Great Soups Using a Homemade Base

Great Soups Using a Homemade Stock


This Thanksgiving, keep everything you'd normally throw out from the turkey, because you're making your own Herbed Turkey Stock! Use the homemade stock to make these delicious soup recipes. To substitute homemade broth for canned, use the following measurements:

  • 1-3/4 cups homemade stock for 1 can chicken broth
  • 3-2/3 cups homemade stock for 2 cans chicken broth
  • 5-1/2 cups homemade stock for 3 cans chicken broth

Soup Recipes

Harvest Sweet Potato Soup
I always double this Harvest Sweet Potato Soup recipe whenever I prepare it, since we love leftovers. This is the easiest soup I've ever made. Our 10-month-old daughter can really dig in, since this thick nutritious mixture clings to her spoon. We prefer it warm, but it can also be served chilled.
—Gayle Becker, Mt. Clemens, Michigan

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup
Diners will ladle out praises all around the table when you serve this flavorful Curly Noodle Chicken Soup. My husband and three sons can't get enough of it. I created this recipe for a dinner I hosted for a group of friends. The main course was Italian, and I needed a good soup, so I converted a favorite tortilla soup recipe by substituting pasta and adding different seasonings.
—Maxine Pierson, San Ramon, California

Sausage Kale Soup
When autumn falls, simmer up this comforting Sausage Kale Soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney beans and colorful kale will keep your gang asking for seconds.
—Susan Pursell, Fountain Valley, California

Pasta Fagioli Soup
My husband enjoys my version of this Pasta Fagioli Soup so much, he doesn't order it at restaurants anymore. With fresh spinach, pasta and seasoned sausage, this fast-to-fix soup eats like a meal.
—Brenda Thomas, Springfield, Missouri

Simple Chicken Soup
I revised a Simple Chicken Soup recipe that my family loved so it would be lighter and easier to make. It's a hearty and healthy meal served with a green salad and fresh bread.
—Sue West, Alvord, Texas


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