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Dec 08

Healthy, Creamy, Dairy Free Southwest Soup

My Favorite Healthy, Creamy, Dairy Free SouthWest Soup

Cooler temperatures means soup is on the menu! If you are looking for a fast soup try this healthy, creamy Southwest Soup!

Healthy, Creamy, Dairy Free Southwest Soup

Since going dairy-free 2 years ago and starting new eating habits this year, I have sorely missed creamy soups! Almost all the yummy ones at the store or restaurants or even online have dairy in them, you know milk, butter, cream, all the good stuff I can’t have! If dairy doesn’t cause my frustrations extra salt, ingredients I can’t pronounce, fillers, do!  Often times, soups have dairy and all those other nasty ingredients!

I looked all over the internet to find a good recipe and was able to make some changes to one in order to make it less spicy. (Even though I grew up in New Mexico and Arizona, I’m a gringo, lol.) When I found this soup recipe I got really excited about it, and guess what? This is the most amazing soup ever! It was so yummy!  It’s dairy, soy free, gluten free, and you can make it corn free too!!! It can even be vegetarian! Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to make!

The Secret

When I first saw the recipe, I questioned how in the world it could be creamy without dairy?  The secret is the pumpkin! It makes the soup creamy and you don’t even notice the pumpkin taste because of the yummy homemade salsa and other spices! As a bonus, you are sneaking in the vitamins and nutrients of the pumpkin and no one will ever know if you don’t tell them.  I also love how versatile this recipe is. Don’t like corn? That’s ok, take it out and put something else in! Do you want to add bell peppers? Go for it! Do you want to make the soup spicey? Add jalapeno or more chili powder! The possibilities are endless and yummy!

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I crushed up 4 tortilla chips in mine and it was divine! It was a big hit with my husband and a bunch of my dairy-free friends! I can’t wait to have it again!

Hearty, Creamy, Dairy Free Southwest Soup

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About the author

Brittany Pisola

Hi, I’m Brittany Pisola. I was born in New Mexico, but moved to Arizona when I was 11. I am a stay at home mom, which I love! I have been married for 4. My husband is Italian and I actually met him while living in Italy. So far we have 1 little Italian-American baby and hope to have more. We have an one year old son, who was born two weeks before our 3 year aniversary. He is busy, into everthing, and leaning lots. We also have a very energetic dog, named Penny. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I was a teacher. I taught 1 year of 11th grade English and American History, 2 years of 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, and 1 year of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts. My hobbies include reading, traveling, taking pictures, playing board games, and hanging out with my family. I love reading historical fiction, adventure, and mystery novels. My favorite authors include Clive Cussler and Elizabeth Peters. I have visited 8 countries and lived in 2 of those.I have also visited around a dozen states in the USA.

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