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Wegmans Root Vegetable Soup With Pancetta & Truffle Oil

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Wegmans Nella Neeck shows you this creamy-texture soup that's a tasty way to enjoy your veggies. This recipe is hardy, a delightful dinner on a cold night and perfect to try on friends. This soup is refreshingly dairy-free for those of us watching weight or are allergic. The black truffle oil and pancetta gives a depth and earthiness to the taste that is incredible and turns a regular root vegetable soup from 4 to 5 stars -
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Pancetta 4 Ounce, dice (Italian Classics)
  Onion 8 Ounce, chopped finely (Food You Feel Good About Cleaned, Cut)
  Leeks 4 Ounce, thinly sliced (Food You Feel Good About Cleaned, Cut)
  Celery 4 Ounce, thinly sliced
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely (Food You Feel Good About Cleaned Cut Peeled)
  Bay leaves 2
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Rutabaga 2 Cup (32 tbs) (1 large, Food You Feel Good About Cleaned Cut)
  Turnip 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, diced (1 medium)
  Carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, diced (2 large, Food You Feel Good About Organic)
  Parsnips 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, diced (1 large)
  Chicken stock 2 Carton (2 l) (Food You Feel Good About Chicken Culinary Stock)
  Truffle oil 1 Teaspoon (Food You Feel Good About Extra Virgin Black Truffle Oil)
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat olive oil in large stockpot on medium low and add pancetta. Cook 10 minutes, until crispy. Remove pancetta with slotted spoon and set aside for garnish.
2. Add onions, leeks, celery, garlic, and bay leaves to pot with pancetta rendering; season with 1 tsp salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat, stirring, 10 minutes, until softened but not browned.
3. Add rutabaga, turnips, carrots, parsnips and chicken stock to stockpot. Bring to a simmer on high. Reduce heat to low; cover with vented lid. Allow to simmer for 45 minutes, until veggies are knife-tender.
4. Turn off heat and remove and discard bay leaves.
5. Working in batches, add soup to blender. Puree until smooth, pouring pureed soup into another clean pot. Taste and adjust seasonings.
6. Reheat if necessary.

SERVING
7. Ladle soup into warmed serving bowls. Garnish each serving with 1 tsp fried pancetta bits and a drizzle of truffle oil. Accompany with crusty garlic bread or with pumpernickel bread and a nice fresh winter salad.

TIP
For greater convenience, soup can be pureed in stockpot with stick blender.
You can substitute the pancetta with bacon.
You can omit the truffle oil but it is highly recommended so don't skip it. It is worth the cost.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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