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Creamy Vegetable Soup

Think you need fresh vegetables to make soup? Think again. I fancied some soup for lunch, but had only a half pack of Country Veg mix in the freezer. I added that to the pot, along with some stock, herbs, spinach and cream cheese and I had a full flavoured pot of soup that fed 4 hungry people for less than a £1. I used a Country veg pack -cauliflower,broccoli, carrots,green beans and peas but you could use any frozen or fresh veg that you have in the house. The beauty of using frozen veg is it's still full of goodness,is quick to cook and just as tasty as fresh. There's no peeling and no need to thaw either, so win win! I also used Porridge Oats to thicken and add a creaminess- you don't taste them at all, but you could use Lentils or Mash potatoes and a touch of cream instead. This soup is easy to adapt to you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

 500 g Frozen Vegetables
 500 ml Vegetable Stock
 50 g Porridge Oats
 1 pinch Mixed herbs
 1 pinch Garlic granules
 1 pinch Chilli flakes
 50 g Spinach
 2 tbsp Cream cheese
 1 pinch Pepper

1

Prep:
Add the frozen veg to a pot

2

Pour over the stock. Heat on high

3

Add the Porridge

4

Add the herbs,garlic and chilli

5

Stir. Place lid on and once boiled, lower the heat to simmer for 10mns

6

Lower the heat slighty again and add the Spinach

7

Add the cream cheese

8

Stir till everything is combined. If you like it less thick then add a spot of milk. Taste and season if needed.

9

Serve hot with crusty bread

10

Easy swaps:-
Frozen veg for fresh(adjust the cooking time)
Oats for Lentils.
Spinach for Parsley.
Cream cheese for Sour cream or Double cream.

Ingredients

 500 g Frozen Vegetables
 500 ml Vegetable Stock
 50 g Porridge Oats
 1 pinch Mixed herbs
 1 pinch Garlic granules
 1 pinch Chilli flakes
 50 g Spinach
 2 tbsp Cream cheese
 1 pinch Pepper

Directions

1

Prep:
Add the frozen veg to a pot

2

Pour over the stock. Heat on high

3

Add the Porridge

4

Add the herbs,garlic and chilli

5

Stir. Place lid on and once boiled, lower the heat to simmer for 10mns

6

Lower the heat slighty again and add the Spinach

7

Add the cream cheese

8

Stir till everything is combined. If you like it less thick then add a spot of milk. Taste and season if needed.

9

Serve hot with crusty bread

10

Easy swaps:-
Frozen veg for fresh(adjust the cooking time)
Oats for Lentils.
Spinach for Parsley.
Cream cheese for Sour cream or Double cream.

Creamy Vegetable Soup

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