Souper Jenny’s soups are just perfect when it’s cold outside

When it’s cold outside, nothing hits the spot like a hearty, warm soup. Here, Souper Jenny — also known as Jenny Levison, owner of the Souper Jenny soup shop in Atlanta — shares recipes for two soups that are just perfect for the fall and winter months.

Fall vegetable soup topped with maple mascarpone

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion
    • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced
    • 4 cups sweet potato, peeled and diced
    • 4 cups parsnips, peeled and diced
    • 16 ounces unsweetened canned pumpkin
    • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • Vegetable broth, enough to cover all veggies by 2 inches
    • 8 ounces mascarpone
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Heat oil in soup pot. Sauté onion until soft. Add next seven ingredients. Bring to a boil and then lower and simmer for one hour. With a hand blender, pulse soup a bit so it is a little chunky and a little smooth. Mix maple syrup and mascarpone together. When serving, top each soup with a dollop of the maple mascarpone!

Wild mushroom, white bean and greens soup

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
    • 4 cups shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
    • 4 cups oyster mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
    • 8 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
    • 1 cup dry sherry
    • 4 cups white beans (canned), rinsed
    • 2 bunches of your favorite winter greens, chopped (kale, Swiss chard or broccoli leaves)
    • 4 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Heat olive oil in soup pot. On medium heat saute onion and garlic until soft. Add all mushrooms and saute until soft. Add sherry and broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add greens and white beans and simmer 45 minutes. With a hand blender, pulse soup a few times. If too thick for your taste, add more broth.

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