"This thick soup, chock-full of veggies and noodles, satisfies my husband's appetite after a busy day on the farm," reports Julie Green of Hull, Iowa. "It's especially handy for us to make because we raise our own beef."
That's why she often serves Cheesy Broccoli Soup. "This creamy and flavorful soup goes together in a flash because it uses frozen chopped broccoli and process American cheese," she explains. Plus, it's easy to warm up if Bob works late.
"He likes it so much that when he grocery shops, he always makes sure the ingredients for this soup are on the list," she reports.
"This is a terrific way to use up leftover chicken and cooked rice," remarks Judie Anglen of Riverton, Wyoming. "With its mild curry flavor and colorful chunks of carrot and celery, the thick mixture draws rave reviews every time I fix it."
"A steaming bowl of this soup hits the spot on a cold rainy or snowy day, which we have in abundance here," writes Linda Fox of Soldotna, Alaska. Oregano adds fast flavor to the pleasant combination of tender vegetables, pasta spirals and ground beef.
"I need to eat low-fat and my husband loves a good hearty soup, so this recipe fills the bill for both of us," reports Betty Kline of Panorama Village, Texas. "My friends have raved over this soup, and all our grandchildren gobble up their vegetables this way."
Tender pork and hominy make this chili-like soup from Raquel Walkup different from the usual offerings. "For a satisfying supper, I serve it with sliced green, shredded cheese, lime wedges and warm flour tortillas," relates the San Pedro, California cook.
This chunky chilled soup is terrific in warm weather, but our family loves it so much I often prepare it in winter, too. I made some slight changes to suit our tastes, and the fresh flavorful combination has been a favorite ever since.
—Mary Ann Gomez
This quick combination from Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska produces bowls of steaming soup that are sure to warm up your family. The mix calls for brown rice instead of white rice and is subtly seasoned with tarragon and pepper.
"When you live near some of the best salmon fishing in the world, you're always searching for imaginative ways to serve it," explains Mary Lou Pearce of Victoria, British Columbia. "I came up with this creamy chowder that uses salmon in place of shellfish. We love it."