in the butter, milk and a splash of apple cider vinegar to brighten the flavors. *Note - don't be afraid of the little bit of butter that is used in this recipe. It won't add that many calories (since 2 tablespoons isn't a lot for 8-10 cups of soup) and it will act as a flavor carrier and will allow the silky smooth flavor of this soup linger on your tongue.



Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

I really think you're going to love the depth of flavor that the roasted vegetables provide in this thick and hearty soup. I made this a few weeks ago and am already anxious to make it again and portion it out into quick grab-and-go containers that will help me keep on top of my healthy eating and exercise plan.

If you're looking for more healthy and light recipes to start the new year off with, please check out the other recipe links below from the #SundaySupper family of cooks and bakers. When it comes to eating light and right in the new year, we've got your back. Thanks so much T.R. Crumbly of Gluten Free Crumbly for hosting this week's event!
Bright Beverages

Blissful Breakfast Items

Appetizing Starters

Savory Soups and Sides

Marvelous Mains

Delightful Desserts
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