A Soup Spectacular! 5 Simple Soup Recipes Just In Time for Flu Season
January 23, 2013
Sniff sniff, cough cough, puke puke: with winter flu season in full swing, nothing soothes the ill spirit quite like a bowl of steaming, tasty soup. If that’s true, then imagine what fresh, from-scratch, wholesome homemade soup could do. Oh, the possibilities… Could Clam Chowder provide you with the strength to cut crime in half? Will Chicken Tortilla Soup give you sudden fluency in Spanish? Would Baked Potato Soup help you finally understand why the Kardashians are so popular? Well, we guess there’s only one way to find out!
Now, we know the thought of making soup from scratch can be intimidating: usually there’s two to three times the amount of ingredients called for in other recipes, and some require major babysitting. Luckily for you, we’ve searched for easy, tasty soup recipes, starting with Italian Sausage Soup!
If you like your soup meaty and hearty, this soup recipe is for you! Italian sausage cooks with garlic, broth, a medley of vegetables, and great Northern beans for a satisfying meal that will bring your flu symptoms and hunger to a standstill!
Did that Chicken Tortilla Soup we mentioned earlier spark your interest? It should: it’s delicious! And cooking could not be easier: all the ingredients, including salsa, corn kernels, garlic, and cumin, get tossed into a slow cooker and finish with tortilla strips and Monterrey Jack cheese. If your taste buds desire even more stimulation, a dash of cayenne pepper can be added to the soup recipe or you could also top a bowl off with fresh guacamole and sour cream as well. ¡Fantastico!
How about another easy slow cooker recipe? Baked Potato Soup is creamy, chunky, and includes real bacon bits! Half-and-half cream, flour, and ranch dressing mix are the key ingredients that recreate that savory, full-bodied taste of loaded baked potatoes.
If you’re still trying to uphold that resolution about losing weight, kudos to you! Try this Zero Point Cabbage Soup recipe. Isn’t that the same soup Charlie Bucket complained about in “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?” Why, yes, it is– except this one isn’t just cabbage and water. Cabbage, vegetables, basil, and oregano basks in a sauna of three types of broth– vegetable, beef, and chicken– for a surprisingly tasty and low-calorie meal.
Want a little seafood with your soup? Clam Chowder is your go-to soup recipe. This New England style recipe is the thick, creamy, and chunky soup you’d expect but simplified into an hour’s worth of cooking time. Try baking some sourdough bread bowls to complete your meal!
Still snifflin’, coughin’, or gaggin’? Well, at least your appetite is happy from a soup spectacular!