Here is a white bean, bacon and spinach soup that looks entirely unassuming. Like another run-of-the-mill soup. (This is what I thought.) I was wrong. Stuffed inside is the most incredible, full-bodied flavor. I was immediately smitten. With the very first bite. And may have even done a little happy dance.
When you get an overwhelming craving for lasagna but don’t have the time or energy to put together a casserole – do the next, best thing and reach for your soup pot! Sausage Lasagna Soup holds all the traditional flavors dear to my heart with hunks of sausage, zig-zaggy noodles, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese swimming in an Italian-seasoned tomato broth. An immensely satisfying, deconstructed… [Read more]
White Chicken Chili is a warm and cozy combination of chicken, white beans, roasted red peppers and chile peppers swimming around in a sea of creamy chicken broth. The “white” in the name comes from the broth, which, unlike a more traditional chili, doesn’t include tomatoes but a combination of chicken broth and half & half. The white theme is continued with the tender pieces… [Read more]
No matter how often I cook spaghetti squash it never fails to impress me. Pulling my fork through the golden sunshine colored flesh and watching it turn into spaghetti strands makes me feel like I can do anything. It’s nothing short of a magic trick to split open a squash and find spaghetti inside! Who knew you could grow spaghetti on a vine? It’s one… [Read more]
A main dish recipe for a thick and hearty Chili Macaroni Soup that combines not two but three of my favorites: chili, soup and pasta! And yes, I know it’s summer (for most of my readers). But I for one can’t imagine going the entire summer without eating soup or chili. This is the type of food I love and crave. I always find me… [Read more]
This is a recipe for a thick and creamy Potato Soup flavored with Cream Cheese, Bacon and Chives. Cubed potatoes are simmered in broth with sauteed onion and thyme until tender then milk, bacon, chives, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese are mixed in. It’s another Panera knock-off and one of my favorites. I always assumed that it was sour cream that I was tasting in… [Read more]
I have a hearty soup recipe today for Italian Wedding Soup. The name refers to the meat and vegetables marrying well together. Minestra Maritata means married soup. And it truly is a harmony of flavors with tasty, tender, little meatballs swimming in an herby broth with tubettini pasta, spinach, carrots, onion and garlic. It is the sort of soup you wish was served in a… [Read more]
I’m giving you a healthy, hearty and satisfying recipe today for Chicken Soup with Wild Rice. It is not the traditional chicken & rice soup you might remember from your childhood. This is a modern, re-invented version with coconut milk and edamame. Of course the more familiar, classic flavors like carrots, celery and corn are still there. Coconut milk has tons more flavor than milk… [Read more]