quick n easy soups
21 Recipes Created by DINAISPO
Quick, easy to make, and easy on one's wallet. Great Recession Era dishes for the budget conscious, as able to stretch cheap foods to more than one meal. Pare these soups with salad and bread and you have a filling meal.
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Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty summer soup.
Cookbook creator says: This recipe could be slow cooked if you choose. Also, to reduce sodium I would use frozen corn and green beans. Also, instead of canned pinto beans I would use prepared dried pinto beans. Add a can of low-sodium chicken broth and a can of water for more juice.
This is (a) an improvement on Corner Bakery Cafe's Mom's Chicken Noodle Soup; (b) a large pot of vitamin-rich, naturally sweet, nutritious, chicken soup that (c) is very easy to make, (d) freezes well, (e) feeds about a dozen hungry people, and (f) I make throughout the year after having and making many different variations on a theme for many years
Although it can take a little time to get the chicken off the bones, it's SO worth it! Also, if you don't want to use a whole chicken or shredding it just isn't your thing, you can use chicken parts or whole breasts instead, cut off the big chunks, and dice or shred them. They'll take less cooking time, too.
There's nothing better for you, especially when ONLY chicken soup will do! It's not ambrosia (nectar of the gods), but it's as close as I can get! I appreciate your feedback and input. Enjoy! SparkPeople rocks my world! Nancy, a/k/a KEEPITMOVINGSubmitted by KEEPITMOVING
Cookbook creator says: Great base for any soup. A cheaper way to make is to save all vegetable scraps, such as ends of carrots, celery, and potato peels in a gallon freezer bag and freeze until full. Add gallon spring water to frozen scraps, boil, then reduce heat and simmer for an hour. Strain for broth & freeze.Submitted by CHEF_MEG
Pasta and Bean Soup (White) - There are almost as many version of this traditional Italian soup as there are Italians! Unlike what seems to be most frequently seen in Italian restaurants in the U.S., this version is what you will most frequently (in my experience) be served in an Italian home.Submitted by EEOSKI
This warm creamy soup tastes decadent and heavy, without any extra calories or fat. Submitted by THEFRONTBURNER
I used tilapia, rather than halibut, to make my fish stew. I am not a big fan of bok choy, so used a combination of broccoli and cauliflower instead. Rather than olive oil, I used canola oil. I allowed for larger portions for a hardier meal.Submitted by DINAISPO