Recipe of the Month for October (Fall Recipe )



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Diabetic Living Magazine
“This veggie-packed side-dish vegetable soup can be made in the slow cooker. Just make a few tweaks (see Variation).”


    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, sliced
    • 1 medium carrot, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (2 cloves)
    • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
    • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes or one 14- ½-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 15- to 19-ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
    • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
    • 1 cup small broccoli and/or cauliflower florets
    • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • 1In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes.
  • 2Stir in broth, squash, and undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add beans, zucchini, broccoli, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
  • Variation: Slow Cooker Version: Omit olive oil. In a 3- ½- to 4-quart slow cooker combine onion, celery, carrot, garlic, broth, squash, tomatoes, beans and dried oregano (if using).
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3- ½ to 4 hours.
  • If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Add zucchini, broccoli, fresh oregano (if using), salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook 30 minutes more. Serve as above.

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