Living in Florida sometimes makes it hard to enjoy soup all year. My tip is to turn the air conditioning down and enjoy! I know many of you have summer gardens so I made this recipe for you and for my Dad! This soup has a very light broth showcasing great summer vegetables from the garden.
2 cans vegetable broth
2 cans diced tomatoes, not drained, I used petite diced
2 cans chickpeas, drained*
1/2 pound green beans, stems removed, cut into pieces
4 medium summer squash, cut in slices
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
2 -3 carrots, sliced
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Salt and pepper to taste, I used Lawry’s Garluc Salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 heaping teaspoon of cumin
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Place all ingredients into the crockpot and give it a gentle stir to blend. *If you are not a fan of chickpeas, use your favorite bean like kidney, black or whatever you like. Cook on high for 5 hours or 8 hours on low. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
I love tomato soup. It’s my go to comfort soup. I have created a semi homemade recipe that is absolutely delicious. Quick and easy to prepare, it can be prepared and served within minutes.
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 large cloves of garlic, minced, I grated mine on my microplane
16 ounces of vegetable broth
2 cans of condensed tomato soup (10 3/4 ounce)
16 ounces of heavy cream (you can substitute half and half)
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 Tablespoons tomato paste (I used the kind in the tube)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
9 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini (I used 3 cheese)
Shaved Parmesan for garnish, optional
In a stock pot, heat olive oil and sauté garlic until golden. This will take about a minute, be careful not to burn the garlic. Add broth, tomato soup, heavy cream, heavy cream, milk and seasonings. Bring to a boil, add tortellini and simmer about 8 or 9 minutes until soup is hot and tortellini is heated through. Serve with shaved Parmesan if desired. Enjoy!
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen.
I am delighted to present another Food Blogger of the Month recipe from Amy Driskell. She has submitted recipes before and I love to showcase her recipes because they are good and 100% gluten free. I made this soup and it is easy to make and delicious. Amy is the first of two March Food Bloggers of the Month.
1 stick of butter
1/2 bag of shredded carrots
1/2 teaspoon of chopped garlic
1 Head of broccoli cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 pound of velvetta
4 cans of chicken broth
2/3 corn starch
1 cup water
2 cups milk
1/2 bag shredded carrots
3/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
Melt stick of butter in the bottom of a heavy stock pot. Add onion, carrots and garlic. Let this cook for about 2-3 minutes until tender. Add 4 cans of chicken broth and broccoli at this time and let the mixture come to a boil. While soup is coming to a boil, cut the Velveeta into cubes. Boil for 15 minutes, add the cheese and let this melt.Turn the heat down at this point to low. Add the 2 cups of milk. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the pot. Once combined, add the heavy cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Let thicken about 10 minutes and serve hot. Enjoy.
I am very pleased to present another fantastic Food Blogger of the Month Recipe. This delicious soup recipe was sent to me from Lorrie Shaw. This soup is delicious and very filling. Lots of vegetables, chicken and one surprise ingredient that makes this soup a winner.
Lorrie and her daughter.
Ingredients for soup stock:
1 chicken, cut up
8 cups of water
2 onions, quartered with skins intact
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon Lawry’s Season Salt
1 stick of butter
In a large stew pot, add the above ingredients. Boil chicken until it’s falling off of the bones. Skim all of the onions and bay leaves out of the stock. Debone chicken and cut into pieces, set aside.
Ingredients for Soup:
1 onion, about a cup chopped
3 cups of squash, chopped (about 8 yellow)
1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 16 ounce can of chopped tomatoes, do not drain
1 cup of frozen corn
1 cup of frozen green beans
Chicken, the chopped pieces that made the stock
3 cups of chopped apples (do not use golden delicious or Granny Smith)
1 cup of small shelled pasta
Add chopped onion, squash, tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes to the chicken broth. Stir and add corn, green beans and chicken. Cook on low for 3 – 4 hours until squash is tender. Add chopped apples (I used Braeburn) and pasta and cook for another hour and a half. I made this delicious soup and I did add a little more salt and pepper after it cooked. Everyone’s palate is different so follow the original recipe before adding more. I loved this soup and will make it again! Makes 8 – 10 servings. Enjoy!
I love to make soup in my crockpot where I can just throw the ingredients in and in a few hours have a delicious meal. This is a healthy, but very satisfying bowl of soup. Enjoy!
4 cans low sodium chicken broth
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, I used lemon pepper flavor
1 bag of sliced frozen crinkled cut carrots
1 cup of celery, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 box of Uncle Bens Brown Rice and Garlic
1 1/2 cups water
2 Tablespoons of cumin
1 jalapeño, diced small, optional
Tortilla strips that you use on salads, optional
This is a clear, low calorie but tasty soup. Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or let it simmer all day on low for 7 hours.
This is my basic chili starter recipe. Once you make this recipe, you can add anything to it to make it your own recipe. Some people add chocolate, some must have hot peppers or bell peppers in their chili. Some leave out the beans. This basic recipe makes about quart. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. I know when I was raising my boys and they all lived at home, I was quadrupling this recipe. Make it, but try to plan on leftovers, it’s even better the next day!
1-1 1/2 pounds of ground chuck
1 medium to large onion, chopped medium dice
Salt and pepper to taste, I always use Lawry’s garlic salt to season
1 can of dark red kidney beans, do not drain
2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 14 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes, do not drain
1 Tablespoon of chili powder, start with that and taste to add more (I used 3)
Cayenne pepper, optional, or to taste
Grated cheese, optional
Sour cream, optional
Onions or scallions, optional
Fritos or corn chips crushed, optional
Jalapeño peppers, optional
Brown meat and onion in a skillet. Season the meat. In a large pot on the stove, combine beans, tomato paste, tomato sauce, the can of whole peeled tomatoes (I remove them from the can and using my hands, I squeeze them into pieces, making sure the juice from the tomatoes goes into the pot.) When beef/onion is cooked, drain all fat and add to your chili pot. Stir to combine and start seasoning your chili with chili powder and/or cayenne pepper. Simmer on the stove for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally or place in a crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. This recipe is easy to prepare and it makes very good chili. Feel free to add other ingredients to customize it to your liking. Enjoy!
This is an easy go to meal. Nothing about this soup is homemade but you will think it is when you make it. This is a great stand alone meal or it makes a wonderful addition to what you are serving for dinner.
1 26 ounce can of Chicken with Rice Soup, I used Campbell’s
24 ounces of water
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes, I used original
1 can of Texas Beans, do not drain
1 Rotisserie Chicken, torn in bite size pieces
8 ounces of your favorite cheese, shredded, I used Mexican Blend
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, optional
Tortilla Chips, broken in pieces
Sour Cream, optional
Sliced Avocado, optional
Sliced Jalapeno, optional
Sliced Scallions, optional
Combine soup, water, beans, tomatoes and chicken in a pot and heat thoroughly. Break up tortilla chip and place in the bottom of your soup bowl. Add cheese after you have added soup to your bowl. Garnish with optional toppings as desired.
Recipe adapted from Georgia Kirbo.