“You can pick up everything for this hearty soup at the supermarket on the way home, then put it together in minutes. To save more time, purchase sliced mushrooms. Serve with crusty bread and salad greens.”
Gilda Lester - Millsboro, Delaware
This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground beef and macaroni, the recipe was sent in by Maudie Breen of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Many games involve letters, so I thought alphabet soup would be ideal to serve at my theme party, which included an evening of playing board games and cards. I concocted the hearty soup using ingredients I had on hand.
Here's a surefire chill chaser for Linda Parkhurst of Brooklyn, Michigan. “Even those who don’t like tomato soup love this winter treat,” she writes. “It’s awesome with the seasoned homemade oyster crackers.” Linda asked "Light & Tasty" magazine to lighten up the recipe for her. Find the delicious revamp in the Dec/Jan 2006 issue.
Here’s a healthy soup from our Test Kitchen that's ideal for vegetarians and those watching their weight. Butternut squash and lentils make it filling, while herbs and other veggies round out the flavor.
This soup is such a family treasure, both my daughters asked for the recipe when they moved out on their own. I cook the tortellini separately, but you can let it plump up in the soup broth, too. —Cynthia Krakowiak, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
I first sampled this soup in a local restaurant. After some experimenting with ingredients and seasonings, I finally found a combination my family preferred to the original.—Erna Ketchum, San Jose, California