Roasted Veggie Soup Starter

BY Gabe Mirkin TIMESeptember 18, 2022 PRINT

If you do this 3 or 4 times a year, you will always have the makings of great soups, veggie stews or chili on hand.

Your choice — any or all:
Peppers-red, green
Sweet potatoes
Winter squash

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice or chop all the vegetables into about ½” pieces. Pile into a large roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Scoop the roasted veggies out of the pan and divide them into 2-3 cup freezer containers. Press down to squeeze out most of the air. Place those you can use in the next week in the refrigerator and prepare the remaining ones for freezing as follows:

Put the roasting pan on the stovetop and add bouillon to loosen the browned bits from the pan. You will need about 1 cup of bouillon for each container of veggies you plan to freeze. Bring the bouillon to a boil, then ladle enough into each container to just cover the veggies. Put on each container cover, cool to room temperature, then freeze.

Use your Roasted Veggies in just about any recipe that calls for chopped vegetables.

Yield: As much as you want..

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Gabe Mirkin
Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D. brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology.
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