White Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup

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…. 

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Sausage Lasagna Soup

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 lasagna without all the work…. 

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Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

My 4 year streak of not catching a cold is over. My immune system turned on me. Just like that. One day I’m basking in the glory of good health and the next I’m coughing my brains out.

Desperately needing soup, I dragged my sick self to the kitchen and whipped this up. While chicken soup is a known cure-all, I needed something fast without fuss and chicken was not a part of that equation…. 

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Italian Wedding Soup

Meatballs marry leafy greens, pasta and carrots to live happily ever after in this Italian Wedding Soup. While this is a popular soup for weddings the name refers to the vegetables and meats marrying well together. Minestrata Maritata. Married soup.

This Italian American version is lighter than the traditional Neapolitan version that uses an abundance of meat including prosciutto on the bone, sausage, beef and chicken with escarole and cheese like mozzarella and parmesan. The meat is slowly simmered for hours then shredded and added back into the soup, making for a hearty main dish…. 

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Cheddar Cheese Beer Soup with Pumpernickle Croutons

A thick and creamy soup recipe with beer and aged cheddar cheese,  made all the more delicious with the addition of stone ground mustard and homemade pumpernickel croutons.

Beer. Cheese. Mustard. Pumpernickel bread. Classic flavors that boost each other up and have little in common but when combined are all the better for it!… 

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Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Bacon

An immensely comforting sweet potato soup garnished with cinnamon brown sugar bacon, pepper jack cheese and sour cream. The soup mimics a loaded baked potato transforming it from side dish into a thoroughly satisfying meal!

The soup is fairly fast and easy to make. Almost as quick as boiling potatoes for mashing. Just one of the many reasons to love it.

Sweet potatoes are simmered with onion and garlic in broth until soft, pureed and then topped with candied bacon, pepper jack cheese for a pop of heat and sour cream…. 

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