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7 Quick and Easy Immersion Blender Recipes for Busy Weeknights

 So you have a new blender (or you’re pulling out your old one), and you’re ready to see what all the hype is about! You are right to be excited because that piece of machinery may save you some serious time during your busy week.


Yes, once you know how to use your immersion blender, you’ll have a go-to plan for your busiest nights. It all starts with building a list of simple recipes, though. Forget fast food. We’ve put together 7 quick and easy blender must-have recipes for those busy nights when you only have a few minutes to eat — and it’s quicker than waiting in line for a greasy meal, too!

1. Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Made mostly with ingredients you’ll have in your cupboards already, this deliciously tasty pumpkin coconut soup recipe is ideal for all seasons. It only takes a few minutes to put everything together and blend, and you’ll have a creamy, vegan soup that will be a crowd-pleaser.

2. Immersion Blender Smoothies


Is fruit your sweet of choice? A refreshing and invigorating chilled smoothie is sure to hit the spot, especially on those long, hot evenings when you haven’t finished your day’s to-dos yet. This recipe includes strawberries, almond milk, maple syrup, and mint, but you can replace or add to it with your favorite fresh fruit and milk base.

3. Cream of Tomato Soup

Finding ways to eat your veggies quickly usually means raw carrots and celery. But not with this nearly instant cream of tomato soup recipe. Grab a fresh-off-the-vine tomato or save some time by using canned, pre-diced tomatoes; add heavy cream and a little chicken broth, sprinkle the seasonings, blend, and enjoy on a cold evening. (Don’t forget to pair with a grilled cheese sandwich for the perfect comfort meal.)

4. Broccoli Cheese Soup

What’s your favorite brand of broccoli cheese soup? Chances are, this recipe will knock it down to second on your list! Cheese is a dominant ingredient, but broccoli is a key player, too. Once you’re comfortable with the types of cheese and amount of broccoli here, feel free to adjust the ingredient sizes to tweak the recipe and make it just right for you!

5. Refried Beans

Are you ready for something other than soup tonight? How about a batch of Perfect Refried Beans made from this immersion blender recipe? This recipe takes a little longer than the rest, but it’s easy to make ahead and freshen in your blender on the go. Whether you prefer your beans creamy or chunky, this recipe has you covered. Grab your favorite pinto or black beans, your oil or lard, and your blender, and you’ll be digging into your next meal within minutes.

6. Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

Would something decadent and sweet (but still kind of healthy) be on the menu tonight? We think this orange creamsicle recipe, made from real orange juice and other creamy, delectable ingredients, is just what you need to tempt your taste buds. Freeze your bananas ahead, and this will be ready in five minutes!

7. Chips and Salsa

Skip the tacos but get all the flavor with this immersion blender salsa recipe. Rip open a bag of chips and chop up the ingredients here, and you’ll have the perfect restaurant-style salsa within minutes. The best part is that you can refrigerate the leftovers and keep them for up to one week!

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