The Northland is expecting a rain/snow mix.  To the South in Minneapolis, 4-6 inches of snow.  You didn't have time to dig the crock pot out from behind the bread maker on those make-shift shelves in the dark room of your basement, but you want to serve something warm and tasty for dinner.  Here's the answer, Taste of Home's Roasted Pepper Potato Soup.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, undrained and chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup PHILADELPHIA® 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese Spread, cubed

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in the roasted peppers, chilies, cumin, salt and coriander. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and broth; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Cool slightly. In a blender, process the cream cheese and half of the soup until smooth. Return all to pan and heat through. Yield: 6 servings.