Like a previous review I added more veggies than called for and mine was stew like but the flavor was really good. Will definitely make this again. I subbed red potatoes for the squash, red kidney beans and used rotini pasta. The spiral shapes were fun. Threw in some green beans too.
I used more vegetables than called for in the recipe so mine was more stew-like - I was cleaning out the vegetable crisper. I doubt that changed the flavor profile which was awesome! Leftovers are even better. I'll put this recipe in regular rotation but not until fall and winter. I also made the salad (romaine, Parmesan, walnuts) but wasn't crazy about.
Husband- and Toddler- Approved. I bought pre-cut squash and pre-chopped onion to save time, also used and chopped baby carrots to save a bit of time cutting those down too. Used reduced-sodium broth instead of unsalted, and even then ended up adding more than the 1/4 teaspoon the recipe called for -- the sweetness of the squash/parsnips really needed a bit of something to counter-balance them, as I wanted savory, not sweet soup. Don't skip the bacon -- crisped and crumbled on top absolutely makes this dish! In all, this is a tasty, hearty meal, so I don't know that I'll be cooking it much once the weather warms up, but we'll definitely keep this in the rotation during cooler/cold months.
Great combination of flavors and love the balance of butternut squash with the carrots and parsnips. Would recommend buying pre-cut squash to save on prep time and muscle power. Topped with parmesan cheese (its worth the extra few calories :) )
I really liked this - I happily ate the leftovers all week. I didn't use or miss the bacon bits on top after the first night (forgot that they were supposed to included, actually). I did throw a couple of parmesan rinds into the broth for extra flavor.
SO GOOD!!!! I recommend using fresh herbs as opposed to dried, and also, if you want to add some more substance to this dish, add some chicken breast cubes! Definitely a keeper.
Wow! The chopping was laborious but the results were well worth it! Very flavorful and delicious!
This is a keeper recipe and I make LOTS of soup! Delicious! I'm so glad I tried it because I was almost scared off from the previous 3-star review without comments. I served this with Cooking Light's "Ultimate Grilled Cheese" and the two paired very well.